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Russian trade with Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2016

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia's foreign trade in goods with Abkhazia in the first quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia's Trade with Abkhazia

In the 1st quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with Abkhazia was $42,294,105, down 4.37% ($1,933,009) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2016 totaled $36,822,336, up 5.39% ($1,881,594) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $5,471,769, down 41.08% ($3,814,603) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade surplus with Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2016 was $31,350,567, a 22.20% increase ($5,696,197) over the 1st quarter of 2015.

Abkhazia was Russia's 99th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 96th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0435% of Russia's total trade (up from 0.0334% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Abkhazia was Russia's 85th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 86th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0600% of Russia's total exports (up from 0.0387% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Abkhazia was Russia's 98th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 95th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0152% of Russia's total imports (down from 0.0221% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Russia's Exports to Abkhazia

The major share of Russian exports to Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2016 (and in the 1st quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 39.97% of Russia's total exports to Abkhazia (38.31% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 27.44% of Russia's total exports to Abkhazia (27.32% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.93% of Russia's total exports to Abkhazia (12.31% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.06% of Russia's total exports to Abkhazia (4.92% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.21% of Russia's total exports to Abkhazia (7.60% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.34% of Russia's total exports to Abkhazia (3.51% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's exports to Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1,108,018;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $518,585;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $480,173;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $313,130;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $294,068;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $273,021;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $224,132;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $206,555;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $177,572;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $138,129;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $114,800;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $111,830.

The largest declines in Russia's exports to Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $951,764;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $259,688;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $224,236;
  • Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings (HS code 94) - a decrease of $221,957;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $143,938;
  • Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster (HS code 34) - a decrease of $141,824;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $114,111.
Russia's exports to Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total export
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 411,316 1.12 100.88
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 38,448 0.10
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,325,008 3.60 -7.93
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 28,375 0.08 -45.92
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,411 0.01 -66.16
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 453,766 1.23 -18.25
10 Cereals 62,908 0.17 74.88
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,097,555 2.98 -16.96
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 504 0.00 -98.27
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 247,854 0.67 -4.55
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 932,055 2.53 -4.52
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 238,097 0.65 138.17
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 529,744 1.44 -9.41
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 846,211 2.30 8.02
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 265,548 0.72 14.03
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 271,974 0.74 6.10
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,406,662 3.82 8.64
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 159,372 0.43 55.50
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,782,526 4.84 36.87
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,061,750 2.88 26.76
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 13,657,750 37.09 8.83
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 36,917 0.10 24.80
29 Organic chemicals 29,675 0.08 554.36
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,913,883 5.20 -11.95
31 Fertilizers 292,786 0.80 154.12
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 451,008 1.22 18.19
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 268,897 0.73 -4.32
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 404,602 1.10 -25.95
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 11,143 0.03 -38.40
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 45,192 0.12 237.13
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,458 0.00 -73.58
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 71,508 0.19 -42.70
39 Plastics and articles thereof 395,053 1.07 -26.71
40 Rubber and articles thereof 103,765 0.28 51.35
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 227 0.00 -94.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 977,772 2.66 43.01
45 Cork and articles of cork 15,047 0.04
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 158 0.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 449,830 1.22 -9.34
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 153,517 0.42 225.71
54 Man-made filaments 6,359 0.02 31.09
55 Man-made staple fibers 955 0.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 35,132 0.10 60.11
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 17,253 0.05 -77.16
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 50 0.00 -90.81
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 29,211 0.08 67.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,085 0.01 89.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12,300 0.03 284.38
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 32,965 0.09 13.82
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 16,449 0.04 -49.87
65 Headgear and parts thereof 142 0.00 358.06
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 30 0.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 269,240 0.73 44.78
69 Ceramic products 365,308 0.99 45.83
70 Glass and glassware 510,841 1.39 -11.06
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9,758 0.03
72 Iron and steel 959,548 2.61 -49.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 834,911 2.27 48.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,662 0.01 146.02
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 37,252 0.10 39.48
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 50,830 0.14 25.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 29,932 0.08 -73.28
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 941,026 2.56 49.87
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 1,109,098 3.01 87.82
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 334,792 0.91 14.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 215,096 0.58 3.18
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 316,804 0.86 -41.20
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,928 0.01 -93.71
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 227,819 0.62 -19.58
SS Classified 1,288 0.00 -95.89

Russia's Imports from Abkhazia

The major share of Russian imports from Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2016 (and in the 1st quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 98.97% of Russia's total imports from Abkhazia (99.97% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's imports from Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $492,362;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $100,233;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $47,740;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $25,714;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $21,838.

The largest declines in Russia's imports from Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $4,501,666.
Russia's imports from Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total import
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
01 Live animals 9,588 0.18
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 144,327 2.64 49.43
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 492,362 9.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 683,593 12.49 17.18
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 9,705 0.18 -36.55
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 2,147 0.04 -69.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 50,030 0.91 -10.22
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,023,881 73.54 -52.80
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 23,813 0.44 1,105.72
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 25,714 0.47
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 6,609 0.12
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia