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Russian trade with Abkhazia in the 2nd 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 second quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Abkhazia

In the 2nd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Abkhazia was $68,160,449, down 2.30% ($1,605,800) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2016 were $54,304,147, down 4.69% ($2,672,939) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2016 totaled $13,856,302, up 8.34% ($1,067,139) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2016 was $40,447,845, a 8.46% decrease ($3,740,078) over the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Abkhazia was Russia’s 85th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 89th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0626% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0512% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 76th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 79th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0817% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0622% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 87th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 91st in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0327% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0286% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Abkhazia

The major share of Russian exports to Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 32.74% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (30.78% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 28.71% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (38.79% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.55% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (10.12% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.58% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (7.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.63% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (4.47% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.81% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (3.59% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $1,113,742;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $773,167;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $659,755;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $367,990;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $350,634;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $318,304;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $260,260;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $250,292;
  • 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) - an increase of $196,751;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $193,616;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $171,612.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd 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) - a decrease of $6,769,179;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $422,276;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $405,571;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $298,640;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $225,718.
Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
01 Live animals 0 0.00 10,444-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 617,876 1.14 661,984-6.66
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 72,285 0.13 43,21067.29
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,837,347 3.38 1,928,917-4.75
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 31,908 0.06 41,226-22.60
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,213 0.00 7,985-84.81
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 773,777 1.42 802,760-3.61
10 Cereals 74,458 0.14 112,030-33.54
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,681,668 3.10 1,587,2005.95
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,325 0.00 255419.61
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 701 0.00 42166.51
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 380,723 0.70 258,52147.27
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,265,579 2.33 1,491,297-15.14
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 398,792 0.73 284,16840.34
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 705,463 1.30 713,246-1.09
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,135,897 2.09 1,163,226-2.35
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 705,659 1.30 581,70421.31
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,167,660 2.15 1,109,9275.20
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,319,128 6.11 3,724,699-10.89
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 128,297 0.24 194,641-34.09
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,481,506 6.41 2,821,75123.38
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,325,224 2.44 1,064,96424.44
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 14,267,928 26.27 21,037,107-32.18
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 70,544 0.13 24,883183.50
29 Organic chemicals 26,775 0.05 4,668473.59
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,466,826 4.54 2,765,466-10.80
31 Fertilizers 267,490 0.49 280,152-4.52
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 742,955 1.37 374,96598.14
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 413,622 0.76 345,99919.54
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 648,192 1.19 451,44143.58
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 30,522 0.06 52,004-41.31
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 99,869-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 9,303 0.02 3,674153.21
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 255,482 0.47 243,5634.89
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,256,395 2.31 938,09133.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 84,572 0.16 178,732-52.68
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 735 0.00 3,345-78.03
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,442,448 2.66 1,091,81432.11
45 Cork and articles of cork 13,094 0.02 2,788369.66
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2,866 0.01 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,048,189 1.93 854,57322.66
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 107,743 0.20 96,55911.58
52 Cotton 1,057 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 13,136 0.02 12,3406.45
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 24,243 0.04 51,541-52.96
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 8,791 0.02 56,101-84.33
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 136 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 26,896 0.05 22,49619.56
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,690 0.01 12,576-62.71
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 59,703 0.11 77,584-23.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 150,870 0.28 67,702122.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,421 0.01 35,071-78.84
65 Headgear and parts thereof 621 0.00 4,974-87.52
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3,019 0.01 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 273,496 0.50 230,64518.58
69 Ceramic products 553,050 1.02 434 48027.29
70 Glass and glassware 1,080,839 1.99 919,74217.52
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 60,622 0.11 10,766463.09
72 Iron and steel 1,549,977 2.85 1,540,9780.58
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,056,510 1.95 806,21831.05
74 Copper and articles thereof 159,429 0.29 14,1481,026.87
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 33,447 0.06 31,3946.54
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,367 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 107 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 99,551 0.18 64,48454.62
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 155,806 0.29 91,62670.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,184,765 4.02 1,411,59854.77
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 2,169,780 4.00 1,056,038105.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 334,472 0.62 306,0899.27
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 27,724 0.05 450,000-93.84
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,028,712 1.89 857,10020.02
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7 0.00 3,442-99.80
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 647,253 1.19 570,63913.43
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,146 0.01 65,988-90.69
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 318,337 0.59 255,34924.67
SS Classified 0 0.00 61,808-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Abkhazia

The major share of Russian imports from Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 98.16% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (97.21% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.62% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.01% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (2.72% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $733,709;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $716,142;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $179,150;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $45,513.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $347,257;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $230,887.
Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
01 Live animals 11,385 0.08 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 744,649 5.37 10,9406,706.66
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 33,497-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 10,868 0.08 49,313-77.96
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 11,221-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 36,098 0.26 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 114,553 0.83 128,947-11.16
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,683,980 91.54 11,967,8385.98
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 230,887-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 945 0.01 348,202-99.73
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,336-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 24,724 0.18 5,982313.31
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,131 0.02 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,306 0.02 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 179,150 1.29 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 45,513 0.33 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia