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

Russia’s Trade with Georgia

In the 2nd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Georgia totaled $175,030,258, up 11.42% ($17,933,467) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2016 totaled $129,807,421, up 11.26% ($13,134,950) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2016 totaled $45,222,837, up 11.87% ($4,798,517) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2016 was $84,584,584, a 10.93% increase ($8,336,433) over the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Georgia was Russia’s 68th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 75th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1608% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1152% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Georgia was Russia’s 58th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 66th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1954% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1274% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Georgia was Russia’s 69th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (down from 67th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1067% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0903% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Georgia

The major share of Russian exports to Georgia 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) - 44.57% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (44.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 15.39% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (28.98% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.14% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (10.57% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.78% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (8.50% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.84% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (2.03% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.81% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (1.86% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $4,914,037;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $4,237,358;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $3,567,864;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $2,090,589;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $2,055,739;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $1,916,560;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,507,272;
  • 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 $1,297,487;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,013,011;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $905,094;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $562,957;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $492,441;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $490,477;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $439,077;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $419,457;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $414,361.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Georgia 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 $13,700,481;
  • Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds (HS code 86) - a decrease of $961,471;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $692,496;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $562,139;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $425,293.
Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
01 Live animals 268,680 0.21 21,2431,164.79
02 Meat and edible meat offal 100,272 0.08 77,29229.73
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 224,590 0.17 116,44692.87
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,063,933 0.82 1,065,490-0.15
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 390 0.00 9,883-96.05
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3,764 0.00 2,64242.47
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 375,232 0.29 26,0961,337.89
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 593,524 0.46 494,10520.12
10 Cereals 19,295,857 14.86 19,857,996-2.83
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,041,639 1.57 2,734,135-25.33
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 528,440 0.41 470,25112.37
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 178 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8,256,436 6.36 6,165,84733.91
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 485,199 0.37 446,8688.58
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 833,769 0.64 688,59921.08
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,895,156 2.23 2,924,479-1.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,988,954 3.07 3,972,8450.41
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 432,041 0.33 444,647-2.84
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,987,545 3.84 4,082,45122.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,735,654 1.34 722,643140.18
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,008,268 0.78 515,82795.47
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 8,733,709 6.73 6,677,97030.78
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,099 0.00 206,657-97.53
26 Ores, slag and ash 67,022 0.05 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 19,907,105 15.34 33,607,586-40.77
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,181,258 1.68 264,698724.06
29 Organic chemicals 228,554 0.18 238,912-4.34
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,488,979 2.69 3,165,28110.23
31 Fertilizers 1,173,453 0.90 788,50048.82
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 939,935 0.72 520,47880.59
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,378,942 1.83 2,021,67517.67
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 1,912,916 1.47 2,222,028-13.91
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 59,764 0.05 82,302-27.38
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 147,480 0.11 119,35723.56
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 581,231 0.45 601,466-3.36
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,338,006 1.03 1,194,14912.05
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,322,822 1.02 1,116,57618.47
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 22,044 0.02 7,979176.28
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,591,215 3.54 1,023,351348.65
45 Cork and articles of cork 53 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 34 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 8,617 0.01 23,402-63.18
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,526,990 1.18 964,03358.40
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 116,218 0.09 164 483-29.34
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 10,806-100.00
52 Cotton 6,872 0.01 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 204 0.00 6,520-96.87
54 Man-made filaments 384 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 43,006 0.03 28,47951.01
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 39 0.00 458-91.48
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 35 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 84,528 0.07 98,263-13.98
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 177,092 0.14 52,003240.54
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 121,599 0.09 24,896388.43
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 76,253 0.06 48,01358.82
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 193,179 0.15 94,996103.35
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9,678 0.01 1,455565.15
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,782 0.00 1,381101.45
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 902,203 0.70 880,3962.48
69 Ceramic products 592,478 0.46 153,401286.23
70 Glass and glassware 2,350,552 1.81 2,075,72513.24
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 25,517 0.02 1,0392,355.92
72 Iron and steel 5,649,571 4.35 735,534668.09
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,158,420 1.66 651,148231.48
74 Copper and articles thereof 248,683 0.19 673,976-63.10
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 446,016 0.34 31,6551,308.99
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 16,960-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 13,371 0.01 3,644266.93
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 8,169-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6,264 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 115,854 0.09 152,171-23.87
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 243,512 0.19 91,855165.10
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,908,659 3.01 3,418,18214.35
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 5,008,147 3.86 3,710,66034.97
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 528,603 0.41 1,490,074-64.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,125,285 3.95 887,927477.22
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 699 0.00 4,203-83.37
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 715,678 0.55 411,52173.91
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 256 0.00 339-24.48
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 758 0.00 1,182-35.87
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 315,199 0.24 217,40544.98
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 158,876 0.12 70,019126.90
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 726,202 0.56 767,448-5.37

Russia’s Imports from Georgia

The major share of Russian imports from Georgia 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) - 73.17% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (66.09% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.59% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (23.06% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.90% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (7.86% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.36% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (0.57% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.77% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.44% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Georgia 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 $2,149,524;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,999,523;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1,583,737;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $790,218;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $529,414;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $371,708;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $197,818;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $171,527.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $2,548,556;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $311,073;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $243,770;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $215,870.
Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
01 Live animals 0 0.00 11,500-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 727 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 32,650 0.07 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,376,911 5.26 227,387945.32
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,467,742 5.46 884,005179.15
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,634,553 3.61 1,105,13947.90
10 Cereals 80,136 0.18 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 22,100 0.05 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5,736 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 118,493 0.26 334,463-64.56
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 12,307 0.03 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 403,784 0.89 205,96696.04
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 85,045 0.19 98,332-13.51
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 25,849,827 57.16 23,850,3048.38
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 360,697 0.80 189,17090.67
26 Ores, slag and ash 522,846 1.16 833,919-37.30
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,236,897 4.95 2,154,5733.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 263,480 0.58 507,250-48.06
29 Organic chemicals 40,000 0.09 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 46,291 0.10 50,591-8.50
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 0 0.00 564-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 3,570-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 665 0.00 18,599-96.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7 0.00 37-81.08
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 11,135 0.02 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 355 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 2,107-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3 0.00 7-57.14
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 163,120 0.36 106,26153.51
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 880,984 1.95 90,766870.61
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 184,228 0.41 141,44830.24
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,312 0.01 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 70 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 26,145 0.06 0
69 Ceramic products 4,013 0.01 0
70 Glass and glassware 3,148 0.01 0
72 Iron and steel 6,670,892 14.75 9,219,448-27.64
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,622 0.02 102,911-91.62
74 Copper and articles thereof 54 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 198-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 623 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 38 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 371,822 0.82 114326,059.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 60,397 0.13 110,032-45.11
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 222,523 0.49 144,89953.57
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 17,592 0.04 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,528 0.00 226,845.45
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 32,000 0.07 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 329 0.00 23,312-98.59
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10 0.00 0
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 0 0.00 7,526-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia