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Russian trade with Abkhazia in the 3rd 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 third quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Abkhazia

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Abkhazia totaled $74,052,443, up 16.16% ($10,299,387) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $63,330,282, up 17.84% ($9,588,862) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $10,722,161, up 7.10% ($710,525) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $52,608,121, a 20.30% increase ($8,878,337) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Abkhazia was Russia’s 86th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 93rd in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0607% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0502% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 76th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 83rd in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0880% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0676% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 95th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 98th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0215% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0211% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Abkhazia

The major share of Russian exports to Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 43.86% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (38.30% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 20.86% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (27.31% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.00% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (11.97% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.88% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (7.78% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.60% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (4.93% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.45% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (4.04% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $4,619,059;
  • 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 $1,892,695;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,606,061;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,337,671;
  • 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) - an increase of $594,458;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $574,863;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $503,132;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $457,909;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $438,339;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $421,927;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $345,214;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $345,097;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $339,158;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $305,613;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $287,262;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $229,669;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $227,498.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd 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 $1,969,986;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,193,350;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $506,323;
  • 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 $411,237;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $208,903.
Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
01 Live animals 0 0.00 3,453-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 967,075 1.53 679,81342.26
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 28,720 0.05 32,772-12.36
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,306,117 11.54 2,687,058171.90
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,357 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 55,167 0.09 20,749165.88
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 71,544 0.11 67,0306.73
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 890,458 1.41 660,78934.76
10 Cereals 30,106 0.05 64,660-53.44
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,017,883 3.19 2,153,005-6.28
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 53,628 0.08 6,313749.49
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 433,218 0.68 381,86113.45
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,994,924 3.15 2,044,919-2.44
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 713,828 1.13 374,67090.52
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,118,098 1.77 1,039,7027.54
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,404,067 2.22 1,426,816-1.59
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 649,781 1.03 716,442-9.30
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,347,314 2.13 1,290,7844.38
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,456,174 7.04 4,017,83510.91
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 140,420 0.22 158,593-11.46
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,095,976 6.47 2,758,30548.50
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,209,089 1.91 705,95771.27
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,999,763 18.95 13,969,749-14.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 66,090 0.10 42,14156.83
29 Organic chemicals 17,277 0.03 21,206-18.53
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,853,942 4.51 2,508,72813.76
31 Fertilizers 196,129 0.31 317,117-38.15
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 412,325 0.65 435,785-5.38
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 466,061 0.74 674,964-30.95
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 620,938 0.98 1,032,175-39.84
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 43,312 0.07 23,43684.81
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 7,739 0.01 20,060-61.42
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 351 0.00 13,017-97.30
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 190,329 0.30 290,849-34.56
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,356,060 2.14 934,13345.17
40 Rubber and articles thereof 103,260 0.16 118,261-12.68
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,124 0.00 2,065-45.57
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,006,383 1.59 778,88529.21
45 Cork and articles of cork 8,937 0.01 13,765-35.07
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 5,984-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 953,961 1.51 648,34847.14
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 217,178 0.34 723,501-69.98
52 Cotton 0 0.00 704-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 15 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 18,329 0.03 6,096200.67
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 1,157-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 45,838 0.07 33,90635.19
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 49,311 0.08 22,101123.12
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 556 0.00 1,145-51.44
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4,207 0.01 37,758-88.86
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 17,503 0.03 11,39653.59
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 16,055 0.03 26,813-40.12
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 51,111 0.08 75,521-32.32
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11,758 0.02 56,850-79.32
65 Headgear and parts thereof 184 0.00 523-64.82
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2,904 0.00 10,243-71.65
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 297,593 0.47 210,56241.33
69 Ceramic products 420,506 0.66 408,6712.90
70 Glass and glassware 1,752,532 2.77 1,407,43524.52
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 69,532 0.11 15,397351.59
72 Iron and steel 2,039,351 3.22 1,581,44228.96
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,294,953 2.04 720,09079.83
74 Copper and articles thereof 10,416 0.02 12,217-14.74
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 39,798 0.06 102,263-61.08
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 81-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 573 0.00 1,130-49.29
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 13,935-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 43,190 0.07 85,588-49.54
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 116,891 0.18 134,630-13.18
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,444,538 3.86 838,477191.55
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 2,794,163 4.41 901,468209.96
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 509 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 186,183 0.29 342,840-45.69
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,907 0.01 78,752-95.04
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 824,784 1.30 2,018,134-59.13
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 12 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 897,582 1.42 303,124196.11
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 16,587 0.03 17,539-5.43
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 244,359 0.39 343,597-28.88
SS Classified 105,449 0.17 54,14094.77

Russia’s Imports from Abkhazia

The major share of Russian imports from Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.09% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (99.06% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $548,603;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $66,394;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $49,450;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $41,517.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd 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 $41,557.
Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
01 Live animals 13,685 0.13 1,624742.67
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 36,201 0.34 25,78440.40
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 548,603 5.12 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 65,276 0.61 45,45443.61
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 13,532 0.13 4,652190.89
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 118,515 1.11 52,121127.38
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 9,829,287 91.67 9,787,7700.42
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 41,557-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 7,539-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 49,450 0.46 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 1,741-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 4,835-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 678 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 34,680 0.32 28,05523.61
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 105 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 895-100.00
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 4,950 0.05 9,609-48.49
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,199 0.07 0

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