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Russian trade with Abkhazia in 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 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Abkhazia

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Abkhazia totaled $248,294,875, up 5.77% ($13,543,531) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in 2016 totaled $200,230,835, up 6.09% ($11,492,495) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in 2016 totaled $48,064,040, up 4.46% ($2,051,036) from 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Abkhazia in 2016 was $152,166,795, a 6.62% increase ($9,441,459) over 2015.

Abkhazia was Russia’s 91st largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 93rd in 2015), accounting for 0.0531% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0446% in 2015).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 79th largest export market in 2016 (up from 85th in 2015), accounting for 0.0701% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0549% in 2015).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 93rd largest supplier in 2016 (up from 95th in 2015), accounting for 0.0264% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0252% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Abkhazia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 32.41% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (32.85% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 29.47% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (33.41% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.61% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (11.31% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.92% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (6.81% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.23% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (6.00% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.14% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (3.91% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in 2016 over 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 $5,333,648;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,890,238;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,575,194;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,429,799;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1,197,810;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $854,312;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $778,224;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $766,168;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $664,707;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $640,802.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in 2016 over 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 $5,252,239;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $764,009.
Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
01 Live animals 0 0.00 15,856-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,693,887 1.35 2,124,97326.77
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 161,364 0.08 117,23037.65
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,965,945 3.98 7,843,8911.56
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,592 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 189,277 0.09 157,65120.06
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 94,839 0.05 111,452-14.91
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,926,932 1.46 2,759,5746.06
10 Cereals 247,665 0.12 282,153-12.22
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,349,073 3.17 6,511,202-2.49
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 56,744 0.03 36,22956.63
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 807 0.00 42191.69
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,315,173 0.66 1,253,8574.89
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 5,475,367 2.73 5,622,601-2.62
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,832,901 0.92 1,168,19456.90
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,475,714 1.74 3,282,0255.90
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,608,224 2.30 4,417,6114.31
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,043,529 1.02 1,849,14110.51
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,136,523 1.57 3,077,2621.93
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10,645,975 5.32 10,504,0451.35
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 603,693 0.30 648,176-6.86
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 11,066,935 5.53 10,212,6238.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,771,566 2.38 3,573,75633.52
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 54,238,688 27.09 59,490,927-8.83
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 217,572 0.11 114,77289.57
29 Organic chemicals 81,408 0.04 39,643105.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,495,234 5.24 9,899,8616.01
31 Fertilizers 968,938 0.48 913,5526.06
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,115,029 1.06 1,566,04135.06
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,422,718 0.71 1,632,330-12.84
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 2,048,218 1.02 2,405,066-14.84
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 104,167 0.05 113,094-7.89
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 52,931 0.03 133,638-60.39
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 11,317 0.01 23,188-51.19
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 597,186 0.30 745,316-19.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,759,830 2.38 3,330,03142.94
40 Rubber and articles thereof 368,739 0.18 431,256-14.50
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8,689 0.00 15,402-43.59
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,465,308 2.23 3,699,14020.71
45 Cork and articles of cork 37,078 0.02 80,360-53.86
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3,024 0.00 7,639-60.41
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 187-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,178,577 1.59 2,537,77525.25
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 610,417 0.30 1,046,701-41.68
52 Cotton 1,057 0.00 70450.14
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 15 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 61,280 0.03 37,85061.90
55 Man-made staple fibers 955 0.00 1,157-17.46
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 123,692 0.06 145,836-15.18
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 115,608 0.06 187,516-38.35
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6,926 0.00 3,77883.32
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 91,495 0.05 126,579-27.72
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 424 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 31,239 0.02 31,904-2.08
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 104,303 0.05 115,260-9.51
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 288,523 0.14 196,25447.02
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 58,515 0.03 166,965-64.95
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,544 0.00 5,685-55.25
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 6,270 0.00 10,337-39.34
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 30 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,211,893 0.61 1,000,22621.16
69 Ceramic products 1,900,982 0.95 1,534,98423.84
70 Glass and glassware 4,486,516 2.24 3,708,29220.99
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 149,138 0.07 26,164470.01
72 Iron and steel 6,489,893 3.24 7,080,997-8.35
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,920,695 2.46 3,345,50147.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 178,873 0.09 28,975517.34
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 257,527 0.13 185,55438.79
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 81-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4,019 0.00 8,332-51.76
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 107 0.00 13,935-99.23
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 211,792 0.11 254,150-16.67
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 403,432 0.20 406,020-0.64
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,041,212 3.52 4,150,97469.63
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 9,030,904 4.51 3,697,256144.26
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 1,217,665 0.61 1,206,7490.90
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 69,424 0.03 528,752-86.87
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,504,299 1.25 3,268,308-23.38
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 699 0.00 5,858-88.07
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 103 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 2,588,749 1.29 2,033,33927.32
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 67,107 0.03 198,183-66.14
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,038,875 0.52 1,044,585-0.55
SS Classified 107,753 0.05 185 458-41.90

Russia’s Imports from Abkhazia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 98.96% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (98.94% in 2015).

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1,907,442;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,829,810;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $293,078.

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1,649,229;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $390,677;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $230,887.
Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
01 Live animals 37,825 0.08 1,6242,229.13
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 69,093 0.14 25,784167.97
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 144,327 0.30 96,58749.43
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,056,037 4.28 148,5951,283.65
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,295,679 6.86 4,944,908-33.35
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 106,074 0.22 134,314-21.03
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 15,678 0.03 22,888-31.50
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 36,098 0.08 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 407,547 0.85 355,46414.65
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 41,394,472 86.12 39,564,6624.62
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 0.00 391,622-99.76
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 10,743-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 109,641 0.23 29,586270.58
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 2,809 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,306 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 321,133 0.67 28,0551,044.66
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 6,714 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 45,513 0.09 11,100310.03
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 0.01 9,609-48.49
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,199 0.01 0

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