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

Russia’s Trade with Georgia

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Georgia totaled $792,623,490, up 14.10% ($97,969,780) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Georgia in 2016 totaled $590,170,966, up 11.09% ($58,905,470) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Georgia in 2016 totaled $202,452,524, up 23.91% ($39,064,310) from 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Georgia in 2016 was $387,718,442, a 5.39% increase ($19,841,160) over 2015.

Georgia was Russia’s 66th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 71st in 2015), accounting for 0.1695% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1320% in 2015).

Georgia was Russia’s 60th largest export market in 2016 (up from 65th in 2015), accounting for 0.2067% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1546% in 2015).

Georgia was Russia’s 69th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 70th in 2015), accounting for 0.1111% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0894% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Georgia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 40.14% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (44.34% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 22.41% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (30.51% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 14.27% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (7.64% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.22% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (9.01% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.01% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (3.03% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.83% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (1.68% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Georgia 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 $24,905,429;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $12,879,211;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $11,148,524;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $10,974,152;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $6,588,998;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $4,299,833;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,288,567;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $4,220,948;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $3,439,212;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $3,166,458;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $2,906,707;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $2,716,742;
  • 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 $2,145,439.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Georgia 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 $29,175,649;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $14,112,331;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $5,155,387;
  • 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 $2,945,250.
Russia’s exports to Georgia in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
01 Live animals 1,183,720 0.20 68,7151,622.65
02 Meat and edible meat offal 194,901 0.03 162,63819.84
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 800,088 0.14 199,515301.02
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,208,301 0.71 4,279,461-1.66
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,100 0.00 10,923-71.62
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 69,601 0.01 43,97658.27
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,324,119 0.22 300,712340.33
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 42,206 0.01 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,552,591 0.43 1,917,02433.15
10 Cereals 87,855,324 14.89 101,967,655-13.84
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7,761,026 1.32 12,916,413-39.91
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,960,485 0.33 1,629,75720.29
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 406 0.00 43844.19
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 31,306,074 5.30 27,006,24115.92
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,291,040 0.56 3,406,990-3.40
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,978,938 0.67 2,966,60034.12
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 17,666,674 2.99 14,227,46224.17
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 17,913,339 3.04 16,674,5107.43
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,973,673 0.33 1,621,56821.71
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 20,220,575 3.43 17,054,11718.57
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,686,736 1.13 3,780,02976.90
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,349,185 0.57 3,427,107-2.27
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 22,552,413 3.82 21,915,0982.91
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 104,869 0.02 818,226-87.18
26 Ores, slag and ash 79,322 0.01 4,5611,639.14
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 132,094,438 22.38 161,270,087-18.09
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,115,030 0.87 2,969,59172.25
29 Organic chemicals 656,981 0.11 648,4721.31
30 Pharmaceutical products 12,890,221 2.18 11,749,5639.71
31 Fertilizers 3,355,526 0.57 2,215,46951.46
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,061,621 0.52 2,289,01933.75
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11,574,223 1.96 7,353,27557.40
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 8,409,652 1.42 7,425,77113.25
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 260,587 0.04 404,070-35.51
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 555,272 0.09 641,189-13.40
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 729 0.00 943-22.69
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,981,717 0.67 2,653,68750.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,369,133 0.91 5,187,7803.50
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,055,649 0.86 4,315,33117.16
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 148,552 0.03 71,138108.82
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 21 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 15,874,552 2.69 4,900,400223.94
45 Cork and articles of cork 9,810 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 253 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 45,247 0.01 37,43720.86
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,190,743 1.05 3,474,00178.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 455,166 0.08 495,053-8.06
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 10,806-100.00
52 Cotton 30,952 0.01 7,119334.78
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,126 0.00 9,754-88.46
54 Man-made filaments 10,358 0.00 92,683-88.82
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 1,332-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 129,473 0.02 137,978-6.16
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,356 0.00 566139.58
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 419 0.00 118255.08
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 249,308 0.04 288,499-13.58
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 25-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,024,398 0.17 784,52430.58
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 691,875 0.12 481,95143.56
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 328,069 0.06 256,87927.71
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,434,830 0.24 1,408,7171.85
65 Headgear and parts thereof 60,329 0.01 36,38165.83
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 263,549 0.04 127207,418.90
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 7,593 0.00 2,964156.17
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,359,223 0.57 3,398,230-1.15
69 Ceramic products 2,486,555 0.42 1,122,757121.47
70 Glass and glassware 7,897,817 1.34 8,322,955-5.11
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 73,626 0.01 76,580-3.86
72 Iron and steel 20,132,364 3.41 7,253,153177.57
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,710,620 1.14 5,479,81622.46
74 Copper and articles thereof 709,171 0.12 1,874,395-62.17
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,042,105 0.18 361,502188.27
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,187 0.00 16,960-93.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 13,632 0.00 3,644274.09
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,168 0.00 8,169-85.70
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 15,911 0.00 24,143-34.10
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 459,947 0.08 529,684-13.17
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 504,772 0.09 569,520-11.37
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15,819,996 2.68 11,531,42937.19
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 40,319,901 6.83 15,414,472161.57
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 1,578,497 0.27 4,523,747-65.11
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 17,168,570 2.91 6,020,046185.19
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6,602,311 1.12 13,31349,492.96
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,700,944 0.46 3,069,063-11.99
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 15,817 0.00 3,001427.06
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 758 0.00 1,517-50.03
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 1,483,016 0.25 817,06781.50
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 411,832 0.07 266,61354.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,500,845 0.59 2,440,09143.47
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,115 0.00 0
SS Classified 741,802 0.13 101 589630.20

Russia’s Imports from Georgia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 74.20% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (77.58% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 20.19% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (15.93% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.55% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (4.00% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.45% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (0.64% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.80% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.10% in 2015).

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $15,426,556;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $13,924,310;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $5,213,130;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $3,761,757;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,490,682;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1,415,441;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $1,045,294.

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

  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1,526,811;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,141,606;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $619,765;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $614,356.
Russia’s imports from Georgia in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
01 Live animals 0 0.00 11,500-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 199,224 0.10 818,989-75.67
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 79,286 0.04 9478,272.33
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,024,646 2.98 811,516642.39
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 26,786,496 13.23 23,024,73916.34
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,577,131 2.26 3,161,69044.77
10 Cereals 83,106 0.04 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 209,059 0.10 203,3082.83
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5,736 0.00 3,85048.99
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 118,712 0.06 502,027-76.35
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 34,572 0.02 17,038102.91
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 102,420 0.05 68214,917.60
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 923,475 0.46 2,450,286-62.31
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 403,877 0.20 525,740-23.18
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 110,656,757 54.66 95,230,20116.20
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 8,400 0.00 1784,619.10
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,288,533 0.64 909,19441.72
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,563,438 0.77 2,177,794-28.21
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,307,620 1.14 3,449,226-33.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 759,734 0.38 1,127,703-32.63
29 Organic chemicals 327,900 0.16 226,51244.76
30 Pharmaceutical products 27,860 0.01 5594,883.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 492,827 0.24 407,55220.92
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 6,927 0.00 5,67322.10
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,583 0.00 26,528-94.03
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,812 0.00 4,45630.43
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 11,135 0.01 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 18,231 0.01 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 28,005 0.01 33,035-15.23
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 27 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 46 0.00 1,179-96.10
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 437,500 0.22 469,597-6.84
54 Man-made filaments 8,239 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 480 0.00 828-42.03
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 230 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,114,245 1.04 623,563239.06
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 691,611 0.34 426,80362.04
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 117,018 0.06 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,312 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 125 0.00 444-71.85
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 153,961 0.08 12,3001,151.72
69 Ceramic products 8,920 0.00 1,453513.90
70 Glass and glassware 10,052 0.00 6,56753.07
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 28,576 0.01 0
72 Iron and steel 39,599,678 19.56 25,675,36854.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 218,237 0.11 340,934-35.99
74 Copper and articles thereof 809 0.00 2,629-69.23
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 45 0.00 224-79.91
79 Zinc and articles thereof 785 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,331 0.00 2822,854.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,045,781 0.52 487214,639.43
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 206,868 0.10 237,781-13.00
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 575,655 0.28 359,99359.91
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 23,953 0.01 2469,636.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,822 0.00 730286.58
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 32,000 0.02 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,294 0.00 30,364-75.98
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 102 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 31,505 0.02 31,595-0.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 22,078 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 23-100.00
SS Classified 50,000 0.02 33 33749.98

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