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Russian trade in goods with Abkhazia in Q1 2017

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 first quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Abkhazia

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Abkhazia totaled $45,077,827, up 6.37% ($2,700,072) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $34,724,378, down 5.70% ($2,097,958) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $10,353,449, up 86.37% ($4,798,030) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $24,370,929, a 22.06% decrease ($6,895,988) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Abkhazia was Russia’s 98th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 99th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0351% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0437% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 87th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 85th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0417% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0601% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 93rd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 98th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0229% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0155% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Abkhazia

The major share of Russian exports to Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 33.88% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (27.44% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 25.90% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (39.97% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.42% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (10.93% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.45% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (5.21% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.37% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (7.06% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.82% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (4.34% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $511,603;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $485,138;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $419,604;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $397,442;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $387,922;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $355,542;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $348,315;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $276,772;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $232,650;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $223,673;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $210,789;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $137,116;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $135,768;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $132,094;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $121,370;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $117,291.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $5,408,604;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $558,225;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $316,264;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $243,509;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $183,551.
Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
01 Live animals 1,040 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 528,607 1.52 411,31628.52
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 20,592 0.06 38,448-46.44
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,744,612 5.02 1,325,00831.67
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,864 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 31,578 0.09 28,37511.29
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6,642 0.02 5,41122.75
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 664,555 1.91 453,76646.45
10 Cereals 52,197 0.15 62,908-17.03
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,445,870 4.16 1,097,55531.74
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 406 0.00 504-19.44
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 14 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 194,095 0.56 247,854-21.69
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,155,728 3.33 932,05524.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 359,467 1.04 238,09750.98
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 806,516 2.32 529,74452.25
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 978,305 2.82 846,21115.61
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 365,035 1.05 265,54837.46
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 365,909 1.05 271,97434.54
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,639,312 4.72 1,406,66216.54
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 176,475 0.51 159,37210.73
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,224,301 3.53 1,782,526-31.32
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 745,486 2.15 1,061,750-29.79
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,249,146 23.76 13,657,750-39.60
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 34,494 0.10 36,917-6.56
29 Organic chemicals 4,749 0.01 29,675-84.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,969,920 5.67 1,913,8832.93
31 Fertilizers 109,235 0.31 292,786-62.69
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 486,348 1.40 451,0087.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 263,496 0.76 268,897-2.01
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 375,930 1.08 404,602-7.09
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 28,593 0.08 11,143156.60
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 45,192-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 490 0.00 1,458-66.39
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 208,624 0.60 71,508191.75
39 Plastics and articles thereof 792,495 2.28 395,053100.60
40 Rubber and articles thereof 38,427 0.11 103,765-62.97
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 887 0.00 227290.75
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,009,117 2.91 977,7723.21
45 Cork and articles of cork 26,854 0.08 15,04778.47
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 158-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 837,752 2.41 449,83086.24
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 146,862 0.42 153,517-4.34
52 Cotton 1,844 0.01 0
54 Man-made filaments 7,813 0.02 6,35922.87
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,434 0.00 95550.16
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 26,840 0.08 35,132-23.60
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 16,253 0.05 17,253-5.80
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 50-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 11,845 0.03 29,211-59.45
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8,678 0.02 5,08570.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 26,012 0.07 12,300111.48
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 50,059 0.14 32,96551.85
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9,210 0.03 16,449-44.01
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,354 0.00 142853.52
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 630 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 30-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 274,092 0.79 269,2401.80
69 Ceramic products 501,076 1.44 365,30837.17
70 Glass and glassware 1,022,444 2.94 510,841100.15
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 9,758-100.00
72 Iron and steel 1,444,686 4.16 959,54850.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 923,928 2.66 834,91110.66
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,637 0.01 4,662-0.54
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 90,464 0.26 37,252142.84
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,544 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13,171 0.04 50,830-74.09
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 107,748 0.31 29,932259.98
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,296,568 3.73 941,02637.78
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 1,043,398 3.00 1,109,098-5.92
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 91,283 0.26 334,792-72.73
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 127,198 0.37 215,096-40.86
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 328,687 0.95 316,8043.75
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 21,950 0.06 2,928649.66
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 175,507 0.51 227,819-22.96
SS Classified 0 0.00 1 288-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Abkhazia

The major share of Russian imports from Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.65% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (98.99% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $5,272,825;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $147,697.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $408,474;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $120,073;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $93,103.
Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
01 Live animals 0 0.00 9,588-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 51,224 0.49 144,327-64.51
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 170,457 1.65 578,931-70.56
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 563,520 5.44 683,593-17.56
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 10,958 0.11 9,70512.91
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 2,147-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 197,727 1.91 50,030295.22
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 9,293,787 89.77 4,020,962131.13
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 29,594 0.29 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 26,121 0.25 23,8139.69
65 Headgear and parts thereof 492 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 25,714-100.00
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 0 0.00 6,609-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,569 0.09 0

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia