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Russian trade in goods with Georgia 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 Georgia in the first quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Georgia

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Georgia totaled $217,331,103, up 39.14% ($61,134,083) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $134,283,659, up 11.51% ($13,864,760) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $83,047,444, up 132.12% ($47,269,323) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Georgia in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $51,236,215, a 39.47% decrease ($33,404,563) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Georgia was Russia’s 61st largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 64th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1691% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1609% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Georgia was Russia’s 60th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 56th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1611% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1965% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Georgia was Russia’s 58th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 67th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1837% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0999% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Georgia

The major share of Russian exports to Georgia 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) - 35.14% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (40.26% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 32.32% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (30.66% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.29% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (8.70% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.07% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (8.39% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.23% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (2.21% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.73% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (6.43% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $6,604,533;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $6,522,261;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $3,137,088;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1,812,848;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,538,173;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1,374,167;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $1,179,089;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,170,207;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $970,960;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $807,656;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $754,620;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $634,160;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $623,832;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $465,613;
  • 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) - an increase of $435,504;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $403,042.

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $8,469,000;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $3,706,311;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,589,198;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $866,850;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $761,528;
  • 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 $649,087;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $614,704;
  • 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 $407,535.
Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
01 Live animals 319,693 0.24 416,198-23.19
02 Meat and edible meat offal 30,253 0.02 33,468-9.61
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 315,408 0.23 136,619130.87
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,075,838 0.80 896,18220.05
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 260 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 32,852 0.02 28,38015.76
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 95,227 0.07 856,755-88.89
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 534 0.00 23,042-97.68
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 616,973 0.46 578,2226.70
10 Cereals 15,464,377 11.52 12,327,28925.45
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,831,107 1.36 2,697,957-32.13
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 555,343 0.41 346,19960.41
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 123 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7,110,099 5.29 6,355,47911.87
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 707,627 0.53 706,3900.18
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,111,303 1.57 932,214126.48
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,284,709 2.45 3,329,250-1.34
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,238,539 3.90 3,864,37235.56
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 479,573 0.36 436,5589.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,835,402 3.60 3,665,19531.93
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,110,678 1.57 1,486,84641.96
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 832,642 0.62 752,27010.68
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 140,747 0.10 8,609,747-98.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 15,908 0.01 54,343-70.73
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 43,382,800 32.31 36,860,53917.69
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 774,990 0.58 1,182,525-34.46
29 Organic chemicals 77,056 0.06 111,665-30.99
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,295,853 1.71 1,892,81121.29
31 Fertilizers 744,038 0.55 729,5001.99
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 367,120 0.27 327,39812.13
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,022,351 3.00 2,209,50382.05
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 1,898,743 1.41 1,463,23929.76
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 49,810 0.04 29,08271.27
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 127,158 0.09 128,310-0.90
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,783 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 550,012 0.41 484,00813.64
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,680,401 1.25 872,74592.54
40 Rubber and articles thereof 926,503 0.69 676,52836.95
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 62,957 0.05 22,979173.98
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,805,222 2.09 1,834,26252.93
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 4,830-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 383 0.00 331,060.61
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,105 0.00 11,146-45.23
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,380,661 1.03 746,50184.95
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 142,233 0.11 65,763116.28
52 Cotton 0 0.00 14-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 97 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 12,685 0.01 9812,843.88
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 19,661 0.01 7,933147.84
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 121-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 718 0.00 52,116-98.62
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 425,437 0.32 217,74595.38
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 271,987 0.20 188,38244.38
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 50,061 0.04 67,364-25.69
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 276,027 0.21 297,753-7.30
65 Headgear and parts thereof 17,019 0.01 20,373-16.46
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,305 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 811 0.00 2,963-72.63
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 784,862 0.58 420,38586.70
69 Ceramic products 470,101 0.35 492,024-4.46
70 Glass and glassware 1,777,004 1.32 1,311,39135.51
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,808 0.01 6261,307.03
72 Iron and steel 2,295,305 1.71 6,001,616-61.76
73 Articles of iron or steel 552,618 0.41 1,167,322-52.66
74 Copper and articles thereof 236,383 0.18 247,306-4.42
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 385,598 0.29 224,27071.93
79 Zinc and articles thereof 37,346 0.03 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 777-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 90,123 0.07 67,50333.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 74,815 0.06 38,20895.81
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,645,160 2.71 2,106,98773.00
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 11,341,295 8.45 4,736,762139.43
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 43,590 0.03 692,677-93.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 926,180 0.69 2,515,378-63.18
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 30,070 0.02 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 517,953 0.39 419,56423.45
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 13,587 0.01 7,12290.78
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 403,471 0.30 162,146148.83
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 130,794 0.10 14,961774.23
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 825,659 0.61 750,6709.99
SS Classified 113,735 0.08 0

Russia’s Imports from Georgia

The major share of Russian imports from Georgia 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) - 53.58% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (78.39% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 44.11% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (17.60% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.47% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.15% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $29,898,661;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $14,401,804;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $2,226,908;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $521,000;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $445,731;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $340,642.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Georgia 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 $313,178;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $253,766.
Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 44,403 0.05 17,553152.97
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,864,533 2.25 2,177,711-14.38
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,413,145 5.31 2,186,237101.86
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,119,215 1.35 1,167,211-4.11
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 61,110 0.07 111,908-45.39
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 476 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 18,865 0.02 4,272341.60
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 216,855 0.26 46,025371.17
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 97,525 0.12 75,67628.87
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 36,660,308 44.14 22,258,50464.70
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 94,831 0.11 314,950-69.89
26 Ores, slag and ash 357,166 0.43 16,5242,061.50
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 609-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 49,360 0.06 98,002-49.63
29 Organic chemicals 160,045 0.19 135,90017.77
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 677 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 177,861 0.21 176,7420.63
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,066 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,945 0.00 1,43635.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 155 0.00 8680.23
40 Rubber and articles thereof 155 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 872 0.00 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,428 0.00 256,194-99.05
54 Man-made filaments 18,674 0.02 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 147,855 0.18 139,8975.69
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 124,736 0.15 210,465-40.73
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 40,032 0.05 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 29,808 0.04 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 31,123 0.04 0
69 Ceramic products 4,106 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 4,499-100.00
72 Iron and steel 36,182,649 43.57 6,283,988475.79
73 Articles of iron or steel 987 0.00 5,699-82.68
74 Copper and articles thereof 43 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 45 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 8,293-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 445,731 0.54 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,110 0.02 29,663-55.80
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 126,149 0.15 1,15010,869.48
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 0 0.00 6,361-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 23-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 521,000 0.63 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 953 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 17,447 0.02 20,465-14.75
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 22,078-100.00

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia