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

Russia’s Trade with South Ossetia

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with South Ossetia totaled $13,006,820, up 57.01% ($4,722,868) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $11,620,552, up 41.81% ($3,426,223) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $1,386,268, up 1,446.78% ($1,296,645) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $10,234,284, a 26.28% increase ($2,129,578) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

South Ossetia was Russia’s 122nd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 126th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0101% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0085% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

South Ossetia was Russia’s 110th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 112th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0139% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0134% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

South Ossetia was Russia’s 124th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 144th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0031% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0003% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to South Ossetia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 41.13% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (41.18% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.15% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (19.64% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.03% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (8.91% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.62% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (2.87% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.62% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (11.35% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.72% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (4.95% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.93% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (0.49% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to South Ossetia 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) - an increase of $1,394,211;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $628,762;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $600,745;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $513,110;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $358,327;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $215,282;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $124,125;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $99,543;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $95,213;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $77,972;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $73,568;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $69,315;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $69,114;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $64,099;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $58,956;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - an increase of $38,130;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $35,788.

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

  • 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) - a decrease of $451,074;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $384,235;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $97,455;
  • 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) - a decrease of $94,490;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $90,335;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $41,853;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $39,958.
Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 21,147 0.18 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,898 0.02 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 116,545 1.00 80,75744.32
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 17,838 0.15 9,13195.36
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 173 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,169 0.04 7,446-30.58
10 Cereals 6,874 0.06 17,677-61.11
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 319,195 2.75 245,62729.95
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 28,111 0.24 54,928-48.82
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 16,683 0.14 33,368-50.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 111,533 0.96 33,561232.33
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 49,664 0.43 53,117-6.50
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 56,697 0.49 40,10541.37
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 54,710 0.47 65,618-16.62
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,747 0.02 8,861-80.28
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 424,848 3.66 365,89216.11
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 11,136 0.10 8,80726.44
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,097,303 9.44 584,19387.83
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 36,868 0.32 25,39345.19
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,743,206 40.82 3,348,99541.63
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 498-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 39,453 0.34 16,714136.05
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 50,121 0.43 17,782181.86
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,259 0.01 3,553-64.57
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 28,410 0.24 23,21322.39
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,833 0.02 505262.97
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,530 0.01 7,315-79.08
39 Plastics and articles thereof 192,958 1.66 128,85949.74
40 Rubber and articles thereof 117,184 1.01 207,519-43.53
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 399 0.00 810-50.74
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 95,131 0.82 26,017265.65
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 26,189 0.23 6,601296.74
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 102,730 0.88 7,5171,266.64
52 Cotton 788,810 6.79 188,065319.43
54 Man-made filaments 14,480 0.12 16,767-13.64
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,464 0.01 2,084-29.75
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 5,297-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 58,853 0.51 20,723184.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 645-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3,540 0.03 945274.60
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 633 0.01 297113.13
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9,442 0.08 7213,013.89
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,053 0.03 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,506 0.01 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,082 0.03 1172,534.19
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 467-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 292,310 2.52 77,028279.49
69 Ceramic products 133,857 1.15 34,314290.09
70 Glass and glassware 25,186 0.22 6633,698.79
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 41,853-100.00
72 Iron and steel 156,628 1.35 540,863-71.04
73 Articles of iron or steel 279,228 2.40 376,683-25.87
74 Copper and articles thereof 14,339 0.12 1,718734.63
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 71,621 0.62 2,3063,005.85
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,164 0.02 1,35659.59
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 12,939 0.11 7,52272.02
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 764,981 6.58 136,219461.58
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 307,170 2.64 401,660-23.52
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 504,580 4.34 146,253245.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 169,710 1.46 45,585272.29
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 189,551 1.63 640,625-70.41
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 121 0.00 2,103-94.25
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 31,762 0.27 71,720-55.71

Russia’s Imports from South Ossetia

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 98.74% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.25% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (48.08% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.01% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (51.11% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1,368,869.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $45,507;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $25,136.
Russia’s imports from South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 646-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 73-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,368,869 98.74 0
72 Iron and steel 17,324 1.25 42,460-59.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 634-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 45,507-100.00
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 75 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 303-100.00

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia