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Russian trade in goods with Abkhazia in Q2 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 second quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Abkhazia

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Abkhazia was $66,373,132, down 2.62% ($1,787,317) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $54,120,166, down 0.34% ($183,981) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $12,252,966, down 11.57% ($1,603,336) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $41,867,200, a 3.51% increase ($1,419,355) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Abkhazia was Russia’s 95th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 85th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0475% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0626% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 84th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 76th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0644% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0817% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 92nd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 87th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0220% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0327% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Abkhazia

The major share of Russian exports to Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 32.57% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (32.74% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 32.36% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (28.71% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.40% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (11.55% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.02% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (10.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.26% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (5.63% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.55% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (4.81% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $2,703,274;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $909,568;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $362,495;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $232,611;
  • 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) - an increase of $205,578.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,414,012;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $822,716;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $781,414;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $270,909;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $235,779;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $200,931;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $200,848;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $182,023;
  • 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) - a decrease of $171,166.
Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
01 Live animals 2,238 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 628,331 1.16 617,8761.69
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,246 0.01 72,285-95.51
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,678,142 3.10 1,837,347-8.66
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,876 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 32,780 0.06 31,9082.73
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 17,486 0.03 1,2131,341.55
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 857,917 1.59 773,77710.87
10 Cereals 40,953 0.08 74,458-45.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,914,279 3.54 1,681,66813.83
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 22,166 0.04 1,3251,572.91
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 701-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 22 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 400,863 0.74 380,7235.29
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,232,573 2.28 1,265,579-2.61
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 519,389 0.96 398,79230.24
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 742,194 1.37 705,4635.21
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,228,337 2.27 1,135,8978.14
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 747,255 1.38 705,6595.89
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,139,330 2.11 1,167,660-2.43
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,228,696 7.81 3,319,12827.40
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 121,881 0.23 128,297-5.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,067,494 3.82 3,481,506-40.61
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 543,810 1.00 1,325,224-58.96
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 16,971,202 31.36 14,267,92818.95
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 38,952 0.07 70,544-44.78
29 Organic chemicals 29,284 0.05 26,7759.37
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,472,941 4.57 2,466,8260.25
31 Fertilizers 66,559 0.12 267,490-75.12
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 542,107 1.00 742,955-27.03
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 395,732 0.73 413,622-4.33
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 477,026 0.88 648,192-26.41
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 38,104 0.07 30,52224.84
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 55,494 0.10 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,686 0.00 9,303-81.88
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 371,852 0.69 255,48245.55
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,074,372 1.99 1,256,395-14.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 63,670 0.12 84,572-24.72
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 305 0.00 735-58.50
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,329,701 2.46 1,442,448-7.82
45 Cork and articles of cork 17,387 0.03 13,09432.79
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 2,866-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 906,886 1.68 1,048,189-13.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 208,016 0.38 107,74393.07
52 Cotton 140 0.00 1,057-86.75
54 Man-made filaments 15,377 0.03 13,13617.06
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,012 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 36,031 0.07 24,24348.62
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,536 0.00 8,791-82.53
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,559 0.00 1361,046.32
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 12,280 0.02 26,896-54.34
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,531 0.01 4,69060.58
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 25,618 0.05 59,703-57.09
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 70,962 0.13 150,870-52.96
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 36,202 0.07 7,421387.83
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4,066 0.01 621554.75
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 413 0.00 3,019-86.32
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 291,822 0.54 273,4966.70
69 Ceramic products 530,116 0.98 553,050-4.15
70 Glass and glassware 1,443,334 2.67 1,080,83933.54
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 60,622-100.00
72 Iron and steel 1,645,888 3.04 1,549,9776.19
73 Articles of iron or steel 964,352 1.78 1,056,510-8.72
74 Copper and articles thereof 9,794 0.02 159,429-93.86
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 36,596 0.07 33,4479.41
78 Lead and articles thereof 86 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,367-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 107-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 33,441 0.06 99,551-66.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 159,266 0.29 155,8062.22
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,948,986 3.60 2,184,765-10.79
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 2,109,753 3.90 2,169,780-2.77
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 1,043 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 63,563 0.12 334,472-81.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 8,491 0.02 27,724-69.37
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 205,996 0.38 1,028,712-79.98
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 38 0.00 7442.86
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 271 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 852,831 1.58 647,25331.76
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 36,255 0.07 6,146489.90
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 247,325 0.46 318,337-22.31
SS Classified 82,658 0.15 0

Russia’s Imports from Abkhazia

The major share of Russian imports from Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.56% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (98.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (1.62% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $141,711.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $1,250,781;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $290,355;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $179,150;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $45,513.
Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
01 Live animals 6,237 0.05 11,385-45.22
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 454,294 3.71 744,649-38.99
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,054 0.02 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 18,819 0.15 10,86873.16
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 8,057 0.07 36,098-77.68
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 134,039 1.09 114,55317.01
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,433,199 93.31 12,683,980-9.86
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 141,711 1.16 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 945-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,096 0.03 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 30,250 0.25 24,72422.35
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16,754 0.14 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 2,131-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,456 0.03 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 2,306-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 179,150-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 45,513-100.00

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