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

Russia’s Trade with South Ossetia

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with South Ossetia was $12,576,508, down 12.01% ($1,717,347) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $9,303,484, down 15.11% ($1,655,407) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from South Ossetia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $3,273,024, down 1.86% ($61,940) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with South Ossetia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $6,030,460, a 20.90% decrease ($1,593,467) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

South Ossetia was Russia’s 126th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 117th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0090% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0131% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

South Ossetia was Russia’s 116th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 106th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0111% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0165% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

South Ossetia was Russia’s 110th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 106th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0059% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0079% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to South Ossetia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 29.40% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (20.23% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.01% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (27.92% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 17.24% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (7.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.74% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (19.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.00% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (8.89% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.84% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (9.92% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.59% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (2.68% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $743,459;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $583,455;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $77,389;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $62,035;
  • 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) - an increase of $56,278;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - an increase of $40,580;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $40,547;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $37,731;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $33,706;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $29,339.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $1,351,547;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $954,085;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $273,271;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $238,398;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $227,545;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $191,246;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $106,325;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $65,424;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $61,114;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $55,445;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $47,760.
Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 87,858 0.94 10,469739.22
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 708 0.01 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 131,248 1.41 105,57224.32
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 29,121 0.31 17,36567.70
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 640 0.01 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,891 0.06 0
10 Cereals 4,392 0.05 1,448203.31
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 317,276 3.41 335,354-5.39
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 21,307 0.23 82,421-74.15
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 17,524 0.19 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 60,903 0.65 67,134-9.28
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 95,533 1.03 74,04229.03
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 31,745 0.34 55,148-42.44
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 40,064 0.43 20,25297.83
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,473 0.09 2423,401.24
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 665,306 7.15 713,066-6.70
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 696 0.01 1,202-42.10
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 621,860 6.68 1,575,945-60.54
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 12,050 0.13 77,474-84.45
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,722,717 29.27 2,139,26227.27
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 6,598-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 140,527 1.51 78,49279.03
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 31,507 0.34 14,827112.50
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,690 0.04 507,280.00
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 28,255 0.30 4,708500.15
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,342 0.03 1,042124.76
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 77 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 20,000 0.21 21,587-7.35
39 Plastics and articles thereof 165,178 1.78 220,623-25.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 353,017 3.79 626,288-43.63
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 115-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,418 0.05 242,816-98.18
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 50,539 0.54 24,594105.49
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 27 0.00 26,604-99.90
52 Cotton 1,436,999 15.45 693,540107.20
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2,576 0.03 406,340.00
54 Man-made filaments 32,833 0.35 28,92613.51
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 24,498 0.26 1,2101,924.63
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,425 0.04 2,29049.56
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 94,788 1.02 54,20874.86
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 445 0.00 314,733.33
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 7,381 0.08 2,546189.91
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 482 0.01 41915.04
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 268 0.00 311-13.83
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 775-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 158 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 91 0.00 18405.56
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 208,194 2.24 314,519-33.81
69 Ceramic products 84,657 0.91 91,509-7.49
70 Glass and glassware 29,432 0.32 9331,547.31
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 56,278 0.60 0
72 Iron and steel 241,403 2.59 432,649-44.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 394,591 4.24 622,136-36.57
74 Copper and articles thereof 8,821 0.09 887894.48
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 19,641 0.21 15,90323.50
78 Lead and articles thereof 37,731 0.41 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,757 0.02 2,697-34.85
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 25,672 0.28 12,576104.13
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 380,647 4.09 1,732,194-78.03
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 229,888 2.47 208,50810.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 157,915 1.70 147,7976.85
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 44,926 0.48 11,220300.41
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 22,649 0.24 25,631-11.63
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 52,093 0.56 11,546351.18
SS Classified 28,356 0.30 0

Russia’s Imports from South Ossetia

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 98.10% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (96.84% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.13% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (1.60% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.09% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (1.45% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from South Ossetia 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) - an increase of $18,877.

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $47,774;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $18,906;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $16,506.
Russia’s imports from South Ossetia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 22,346 0.68 3,469544.16
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,210,800 98.10 3,229,706-0.59
72 Iron and steel 36,957 1.13 53,463-30.87
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,921 0.09 552429.17
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 47,774-100.00

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia