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Russian trade in goods with Abkhazia in Q3 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 third quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Abkhazia

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Abkhazia was $66,481,473, down 10.22% ($7,570,970) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $55,650,225, down 12.13% ($7,680,057) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $10,831,248, up 1.02% ($109,087) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $44,818,977, a 14.81% decrease ($7,789,144) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Abkhazia was Russia’s 95th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 85th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0455% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0607% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 84th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 76th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0652% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0880% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 92nd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 87th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0178% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0215% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Abkhazia

The major share of Russian exports to Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 35.57% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (43.86% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 20.63% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (20.86% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.09% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (10.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.82% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (9.88% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.99% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (5.60% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.76% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (3.45% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.58% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (0.34% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $1,116,360;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $559,011;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $464,232;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $401,284;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $240,485;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $210,719;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $182,447.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $4,484,036;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,417,885;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $1,198,425;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $982,043;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $745,772;
  • 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 $585,665;
  • 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 $344,301;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $332,683;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $280,659;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $238,070.
Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 888,249 1.60 967,075-8.15
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,615 0.00 28,720-94.38
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,822,081 5.07 7,306,117-61.37
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,297 0.01 4,357-1.38
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 90,684 0.16 55,16764.38
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 49,031 0.09 71,544-31.47
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,072,905 1.93 890,45820.49
10 Cereals 46,667 0.08 30,10655.01
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,779,813 3.20 2,017,883-11.80
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 24,510 0.04 53,628-54.30
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 424 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 19 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 339,912 0.61 433,218-21.54
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,936,056 3.48 1,994,924-2.95
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 580,734 1.04 713,828-18.65
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 785,415 1.41 1,118,098-29.75
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,364,060 2.45 1,404,067-2.85
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 571,806 1.03 649,781-12.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,382,570 2.48 1,347,3142.62
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,257,749 5.85 4,456,174-26.89
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 117,146 0.21 140,420-16.57
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,678,091 4.81 4,095,976-34.62
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 463,317 0.83 1,209,089-61.68
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,017,720 19.80 11,999,763-8.18
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 63,284 0.11 66,090-4.25
29 Organic chemicals 17,885 0.03 17,2773.52
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,064,661 5.51 2,853,9427.38
31 Fertilizers 176,610 0.32 196,129-9.95
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 343,940 0.62 412,325-16.59
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 501,748 0.90 466,0617.66
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 509,466 0.92 620,938-17.95
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 22,039 0.04 43,312-49.12
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 32 0.00 7,739-99.59
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 351-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 137,318 0.25 190,329-27.85
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,757,344 3.16 1,356,06029.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 131,827 0.24 103,26027.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 22,363 0.04 1,1241,889.59
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 725,724 1.30 1,006,383-27.89
45 Cork and articles of cork 20,128 0.04 8,937125.22
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,194,446 2.15 953,96125.21
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 151,833 0.27 217,178-30.09
52 Cotton 1,947 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 15-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 40,305 0.07 18,329119.90
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 125,568 0.23 45,838173.94
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 15,117 0.03 49,311-69.34
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5,285 0.01 556850.54
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 24,331 0.04 4,207478.35
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,991 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,006 0.01 17,503-71.40
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 19,001 0.03 16,05518.35
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,167,471 2.10 51,1112,184.19
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11,935 0.02 11,7581.51
65 Headgear and parts thereof 485 0.00 184163.59
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 18,056 0.03 2,904521.76
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 103 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 369,144 0.66 297,59324.04
69 Ceramic products 347,839 0.63 420,506-17.28
70 Glass and glassware 1,815,708 3.26 1,752,5323.60
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 76,359 0.14 69,5329.82
72 Iron and steel 2,115,672 3.80 2,039,3513.74
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,450,811 2.61 1,294,95312.04
74 Copper and articles thereof 11,838 0.02 10,41613.65
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 158,098 0.28 39,798297.25
79 Zinc and articles thereof 605 0.00 5735.58
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 16,155 0.03 43,190-62.60
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 138,982 0.25 116,89118.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,003,549 5.40 2,444,53822.87
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 2,208,498 3.97 2,794,163-20.96
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 0.00 509-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 73,268 0.13 186,183-60.65
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,090 0.01 3,907-20.91
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,289,016 2.32 824,78456.29
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 217 0.00 121,708.33
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 553,281 0.99 897,582-38.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 52,326 0.09 16,587215.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 240,611 0.43 244,359-1.53
SS Classified 173,038 0.31 105 44964.10

Russia’s Imports from Abkhazia

The major share of Russian imports from Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 98.94% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (99.09% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $156,646;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $57,031.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $53,607;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $48,440;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $34,680.
Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
01 Live animals 0 0.00 13,685-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 45,645 0.42 36,20126.09
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 520,539 4.81 548,603-5.12
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 25,744 0.24 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 16,836 0.16 65,276-74.21
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 13,532-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 64,908 0.60 118,515-45.23
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 9,886,318 91.28 9,829,2870.58
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 156,646 1.45 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 32,803 0.30 49,450-33.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 27,717 0.26 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 678-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 34,680-100.00
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 0.00 105-100.00
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 0 0.00 4,950-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 7,199-100.00
SS Classified 54,092 0.50 0

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