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Russian trade in goods with Abkhazia in Q4 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 fourth quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Abkhazia

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Abkhazia totaled $82,673,382, up 21.52% ($14,642,054) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $62,527,941, up 25.00% ($12,505,488) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $20,145,441, up 11.86% ($2,136,566) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Abkhazia in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $42,382,500, a 32.39% increase ($10,368,922) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Abkhazia was Russia’s 88th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 92nd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0495% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0499% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 79th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 81st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0608% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0597% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 90th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 91st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0313% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0343% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Abkhazia

The major share of Russian exports to Abkhazia in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 36.14% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (30.96% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 21.98% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (26.98% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.38% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (10.52% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.43% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (13.22% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.18% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (7.89% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.02% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (3.80% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $7,677,202;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,429,879;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,915,520;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $703,773;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $476,847;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $391,335;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $357,539;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $272,846.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $788,806;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $567,259;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $439,002;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $194,336.
Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 693,275 1.11 697,620-0.62
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6,500 0.01 21,909-70.33
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,826,129 2.92 1,777,4692.74
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,147 0.01 4,235-25.69
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 51,853 0.08 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 83,962 0.13 73,82813.73
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 15,520 0.02 16,671-6.90
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 826,157 1.32 808,9322.13
10 Cereals 48,823 0.08 80,191-39.12
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,650,705 2.64 1,533,6847.63
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 971 0.00 1,289-24.67
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 106-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 21 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 278,489 0.45 253,3779.91
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,176,628 1.88 1,282,808-8.28
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 464,947 0.74 482,186-3.58
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 928,066 1.48 1,122,402-17.31
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,260,638 2.02 1,222,0453.16
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 509,831 0.82 422,53820.66
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 418,278 0.67 349,57819.65
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,411,610 2.26 1,464,007-3.58
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 213,360 0.34 175,60521.50
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,872,388 2.99 1,706,9279.69
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 608,244 0.97 1,175,503-48.26
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 21,990,448 35.17 14,313,24653.64
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 68,691 0.11 44,02156.04
29 Organic chemicals 24,859 0.04 7,682223.60
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,471,777 3.95 3,260,583-24.19
31 Fertilizers 103,501 0.17 212,533-51.30
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 380,992 0.61 508,744-25.11
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 546,977 0.87 274,13199.53
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 378,879 0.61 374,4891.17
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 24,618 0.04 19,19228.27
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 465 0.00 205126.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 84,136 0.13 79,8725.34
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,716,673 2.75 1,752,321-2.03
40 Rubber and articles thereof 94,775 0.15 77,13822.86
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,239 0.00 6,602-81.23
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 602,600 0.96 1,041,602-42.15
45 Cork and articles of cork 47,018 0.08 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,117,936 1.79 726,60153.86
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 118,509 0.19 131,980-10.21
52 Cotton 2,827 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 9 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 11,729 0.02 23,456-50.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 31,204 0.05 18,48168.84
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 28,920 0.05 40,252-28.15
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 18,101 0.03 6,185192.66
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 16,737 0.03 31,179-46.32
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 424-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,596 0.01 3,96116.03
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12,515 0.02 16,248-22.98
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 49,514 0.08 53,579-7.59
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 15,192 0.02 22,887-33.62
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9 0.00 1,595-99.44
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 347-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 306,803 0.49 371,563-17.43
69 Ceramic products 559,167 0.89 562,098-0.52
70 Glass and glassware 1,483,646 2.37 1,126,10731.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 40 0.00 9,226-99.57
72 Iron and steel 2,417,865 3.87 1,941,01824.57
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,438,093 3.90 1,734,32040.58
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,085 0.00 4,368-52.27
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,218 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 122,004 0.20 147,030-17.02
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,707 0.00 2,079-17.89
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 32,816 0.05 18,22680.05
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 96,986 0.16 100,799-3.78
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,386,402 5.42 1,470,882130.23
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 2,983,585 4.77 2,957,8620.87
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 6,241 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,792,097 4.47 362,218670.83
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 37,793-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 447,736 0.72 435,7072.76
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 383 0.00 680-43.68
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 210 0.00 103103.88
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 876,000 1.40 727,10720.48
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 86,328 0.14 41,445108.30
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 154,630 0.25 248,360-37.74
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6,041 0.01 0
SS Classified 10,870 0.02 1 016969.88

Russia’s Imports from Abkhazia

The major share of Russian imports from Abkhazia in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 98.92% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (99.48% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $2,281,980;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $280,836;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $121,744;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $73,856;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $72,301.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $734,986;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $81,589.
Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
01 Live animals 0 0.00 3,167-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 33,395 0.17 32,8921.53
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 551,258 2.74 270,422103.85
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,877,123 9.32 2,612,109-28.14
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 28,261 0.14 20,22439.74
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5,305 0.03 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 72,301 0.36 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 196,530 0.98 122,67460.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 17,136,125 85.06 14,854,14515.36
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 28,070 0.14 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 50,792 0.25 11,653335.87
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 44,537 0.22 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 121,744 0.60 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 81,589-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia