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Russian trade with Abkhazia in 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 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Abkhazia

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Abkhazia totaled $260,594,058, up 4.95% ($12,299,183) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in 2017 totaled $206,958,187, up 3.36% ($6,727,352) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in 2017 totaled $53,635,871, up 11.59% ($5,571,831) from 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Abkhazia in 2017 was $153,322,316, a 0.76% increase ($1,155,521) over 2016.

Abkhazia was Russia’s 94th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 91st in 2016), accounting for 0.0446% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0531% in 2016).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 84th largest export market in 2017 (down from 79th in 2016), accounting for 0.0580% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0701% in 2016).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 90th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 93rd in 2016), accounting for 0.0236% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0264% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Abkhazia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 30.38% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (32.41% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 29.28% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (29.47% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.16% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (9.92% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.90% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (11.61% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.98% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (6.23% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.09% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (4.14% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in 2017 over 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 $3,989,825;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,594,295;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,802,545;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $1,278,614;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,134,216;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $1,049,482;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $878,438;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $856,491.

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $3,224,661;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $2,410,711;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $790,462;
  • 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 $685,667.
Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 3,278 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,738,463 1.32 2,693,8871.65
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 31,953 0.02 161,364-80.20
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,070,963 3.90 7,965,9451.32
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 15,182 0.01 8,59276.70
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 51,853 0.03 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 239,006 0.12 189,27726.27
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 88,678 0.04 94,839-6.50
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,421,534 1.65 2,926,93216.90
10 Cereals 188,640 0.09 247,665-23.83
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,790,668 3.28 6,349,0736.96
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 48,053 0.02 56,744-15.32
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 424 0.00 807-47.46
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 75 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,213,360 0.59 1,315,173-7.74
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 5,500,985 2.66 5,475,3670.47
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,924,542 0.93 1,832,9015.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,262,195 1.58 3,475,714-6.14
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,831,343 2.33 4,608,2244.84
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,191,285 1.06 2,043,5297.23
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,306,081 1.60 3,136,5235.41
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10,475,505 5.06 10,645,975-1.60
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 628,862 0.30 603,6934.17
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,842,274 3.79 11,066,935-29.14
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,360,855 1.14 4,771,566-50.52
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 58,228,513 28.14 54,238,6887.36
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 205,420 0.10 217,572-5.59
29 Organic chemicals 76,778 0.04 81,408-5.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,979,299 4.82 10,495,234-4.92
31 Fertilizers 455,904 0.22 968,938-52.95
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,753,388 0.85 2,115,029-17.10
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,707,949 0.83 1,422,71820.05
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 1,741,303 0.84 2,048,218-14.98
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 113,353 0.05 104,1678.82
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 55,526 0.03 52,9314.90
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,640 0.00 11,317-76.67
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 801,927 0.39 597,18634.28
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,340,873 2.58 4,759,83012.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 328,700 0.16 368,739-10.86
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 24,796 0.01 8,689185.37
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,674,846 1.78 4,465,308-17.70
45 Cork and articles of cork 111,386 0.05 37,078200.41
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 3,024-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,057,015 1.96 3,178,57727.64
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 625,224 0.30 610,4172.43
52 Cotton 6,758 0.00 1,057539.36
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 9 0.00 15-40.00
54 Man-made filaments 75,223 0.04 61,28022.75
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,446 0.00 955260.84
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 219,642 0.11 123,69277.57
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 61,826 0.03 115,608-46.52
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 24,945 0.01 6,926260.16
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 65,192 0.03 91,495-28.75
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,991 0.00 424369.58
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 25,810 0.01 31,239-17.38
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 83,145 0.04 104,303-20.29
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,338,005 0.65 288,523363.74
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 72,538 0.04 58,51523.96
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5,913 0.00 2,544132.43
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 19,100 0.01 6,270204.63
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 103 0.00 30243.33
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,241,862 0.60 1,211,8932.47
69 Ceramic products 1,938,199 0.94 1,900,9821.96
70 Glass and glassware 5,765,130 2.79 4,486,51628.50
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 76,399 0.04 149,138-48.77
72 Iron and steel 7,624,109 3.68 6,489,89317.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,777,186 2.79 4,920,69517.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 28,354 0.01 178,873-84.15
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,218 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 407,163 0.20 257,52758.10
78 Lead and articles thereof 86 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3,856 0.00 4,019-4.06
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 95,581 0.05 211,792-54.87
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 502,983 0.24 403,43224.68
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,635,507 4.66 7,041,21236.84
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 8,345,237 4.03 9,030,904-7.59
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 7,284 0.00 5091,331.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,020,210 1.46 1,217,665148.03
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 11,581 0.01 69,424-83.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,069,947 1.00 2,504,299-17.34
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 638 0.00 699-8.73
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 482 0.00 103367.96
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 2,610,798 1.26 2,588,7490.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 196,860 0.10 67,107193.35
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 818,071 0.40 1,038,875-21.25
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6,041 0.00 0
SS Classified 258,862 0.13 107 753140.24

Russia’s Imports from Abkhazia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.13% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (98.96% in 2016).

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $6,354,956;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $356,021;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $196,767;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $185,656.

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $820,777;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $359,487;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $321,133.
Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 6,237 0.01 37,825-83.51
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 79,040 0.15 69,09314.40
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 51,224 0.10 144,327-64.51
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,696,550 3.16 2,056,037-17.48
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,474,902 4.61 3,295,679-24.90
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 74,874 0.14 106,074-29.41
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5,305 0.01 15,678-66.16
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 80,358 0.15 36,098122.61
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 593,203 1.11 407,54745.55
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 47,749,428 89.03 41,394,47215.35
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 356,021 0.66 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 0.01 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 139,966 0.26 109,64127.66
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16,754 0.03 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 44,537 0.08 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 196,767 0.37 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 492 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 2,809-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,456 0.01 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 0.00 321,133-100.00
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 6,714-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,569 0.02 45,513-78.98
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 0.10 0
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