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

Russia’s Trade with Georgia

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Georgia totaled $1,084,109,650, up 36.77% ($291,486,160) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Georgia in 2017 totaled $699,476,531, up 18.52% ($109,305,565) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Georgia in 2017 totaled $384,633,119, up 89.99% ($182,180,595) from 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Georgia in 2017 was $314,843,412, a 18.80% decrease ($72,875,030) over 2016.

Georgia was Russia’s 62nd largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 66th in 2016), accounting for 0.1856% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1695% in 2016).

Georgia was Russia’s 61st largest export market in 2017 (down from 60th in 2016), accounting for 0.1959% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2067% in 2016).

Georgia was Russia’s 61st largest supplier in 2017 (up from 69th in 2016), accounting for 0.1695% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1111% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Georgia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 37.12% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (40.14% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 24.13% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (22.41% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.75% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (14.27% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.46% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (10.22% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.68% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (3.83% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.34% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (5.01% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Georgia 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 $36,592,853;
  • 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) - an increase of $25,624,101;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $16,060,020;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $14,123,490;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $6,748,192;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $5,920,230;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $4,926,285;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $4,909,407;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $3,446,404;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $3,032,327;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $3,002,802;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $2,627,759.

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $17,545,039;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $10,035,452;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $9,823,411.
Russia’s exports to Georgia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 2,078,540 0.30 1,183,72075.59
02 Meat and edible meat offal 420,441 0.06 194,901115.72
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 750,582 0.11 800,088-6.19
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,085,725 0.73 4,208,30120.85
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 780 0.00 3,100-74.84
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 70,974 0.01 69,6011.97
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 377,592 0.05 1,324,119-71.48
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 36,584 0.01 42,206-13.32
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,854,628 0.41 2,552,59111.83
10 Cereals 103,915,344 14.86 87,855,32418.28
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7,126,338 1.02 7,761,026-8.18
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,158,771 0.45 1,960,48561.12
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 391 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 340 0.00 406-16.26
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 33,270,234 4.76 31,306,0746.27
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,717,546 0.53 3,291,04012.96
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6,981,740 1.00 3,978,93875.47
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 22,576,081 3.23 17,666,67427.79
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 23,833,569 3.41 17,913,33933.05
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,940,925 0.28 1,973,673-1.66
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 25,146,860 3.60 20,220,57524.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,393,442 1.06 6,686,73610.57
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,886,012 0.56 3,349,18516.03
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,007,374 0.72 22,552,413-77.80
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 80,390 0.01 104,869-23.34
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 79,322-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 168,687,291 24.12 132,094,43827.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,947,479 0.85 5,115,03016.27
29 Organic chemicals 687,320 0.10 656,9814.62
30 Pharmaceutical products 13,712,739 1.96 12,890,2216.38
31 Fertilizers 5,279,155 0.75 3,355,52657.33
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,720,564 0.39 3,061,621-11.14
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14,606,550 2.09 11,574,22326.20
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 9,818,343 1.40 8,409,65216.75
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 379,142 0.05 260,58745.50
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 703,376 0.10 555,27226.67
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 7,410 0.00 729916.46
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,971,828 0.42 3,981,717-25.36
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,117,325 1.73 5,369,133125.68
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,211,430 0.60 5,055,649-16.70
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 246,204 0.04 148,55265.74
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 21-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 17,267,206 2.47 15,874,5528.77
45 Cork and articles of cork 8,692 0.00 9,810-11.40
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 4,099 0.00 2531,520.16
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 47,009 0.01 45,2473.89
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,803,695 1.12 6,190,74326.05
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 575,120 0.08 455,16626.35
52 Cotton 12,898 0.00 30,952-58.33
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 7,264 0.00 1,126545.12
54 Man-made filaments 13,389 0.00 10,35829.26
55 Man-made staple fibers 189 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 216,605 0.03 129,47367.30
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 578 0.00 1,356-57.37
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,726 0.00 419550.60
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 80,248 0.01 249,308-67.81
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,619,547 0.23 1,024,39858.10
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,135,071 0.16 691,87564.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 364,429 0.05 328,06911.08
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,579,465 0.23 1,434,83010.08
65 Headgear and parts thereof 90,439 0.01 60,32949.91
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3,784 0.00 263,549-98.56
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4,171 0.00 7,593-45.07
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,251,735 0.75 3,359,22356.34
69 Ceramic products 2,860,508 0.41 2,486,55515.04
70 Glass and glassware 11,344,221 1.62 7,897,81743.64
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 54,372 0.01 73,626-26.15
72 Iron and steel 10,308,953 1.47 20,132,364-48.79
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,629,928 0.80 6,710,620-16.10
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,761,690 0.39 709,171289.43
75 Nickel and articles thereof 174 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,040,311 0.43 1,042,105191.75
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,187-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 46,546 0.01 13,632241.45
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,168-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5,220 0.00 15,911-67.19
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 461,258 0.07 459,9470.29
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,084,232 0.16 504,772114.80
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 29,943,486 4.28 15,819,99689.28
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 65,944,002 9.43 40,319,90163.55
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 1,491,461 0.21 1,578,497-5.51
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,133,118 1.02 17,168,570-58.45
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 9,230,070 1.32 6,602,31139.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,409,002 0.49 2,700,94426.22
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 42,385 0.01 15,817167.97
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 758-100.00
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 2,301,727 0.33 1,483,01655.21
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 905,643 0.13 411,832119.91
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,992,049 0.43 3,500,845-14.53
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 1,115-100.00
SS Classified 590,457 0.08 741 802-20.40

Russia’s Imports from Georgia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 58.99% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (74.20% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 36.40% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (20.19% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.82% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (2.55% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.05% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (0.80% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.89% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.45% in 2016).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $96,895,198;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $69,071,792;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $4,086,140;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2,771,700;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2,530,524;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $2,072,977;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,696,249.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Georgia 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 111,218 0.03 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 199,224-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 727-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 70,604 0.02 79,286-10.95
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,555,170 2.22 6,024,64642.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 30,872,636 8.03 26,786,49615.25
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,315,265 1.12 4,577,131-5.72
10 Cereals 467,952 0.12 83,106463.08
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,325,299 0.34 209,059533.94
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4,570 0.00 5,736-20.33
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 14,340 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 613 0.00 118,712-99.48
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 35,349 0.01 34,5722.25
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 37,800 0.01 102,420-63.09
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 906,888 0.24 923,475-1.80
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 450,961 0.12 403,87711.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 179,728,549 46.73 110,656,75762.42
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 8,400-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 477,673 0.12 1,288,533-62.93
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,430,007 0.37 1,563,438-8.53
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,079,320 1.32 2,307,620120.11
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,235,418 0.32 759,73462.61
29 Organic chemicals 244,045 0.06 327,900-25.57
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,724,109 0.45 27,8606,088.47
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 27,607 0.01 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 772,139 0.20 492,82756.68
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,066 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10,915 0.00 6,92757.57
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,026 0.00 1,583343.84
40 Rubber and articles thereof 156 0.00 5,812-97.32
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 11,135-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 103 0.00 18,231-99.44
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 79,344 0.02 28,005183.32
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 27-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,319 0.00 469,289.13
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 129,748 0.03 437,500-70.34
54 Man-made filaments 64,130 0.02 8,239678.37
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 19,799 0.01 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 480-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 230-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,143,250 0.56 2,114,2451.37
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 613,559 0.16 691,611-11.29
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 455,424 0.12 117,018289.19
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 112,971 0.03 2,3124,786.29
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 125-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 807 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 302,970 0.08 153,96196.78
69 Ceramic products 18,119 0.00 8,920103.13
70 Glass and glassware 15,132 0.00 10,05250.54
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 28,576-100.00
72 Iron and steel 136,494,876 35.49 39,599,678244.69
73 Articles of iron or steel 408,635 0.11 218,23787.24
74 Copper and articles thereof 43 0.00 809-94.68
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 45 0.00 450.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 724 0.00 785-7.77
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 470 0.00 8,331-94.36
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,118,758 0.81 1,045,781198.22
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 852,127 0.22 206,868311.92
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 1,130,084 0.29 575,65596.31
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 23,953-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 31 0.00 2,822-98.90
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 539,571 0.14 32,0001,586.16
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 137,611 0.04 7,2941,786.63
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 10-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 102-100.00
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 82,898 0.02 31,505163.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 22,078-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 876 0.00 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 50 000-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia