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Russian trade in goods with Georgia in Q2 2018

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 the second quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Georgia

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Georgia totaled $363,740,327, up 38.66% ($101,423,383) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $255,854,802, up 51.21% ($86,650,088) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $107,885,525, up 15.87% ($14,773,295) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $147,969,277, a 94.46% increase ($71,876,793) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Georgia was Russia’s 59th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 62nd in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2128% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1877% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Georgia was Russia’s 54th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 55th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2322% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2015% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Georgia was Russia’s 60th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1777% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1669% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Georgia

The major share of Russian exports to Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 27.41% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (37.69% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 16.72% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (17.97% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.86% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (20.99% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.86% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (11.82% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.93% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (3.18% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.77% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (4.18% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 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 $12,393,712;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $5,789,883;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $2,529,044;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1,841,436;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,710,420;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,696,766;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,439,766;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $1,381,833;
  • 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 $1,295,402;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,279,513;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1,150,215;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,005,159;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $867,654.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $9,091,122;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2,038,510.
Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
01 Live animals 1,207,600 0.47 635,20890.11
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 141,367-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 265,577 0.10 96,386175.53
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,408,392 0.55 1,174,86119.88
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 15,811 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 247,000 0.10 42,383482.78
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 208 0.00 5,683-96.34
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 690,151 0.27 678,6541.69
10 Cereals 25,257,139 9.87 27,295,649-7.47
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,145,500 0.84 1,487,47844.24
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,195,375 0.47 743,43560.79
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 39 0.00 133-70.68
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,890,211 3.87 9,279,6096.58
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 522,665 0.20 794,119-34.18
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,274,832 0.50 1,109,25014.93
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,794,748 2.26 3,953,31246.58
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,700,295 2.62 5,550,08020.72
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 529,221 0.21 479,64310.34
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,602,883 2.58 6,596,0300.10
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,455,032 0.96 2,384,1822.97
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 971,792 0.38 903,6137.55
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,943,312 1.15 414,268610.49
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 20,085 0.01 30,675-34.52
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 42,763,897 16.71 30,370,18540.81
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,629,761 1.03 2,895,045-9.16
29 Organic chemicals 803,141 0.31 87,192821.12
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,509,297 1.37 3,536,524-0.77
31 Fertilizers 1,395,614 0.55 1,660,580-15.96
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,135,659 0.44 669,29169.68
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,784,009 1.48 3,733,0481.37
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 2,771,450 1.08 2,538,4649.18
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 93,080 0.04 109,415-14.93
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 103,929 0.04 196,378-47.08
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,206 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 711,499 0.28 768,987-7.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,081,362 1.60 2,641,59654.50
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,646,212 0.64 1,163,06641.54
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 335,583 0.13 44,245658.47
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,205,284 2.43 4,494,86438.05
45 Cork and articles of cork 7 0.00 1,185-99.41
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,009 0.00 491,959.18
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 9,427 0.00 12,627-25.34
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,254,883 1.27 2,387,22936.35
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 178,015 0.07 184,223-3.37
52 Cotton 237 0.00 243-2.47
54 Man-made filaments 428 0.00 33328.53
55 Man-made staple fibers 357 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 35,460 0.01 67,044-47.11
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 397 0.00 105278.10
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,922 0.00 358436.87
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 32,961 0.01 60,587-45.60
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 411,622 0.16 252,92362.75
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 215,521 0.08 231,000-6.70
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 77,933 0.03 128,821-39.50
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 357,588 0.14 230,73654.98
65 Headgear and parts thereof 35,542 0.01 7,333384.69
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2,508 0.00 1,108126.35
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,350 0.00 79070.89
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,585,743 0.62 1,321,94819.96
69 Ceramic products 1,140,373 0.45 595,34691.55
70 Glass and glassware 3,846,390 1.50 2,464,55756.07
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 32,064 0.01 21,93746.16
72 Iron and steel 7,291,894 2.85 1,502,011385.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,873,117 1.12 1,593,60480.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,006,656 0.39 591,66170.14
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 956,435 0.37 1,175,968-18.67
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4,322 0.00 9,201-53.03
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 208,825 0.08 82,609152.79
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 266,005 0.10 430,821-38.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,578,363 4.13 8,881,59719.10
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 16,088,704 6.29 14,793,3028.76
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 329,160 0.13 345,967-4.86
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,758,223 0.69 1,812,357-2.99
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 108,878 0.04 9,200,000-98.82
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,489,611 0.58 484,452207.48
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,051 0.00 2,41926.13
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 754,456 0.29 494,66452.52
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 278,662 0.11 202,38737.69
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 857,119 0.34 828,4643.46
SS Classified 57,670,733 22.54 97 85058,837.90

Russia’s Imports from Georgia

The major share of Russian imports from Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 54.07% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (51.94% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 40.97% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (40.41% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.73% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (0.78% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.18% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (4.34% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.92% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.27% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.92% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.05% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $11,115,066;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $7,207,144;
  • 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 $1,223,604;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1,210,293;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $358,878.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $2,790,819;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $856,008;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $679,172;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $643,423;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $521,545;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $440,041.
Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
01 Live animals 0 0.00 111,218-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 53,800 0.05 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 16,533-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,333,471 4.02 4,855,016-10.74
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,011,947 2.79 1,801,65467.18
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,008,752 0.94 1,687,924-40.24
10 Cereals 174,609 0.16 467,952-62.69
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 305,842 0.28 1,161,850-73.68
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 4,570-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,336 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 11,685 0.01 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,029 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 738 0.00 3,906-81.11
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 232,538 0.22 188,41923.42
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 77,397 0.07 72,3406.99
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 49,107,469 45.52 37,992,40329.26
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 108,818 0.10 182,979-40.53
26 Ores, slag and ash 268,929 0.25 167,03161.01
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 896,629 0.83 3,687,448-75.68
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 563,100 0.52 204,222175.73
29 Organic chemicals 55,000 0.05 35,00057.14
30 Pharmaceutical products 79,024 0.07 519,065-84.78
31 Fertilizers 1,188 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 8,449-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 285,465 0.26 199,80242.87
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 3 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,644 0.00 2,984-44.91
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,817 0.01 3,740109.01
40 Rubber and articles thereof 199 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,306 0.00 54,715-95.79
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,785 0.00 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 129,992 0.12 29,870335.19
54 Man-made filaments 26,343 0.02 30,651-14.06
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 769,100 0.71 955,432-19.50
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 181,245 0.17 41,465337.10
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 18,633 0.02 116,035-83.94
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 72 0.00 40,521-99.82
65 Headgear and parts thereof 15 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 48,635 0.05 103,012-52.79
69 Ceramic products 6,007 0.01 2,971102.19
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 6,813-100.00
72 Iron and steel 44,133,180 40.91 36,926,03619.52
73 Articles of iron or steel 66,564 0.06 55,76319.37
74 Copper and articles thereof 399 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 724-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 60 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,626 0.00 645,049-99.75
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 297,715 0.28 297,778-0.02
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 1,544,111 1.43 320,507381.77
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 354 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 27,012 0.03 107,319-74.83
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 20,498 0.02 3,064568.99
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 12,420 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 24 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia