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Russian trade in goods with Abkhazia in Q3 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 Abkhazia in the third quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Abkhazia

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Abkhazia totaled $71,841,860, up 8.06% ($5,360,387) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $54,218,596, down 2.57% ($1,431,629) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $17,623,264, up 62.71% ($6,792,016) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $36,595,332, a 18.35% decrease ($8,223,645) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Abkhazia was Russia’s 92nd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 90th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0418% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0455% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 89th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 85th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0483% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0652% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 92nd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 96th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0294% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0178% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Abkhazia

The major share of Russian exports to Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 31.92% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (35.57% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 28.74% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (20.63% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.79% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (12.09% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.80% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (11.82% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.99% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (6.99% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.32% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (3.76% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.58% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (2.58% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd 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 $4,106,008;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,778,981;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $242,245;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $231,240;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $216,615;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $207,452.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $1,089,958;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,081,095;
  • 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 $901,025;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $900,785;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $812,207;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $694,747;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $678,121;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $501,324;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $485,996;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $330,656;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $235,893;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $174,846.
Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 909,216 1.68 888,2492.36
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 35,524 0.07 1,6152,099.63
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,586,188 4.77 2,822,081-8.36
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,652 0.01 4,29778.08
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 37,201 0.07 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 64,986 0.12 90,684-28.34
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 42,860 0.08 49,031-12.59
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 571,581 1.05 1,072,905-46.73
10 Cereals 38,861 0.07 46,667-16.73
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,864,976 3.44 1,779,8134.78
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 872 0.00 24,510-96.44
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,162 0.00 424174.06
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 37 0.00 1994.74
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 329,904 0.61 339,912-2.94
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,786,305 3.29 1,936,056-7.73
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 516,160 0.95 580,734-11.12
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 702,729 1.30 785,415-10.53
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,493,980 2.76 1,364,0609.52
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 593,848 1.10 571,8063.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,399,513 2.58 1,382,5701.23
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,579,628 4.76 3,257,749-20.82
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 145,594 0.27 117,14624.28
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,596,996 2.95 2,678,091-40.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 460,656 0.85 463,317-0.57
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 15,123,728 27.89 11,017,72037.27
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 81,845 0.15 63,28429.33
29 Organic chemicals 41,553 0.08 17,885132.33
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,889,815 5.33 3,064,661-5.71
31 Fertilizers 55,936 0.10 176,610-68.33
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 392,165 0.72 343,94014.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 427,946 0.79 501,748-14.71
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 716,918 1.32 509,46640.72
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 38,788 0.07 22,03976.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 32-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,593 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 109,817 0.20 137,318-20.03
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,271,348 2.34 1,757,344-27.66
40 Rubber and articles thereof 363,067 0.67 131,827175.41
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5,741 0.01 22,363-74.33
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 659,638 1.22 725,724-9.11
45 Cork and articles of cork 70,805 0.13 20,128251.77
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 173 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,411,061 2.60 1,194,44618.14
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 202,480 0.37 151,83333.36
52 Cotton 5,425 0.01 1,947178.63
54 Man-made filaments 26,745 0.05 40,305-33.64
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 59,987 0.11 125,568-52.23
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 13,753 0.03 15,117-9.02
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3,722 0.01 5,285-29.57
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 8,687 0.02 24,331-64.30
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2,210 0.00 1,99111.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,951 0.01 5,00638.85
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 67,295 0.12 19,001254.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 77,513 0.14 1,167,471-93.36
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 31,109 0.06 11,935160.65
65 Headgear and parts thereof 737 0.00 48551.96
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 8,381 0.02 18,056-53.58
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,563 0.00 1031,417.48
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 298,707 0.55 369,144-19.08
69 Ceramic products 382,001 0.70 347,8399.82
70 Glass and glassware 2,057,953 3.80 1,815,70813.34
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 41,822 0.08 76,359-45.23
72 Iron and steel 1,303,465 2.40 2,115,672-38.39
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,120,155 2.07 1,450,811-22.79
74 Copper and articles thereof 13,693 0.03 11,83815.67
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 97,367 0.18 158,098-38.41
78 Lead and articles thereof 164 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,654 0.00 605173.39
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,359 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 29,839 0.06 16,15584.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 135,771 0.25 138,982-2.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,102,764 3.88 3,003,549-29.99
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 1,307,473 2.41 2,208,498-40.80
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 1,031 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,852,249 3.42 73,2682,428.05
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 454 0.00 3,090-85.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 594,269 1.10 1,289,016-53.90
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 369 0.00 21770.05
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 672,265 1.24 553,28121.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 58,937 0.11 52,32612.63
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 199,911 0.37 240,611-16.92
SS Classified 0 0.00 173 038-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Abkhazia

The major share of Russian imports from Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 95.09% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (98.94% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.25% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (0.26% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.77% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $6,579,069;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $312,018;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $295,049;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $74,610;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $67,903;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $64,754.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $471,727;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $156,646.
Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 29,651 0.17 45,645-35.04
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 48,812 0.28 520,539-90.62
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 25,744-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 32,061 0.18 16,83690.43
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 67,903 0.39 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 113,671 0.65 64,90875.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 16,465,387 93.43 9,886,31866.55
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 156,646-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 312,018 1.77 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 27,211 0.15 32,803-17.05
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 74,610 0.42 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 322,766 1.83 27,7171,064.51
73 Articles of iron or steel 18,258 0.10 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,287 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 41,887 0.24 0
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 69 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 64,754 0.37 0
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 2,919 0.02 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 54 092-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia