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

Russia’s Trade with Georgia

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Georgia totaled $312,374,360, up 20.63% ($53,427,342) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $211,552,269, up 22.47% ($38,817,294) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $100,822,091, up 16.95% ($14,610,048) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Georgia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $110,730,178, a 27.98% increase ($24,207,246) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Georgia was Russia’s 61st largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 63rd in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1815% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1771% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Georgia was Russia’s 57th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 59th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1886% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2024% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Georgia was Russia’s 57th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 59th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1684% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1417% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Georgia

The major share of Russian exports to Georgia 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) - 32.10% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (39.57% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 29.22% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (18.80% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.37% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (17.77% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.24% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (10.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.94% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (3.32% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.42% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (4.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.74% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (1.01% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Georgia 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 $29,309,525;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $7,172,323;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2,361,744;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $2,129,858;
  • 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 $2,074,852;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,522,051;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,409,669;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $1,204,167;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $852,596;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $821,994;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $660,887;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $645,841.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $6,487,721;
  • 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 $2,746,189;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,352,553;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $792,608;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $789,916.
Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
01 Live animals 133,657 0.06 387,294-65.49
02 Meat and edible meat offal 7,071 0.00 201,403-96.49
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 342,406 0.16 26,9481,170.62
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,365,375 0.65 1,381,989-1.20
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 260-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 7,170 0.00 10,754-33.33
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 45,913 0.02 45,0651.88
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 11,936 0.01 4,951141.08
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 772,476 0.37 682,52313.18
10 Cereals 26,840,019 12.69 33,327,740-19.47
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,623,182 1.24 1,419,01584.86
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 941,297 0.44 906,0873.89
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 798 0.00 391104.09
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 65-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8,427,514 3.98 7,605,52010.81
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 725,576 0.34 487,25048.91
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,010,663 0.48 896,95112.68
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,803,247 2.27 4,424,9738.55
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,317,204 2.99 5,464,60815.60
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 534,884 0.25 467,02314.53
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,152,056 2.91 6,327,494-2.77
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,632,586 0.77 1,633,291-0.04
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,217,726 0.58 790,35454.07
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,988,999 1.89 1,859,141114.56
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 44,393 0.02 11,641281.35
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 61,763,834 29.20 32,454,30990.31
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,002,364 1.42 927,512223.70
29 Organic chemicals 203,394 0.10 170,17519.52
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,336,725 2.52 3,814,67439.90
31 Fertilizers 1,524,896 0.72 1,115,97236.64
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,012,687 0.48 1,040,019-2.63
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,717,467 1.76 3,344,51211.15
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 2,760,097 1.30 2,653,8544.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 116,265 0.05 49,112136.73
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 153,968 0.07 179,519-14.23
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 191 0.00 3,627-94.73
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 797,062 0.38 850,326-6.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,560,026 1.68 3,547,3040.36
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,594,924 0.75 1,006,59658.45
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 89,787 0.04 78,99113.67
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,332,832 2.99 4,923,16328.63
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 3,722-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,194 0.00 1,438-16.97
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 13,757 0.01 10,13835.70
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,881,394 1.36 2,220,50729.76
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 122,145 0.06 123,447-1.05
52 Cotton 197 0.00 6,319-96.88
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 740 0.00 7,167-89.67
54 Man-made filaments 20,495 0.01 9122,421.98
55 Man-made staple fibers 504 0.00 189166.67
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 71,488 0.03 61,42416.38
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 742 0.00 147404.76
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5,562 0.00 1,632240.81
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 59,241 0.03 11,074434.96
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 589,390 0.28 624,700-5.65
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 244,603 0.12 463,477-47.22
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 41,210 0.02 59,533-30.78
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 483,479 0.23 455,7516.08
65 Headgear and parts thereof 36,490 0.02 58,075-37.17
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,813 0.00 1,33735.60
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 480 0.00 1,443-66.74
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,241,076 0.59 1,532,844-19.03
69 Ceramic products 950,925 0.45 1,034,921-8.12
70 Glass and glassware 4,062,774 1.92 3,416,93318.90
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,461 0.00 7,660-54.82
72 Iron and steel 8,855,308 4.19 1,682,985426.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,899,029 0.90 1,804,1905.26
74 Copper and articles thereof 307,580 0.15 1,097,496-71.97
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,936 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,977,073 1.41 615,329383.82
78 Lead and articles thereof 5,795 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 5,220-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 192,392 0.09 150,48127.85
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 438,264 0.21 377,65916.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,037,266 2.85 8,389,819-28.04
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 14,822,400 7.01 17,568,589-15.63
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 510,622 0.24 764,986-33.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,423,408 0.67 2,216,016-35.77
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,262,750 0.60 1,755,442-28.07
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6,951 0.00 16,615-58.16
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 511 0.00 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 671,288 0.32 507,17932.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 162,610 0.08 289,462-43.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 995,650 0.47 703,63741.50
SS Classified 235,609 0.11 163 50544.10

Russia’s Imports from Georgia

The major share of Russian imports from Georgia 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) - 60.85% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (68.17% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 32.08% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (26.34% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.07% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.80% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.51% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.22% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.27% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.01% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (0.56% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.87% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.96% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $9,798,580;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $2,511,512;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $2,090,365;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $663,980;
  • 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 $639,350;
  • 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 $618,796;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $499,173;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $328,234.

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

  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $730,031;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $678,514;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $477,583;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $357,688.
Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 241,923 0.24 599,611-59.65
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 12,729,686 12.63 12,877,211-1.15
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 691,231 0.69 672,4162.80
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 52,757 0.05 60,850-13.30
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,925 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 391 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,066 0.01 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 286,190 0.28 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 515,256 0.51 187,022175.51
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 75,796 0.08 132,038-42.60
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 46,750,710 46.37 44,239,1985.68
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 68,047 0.07 108,730-37.42
26 Ores, slag and ash 99,322 0.10 187,343-46.98
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 713,155 0.71 1,391,669-48.76
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 957,317 0.95 338,521182.79
29 Organic chemicals 55,000 0.05 49,00012.24
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,081 0.01 483,664-98.74
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 18,481-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 158,704 0.16 204,114-22.25
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7,343 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 2,935-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 49,034 0.05 32514,987.38
40 Rubber and articles thereof 45 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,847 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,618 0.00 9,691-62.67
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,475 0.00 2,87155.87
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 33,442 0.03 58,661-42.99
54 Man-made filaments 11,130 0.01 7,62545.97
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 19,554-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 775,299 0.77 867,054-10.58
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 780,257 0.77 281,084177.59
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 249,438 0.25 123,772101.53
65 Headgear and parts thereof 273 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 33,814 0.03 73,990-54.30
69 Ceramic products 9,752 0.01 11,042-11.68
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 8,319-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,090,365 2.07 0
72 Iron and steel 31,656,255 31.40 21,857,67544.83
73 Articles of iron or steel 23,604 0.02 119,382-80.23
74 Copper and articles thereof 663,980 0.66 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 470-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 751 0.00 730,782-99.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 69,959 0.07 194,594-64.05
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 926,578 0.92 287,228222.59
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 31-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 19,589 0.02 3445,594.48
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 686 0.00 3,895-82.39
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 851-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia