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Russian trade in goods with South Ossetia in Q1 2019

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with South Ossetia in the first quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with South Ossetia

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with South Ossetia was $10,451,476, down 36.14% ($5,915,238) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $9,090,836, down 29.47% ($3,798,062) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $1,360,640, down 60.88% ($2,117,176) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $7,730,196, a 17.86% decrease ($1,680,886) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

South Ossetia was Russia’s 133rd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 126th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0066% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0104% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

South Ossetia was Russia’s 118th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 113th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0087% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0125% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

South Ossetia was Russia’s 128th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 112th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0026% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0064% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to South Ossetia

The major share of Russian exports to South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 50.51% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (42.11% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 18.54% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (10.55% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.32% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (7.62% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.44% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (12.77% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.93% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (15.60% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.27% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (7.23% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.00% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (1.16% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $502,497;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $250,444;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $177,238;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $127,705;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $108,627;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $77,633;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $56,338;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - an increase of $42,200;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $37,322;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $27,395.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,161,430;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $821,740;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $718,884;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $478,666;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $428,610;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $287,709;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $241,233;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $239,960;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $170,934;
  • 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) - a decrease of $149,489;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $111,133;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $94,800;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $66,392;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $39,768;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $38,283;
  • 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 $33,715.
Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 39,768-100.00
10 Cereals 0 0.00 578-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 86,602 0.95 76,30513.49
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15,370 0.17 18,582-17.29
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 19,358-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6,171 0.07 14,613-57.77
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 51,830 0.57 31,35165.32
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 14,461 0.16 30,471-52.54
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,387 0.05 17,851-75.42
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 540 0.01 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 359,888 3.96 599,848-40.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 1,161,430-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 35,102 0.39 48,428-27.52
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,556,763 50.12 5,378,503-15.28
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 14,719-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 240,581 2.65 351,714-31.60
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 76,709 0.84 49,31455.55
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 257 0.00 1,132-77.30
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 16,010 0.18 11813,467.80
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 956-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 130,551 1.44 52,918146.70
39 Plastics and articles thereof 431,312 4.74 180,868138.47
40 Rubber and articles thereof 42,895 0.47 330,604-87.03
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,111 0.01 469136.89
45 Cork and articles of cork 8,973 0.10 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 41,608 0.46 4,286870.79
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 48 0.00 4,011-98.80
52 Cotton 775,209 8.53 1,253,875-38.17
54 Man-made filaments 20,098 0.22 26,245-23.42
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 350 0.00 1,462-76.06
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 43,024 0.47 67,124-35.90
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 8,226 0.09 11,516-28.57
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 108,655 1.20 28387,953.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 502,620 5.53 123408,534.15
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,474 0.08 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 177,238 1.95 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 42,200 0.46 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 55,055 0.61 77,371-28.84
69 Ceramic products 100,168 1.10 43,830128.54
70 Glass and glassware 7,266 0.08 73,658-90.14
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 149,489-100.00
72 Iron and steel 124,180 1.37 162,463-23.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 304,541 3.35 475,475-35.95
74 Copper and articles thereof 7,378 0.08 1,898288.72
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 39,832 0.44 281,065-85.83
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 506 0.01 7,501-93.25
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,616 0.03 3,026-13.55
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 62,702 0.69 781,586-91.98
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 222,001 2.44 255,716-13.18
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 6,232-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 147,177 1.62 575,787-74.44
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 153,851 1.69 26,146488.43
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 1,361-100.00
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 27,861 0.31 122,661-77.29
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11,864 0.13 18,985-37.51
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 17,575 0.19 36,080-51.29

Russia’s Imports from South Ossetia

The major share of Russian imports from South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 89.07% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (99.16% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.43% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.73% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (0.84% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $87,520;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $23,463;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $6,535.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $2,236,567.
Russia’s imports from South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 1,965-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 50,757 3.73 27,29485.96
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,838 0.28 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,211,990 89.07 3,448,557-64.86
72 Iron and steel 87,520 6.43 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,535 0.48 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia