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Russian trade in goods with Abkhazia in Q2 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 Abkhazia in the second quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Abkhazia

In the 2nd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Abkhazia totaled $63,972,234, up 14.31% ($8,009,778) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2019 totaled $49,258,437, up 14.36% ($6,185,096) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2019 totaled $14,713,797, up 14.16% ($1,824,682) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2019 was $34,544,640, a 14.45% increase ($4,360,414) over the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Abkhazia was Russia’s 92nd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 94th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0400% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0327% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 85th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 92nd in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0489% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0391% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 92nd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 91st in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0248% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0212% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Abkhazia

The major share of Russian exports to Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 33.58% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (38.28% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 21.33% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (18.55% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.80% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (12.32% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.78% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (10.29% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.98% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (6.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.30% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (5.28% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.65% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (1.66% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 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 $2,767,546;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,303,971;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,265,470;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $673,325;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $529,282;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $478,041;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $350,554;
  • 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 $303,631;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $236,063;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $205,638;
  • 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 $202,365;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $195,720;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $184,039;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $159,088.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,039,472;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $664,080;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $430,629;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $313,538;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $249,953;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $247,214;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $232,193;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $185,543.
Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 764,266 1.55 733,0704.26
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8,636 0.02 82,539-89.54
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,071,407 4.21 1,720,85320.37
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,555 0.02 3,055180.03
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 10,808 0.02 7051,433.05
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 58,516 0.12 37,61555.57
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 20,909 0.04 3216,413.71
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 734,644 1.49 981,858-25.18
10 Cereals 14,941 0.03 25,776-42.04
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,768,002 3.59 1,640,7977.75
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 34,024 0.07 43,220-21.28
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,177 0.00 814,612.50
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5 0.00 9-44.44
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 347,122 0.70 301,04715.30
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 642,937 1.31 1,307,017-50.81
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 433,392 0.88 450,194-3.73
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 750,686 1.52 707,5146.10
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,304,354 2.65 1,185,9659.98
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 591,172 1.20 736,742-19.76
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,447,513 2.94 1,324,7599.27
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,683,089 9.51 3,379,11838.59
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 196,879 0.40 137,24943.45
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 649,308 1.32 1,688,780-61.55
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 187,641 0.38 437,594-57.12
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 10,318,348 20.95 7,550,80236.65
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 59,147 0.12 71,445-17.21
29 Organic chemicals 74,723 0.15 26,102186.27
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,185,937 4.44 2,232,381-2.08
31 Fertilizers 76,541 0.16 170,649-55.15
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 588,326 1.19 404,28745.52
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 329,790 0.67 412,926-20.13
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 703,301 1.43 500,93640.40
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 33,313 0.07 21,07458.08
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 32 0.00 306.67
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 1,776-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 438,524 0.89 383,71214.28
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,527,235 3.10 997,95353.04
40 Rubber and articles thereof 289,766 0.59 84,128244.43
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 245 0.00 277-11.55
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 731,718 1.49 877,273-16.59
45 Cork and articles of cork 48,570 0.10 115,376-57.90
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,010 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,119,720 2.27 1,068,7274.77
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 218,031 0.44 212,8752.42
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3,380 0.01 0
52 Cotton 89 0.00 45,841-99.81
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 1-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 47,690 0.10 279,883-82.96
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 374-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 33,963 0.07 34,604-1.85
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 115,027 0.23 2,0025,645.60
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 52,958 0.11 13,226300.41
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5,177 0.01 39,707-86.96
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 11,158 0.02 124,552-91.04
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 185,536 0.38 26,448601.51
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 697,656 1.42 24,3312,767.35
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 106,665 0.22 103,3863.17
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 16,269 0.03 8,61588.85
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,127 0.00 5,174-78.22
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 29,068 0.06 6,289362.20
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 230-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 330,245 0.67 274,23920.42
69 Ceramic products 392,130 0.80 308,17527.24
70 Glass and glassware 1,803,342 3.66 1,325,30136.07
72 Iron and steel 1,032,272 2.10 1,345,810-23.30
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,136,555 2.31 900,49226.21
74 Copper and articles thereof 17,848 0.04 14,58522.37
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 114,051 0.23 92,08123.86
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,050 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 11 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 32,194 0.07 38,404-16.17
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 121,508 0.25 307,051-60.43
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,382,691 2.81 1,813,320-23.75
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 1,627,647 3.30 1,324,01622.93
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 245,199 0.50 49,479395.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,156,934 4.38 891,464141.95
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 15,390 0.03 4,014283.41
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 372,325 0.76 348,1786.94
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,149 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,054 0.01 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 1,021,889 2.07 925,75910.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 95,015 0.19 37,698152.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 294,875 0.60 257,22714.64
SS Classified 281,040 0.57 42 851555.85

Russia’s Imports from Abkhazia

The major share of Russian imports from Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 89.91% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (96.10% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 8.57% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (1.55% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.93% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (1.50% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,215,913;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1,085,237;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $133,640;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $58,118;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $48,045.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $687,834;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $57,622;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $45,547.
Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
01 Live animals 3,996 0.03 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 309 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 450,591 3.06 1,138,425-60.42
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 48,045 0.33 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 35,136 0.24 5626,151.96
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 35,519 0.24 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 180,876 1.23 122,75847.34
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,340,752 83.87 11,124,83910.93
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 133,640 0.91 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 136,318 0.93 193,940-29.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,253 0.02 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 29,238 0.20 16,31979.17
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 23,205-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,261,524 8.57 176,287615.61
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,843 0.02 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 47,233 0.32 92,780-49.09
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 7 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,302 0.04 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 215 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia