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

Russia’s Trade with Georgia

In the 2nd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Georgia was $297,821,364, down 18.12% ($65,918,963) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were $192,948,782, down 24.59% ($62,906,020) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were $104,872,582, down 2.79% ($3,012,943) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2019 was $88,076,200, a 40.48% decrease ($59,893,077) over the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Georgia was Russia’s 64th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 59th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1860% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2128% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Georgia was Russia’s 57th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 54th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1915% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2322% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Georgia was Russia’s 60th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1768% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1777% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Georgia

The major share of Russian exports to Georgia 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) - 31.35% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (27.41% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 26.97% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (16.72% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.02% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (8.86% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.00% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (11.86% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.13% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (3.77% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.22% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (4.93% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Georgia 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 $9,241,390;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $3,815,549;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $1,448,147;
  • 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 $1,081,289;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $932,477;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $834,463;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $827,396;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $826,392.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $5,001,781;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $3,737,340;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,114,455;
  • 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 $2,168,136;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $1,755,904;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,731,310;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $1,258,849;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $1,195,570;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $945,477;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $922,632;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $801,881;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $705,943;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $619,906;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $611,121.
Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
01 Live animals 284,968 0.15 1,207,600-76.40
02 Meat and edible meat offal 18,145 0.01 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 493,341 0.26 265,57785.76
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,523,244 0.79 1,408,3928.15
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 260 0.00 15,811-98.36
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 13,054 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 210,164 0.11 247,000-14.91
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 510 0.00 208145.19
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 858,965 0.45 690,15124.46
10 Cereals 20,255,358 10.50 25,257,139-19.80
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,971,892 1.54 2,145,50038.52
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,363,306 0.71 1,195,37514.05
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3,171 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 31,845 0.02 3981,553.85
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8,134,307 4.22 9,890,211-17.75
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 462,017 0.24 522,665-11.60
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 975,694 0.51 1,274,832-23.46
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,088,805 2.64 5,794,748-12.18
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,668,943 3.46 6,700,295-0.47
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 709,850 0.37 529,22134.13
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,100,749 3.16 6,602,883-7.60
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,196,183 0.62 2,455,032-51.28
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,904,269 0.99 971,79295.95
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,212,002 0.63 2,943,312-58.82
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 29,694 0.02 20,08547.84
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,903 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 52,005,287 26.95 42,763,89721.61
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,434,191 0.74 2,629,761-45.46
29 Organic chemicals 815,695 0.42 803,1411.56
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,286,959 1.70 3,509,297-6.34
31 Fertilizers 1,890,901 0.98 1,395,61435.49
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 977,086 0.51 1,135,659-13.96
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,599,558 3.94 3,784,009100.83
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 2,919,433 1.51 2,771,4505.34
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 123,026 0.06 93,08032.17
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 71,511 0.04 103,929-31.19
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 1,206-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 929,981 0.48 711,49930.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,279,481 1.70 4,081,362-19.65
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,795,780 0.93 1,646,2129.09
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 53,444 0.03 335,583-84.07
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,594,163 2.90 6,205,284-9.85
45 Cork and articles of cork 4,260 0.00 760,757.14
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 964 0.00 1,009-4.46
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 13,871 0.01 9,42747.14
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,082,279 2.12 3,254,88325.42
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 204,668 0.11 178,01514.97
52 Cotton 5,296 0.00 2372,134.60
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 262 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 49,360 0.03 42811,432.71
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 357-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 73,153 0.04 35,460106.30
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,364 0.00 397243.58
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 238 0.00 1,922-87.62
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 126,576 0.07 32,961284.02
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 329,783 0.17 411,622-19.88
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 190,071 0.10 215,521-11.81
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 72,472 0.04 77,933-7.01
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 181,906 0.09 357,588-49.13
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10,659 0.01 35,542-70.01
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 791 0.00 2,508-68.46
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 6,860 0.00 1,350408.15
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,817,901 0.94 1,585,74314.64
69 Ceramic products 942,252 0.49 1,140,373-17.37
70 Glass and glassware 5,294,537 2.74 3,846,39037.65
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 33,689 0.02 32,0645.07
72 Iron and steel 3,554,554 1.84 7,291,894-51.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,253,211 1.17 2,873,117-21.58
74 Copper and articles thereof 61,179 0.03 1,006,656-93.92
75 Nickel and articles thereof 650 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,174,696 0.61 956,43522.82
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,020 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 4,322-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 265 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 795 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 387,017 0.20 208,82585.33
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 717,120 0.37 266,005169.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,463,908 3.87 10,578,363-29.44
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 13,920,568 7.21 16,088,704-13.48
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 1,410,449 0.73 329,160328.50
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,330,133 0.69 1,758,223-24.35
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 108,878-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 961,964 0.50 1,489,611-35.42
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10,324 0.01 3,051238.38
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 66 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 797,164 0.41 754,4565.66
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 198,301 0.10 278,662-28.84
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,691,582 0.88 857,11997.36
SS Classified 279,469 0.14 57 670 733-99.52

Russia’s Imports from Georgia

The major share of Russian imports from Georgia 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) - 60.51% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (54.07% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 32.39% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (40.97% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.69% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.73% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.22% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (0.92% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.17% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.18% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Georgia 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 $4,454,506;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $2,311,693;
  • 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 $1,060,862;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $918,666;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $751,988;
  • 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 $711,482;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $598,824;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $513,750;
  • 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 $451,148;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $331,402.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $13,481,497;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,549,445.
Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 53,800-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,784,026 2.65 4,333,471-35.76
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,091,249 2.95 3,011,9472.63
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,340,154 1.28 1,008,75232.85
10 Cereals 688,359 0.66 174,609294.23
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,057,830 1.01 305,842245.87
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 5,336-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 124 0.00 11,685-98.94
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 5,029-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 738-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 831,362 0.79 232,538257.52
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 97,298 0.09 77,39725.71
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 53,561,975 51.07 49,107,4699.07
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,684 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 58,437 0.06 108,818-46.30
26 Ores, slag and ash 211,852 0.20 268,929-21.22
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 959,684 0.92 896,6297.03
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,014,248 0.97 563,10080.12
29 Organic chemicals 57 0.00 55,000-99.90
30 Pharmaceutical products 562 0.00 79,024-99.29
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 1,188-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 237,671 0.23 285,465-16.74
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 0 0.00 3-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,827 0.00 1,64411.13
39 Plastics and articles thereof 22,729 0.02 7,817190.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,391 0.00 1991,101.51
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 45 0.00 2,306-98.05
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 19 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 2,785-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 41,139 0.04 129,992-68.35
54 Man-made filaments 4,118 0.00 26,343-84.37
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 216 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 797,605 0.76 769,1003.71
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 163,711 0.16 181,245-9.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 40,166 0.04 18,633115.56
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 72-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 15-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 16,801 0.02 48,635-65.45
69 Ceramic products 633 0.00 6,007-89.46
70 Glass and glassware 46 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 30,651,683 29.23 44,133,180-30.55
73 Articles of iron or steel 985,230 0.94 66,5641,380.12
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,312,092 2.20 399579,371.68
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 698 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 60-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 18,559 0.02 1,6261,041.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 488,795 0.47 297,71564.18
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 2,604,973 2.48 1,544,11168.70
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 711,836 0.68 354200,983.62
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 60,567 0.06 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 330 0.00 27,012-98.78
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 6,801 0.01 20,498-66.82
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 12,420-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 24-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia