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

Russia’s Trade with South Ossetia

In the 2nd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with South Ossetia totaled $21,019,143, up 11.21% ($2,118,801) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were $14,420,357, down 5.72% ($875,538) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from South Ossetia in the 2nd quarter of 2019 totaled $6,598,786, up 83.07% ($2,994,339) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with South Ossetia in the 2nd quarter of 2019 was $7,821,571, a 33.10% decrease ($3,869,877) over the 2nd quarter of 2018.

South Ossetia was Russia’s 118th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 122nd in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0131% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0111% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

South Ossetia was Russia’s 110th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 111th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0143% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0139% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

South Ossetia was Russia’s 105th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 113th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0111% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0059% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to South Ossetia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 22.91% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (16.40% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.72% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (10.75% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 16.16% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (6.62% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 14.22% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (8.96% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.87% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (30.06% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.14% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (19.86% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.37% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (0.96% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,421,123;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,149,930;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $787,159;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $716,290;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $498,911;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $352,404;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $211,543;
  • 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 $135,947;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $127,503;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $103,140;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $78,395;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - an increase of $57,578;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $51,452.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to South Ossetia 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 $3,200,689;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $907,489;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $694,609;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $392,609;
  • 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 $333,029;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $313,164;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $280,502;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - a decrease of $204,002;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $112,534;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $68,098;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $49,260.
Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
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 150,724 1.05 166,273-9.35
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 28,350 0.20 54,593-48.07
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 17,611 0.12 85,709-79.45
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 498,911 3.46 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 2,605-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,717 0.02 1,64764.97
10 Cereals 713 0.00 317124.92
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 119,551 0.83 93,35128.07
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15,376 0.11 17,160-10.40
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 3,072-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,679 0.03 19,280-75.73
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 14,447 0.10 41,888-65.51
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 44,753 0.31 13,799224.32
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,561 0.02 52,821-93.26
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 404 0.00 2,218-81.79
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 638,997 4.43 670,682-4.72
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 171,555 1.19 3,372,244-94.91
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 157,041 1.09 78,64699.68
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,146,513 21.82 2,430,22329.47
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 132 0.00 6,261-97.89
29 Organic chemicals 35,724 0.25 10,909227.47
30 Pharmaceutical products 239,652 1.66 520,154-53.93
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 71,551 0.50 108,921-34.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 1,712-100.00
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 22,599 0.16 5,713295.57
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,157 0.02 1,427121.23
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 189,320 1.31 169,06811.98
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,763,571 12.23 342,448414.99
40 Rubber and articles thereof 85,200 0.59 477,809-82.17
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 290,984 2.02 79,441266.29
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 2,198-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 38,628 0.27 43,689-11.58
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12,831 0.09 21,266-39.66
52 Cotton 936,152 6.49 1,249,316-25.07
54 Man-made filaments 818,552 5.68 31,3932,507.43
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 128,149 0.89 64619,737.31
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 16,817-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 103,228 0.72 45,650126.13
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 46 0.00 120-61.67
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 23,135 0.16 10,151127.91
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,464 0.01 1,06537.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,132 0.04 10,542-41.83
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 109 0.00 5,196-97.90
65 Headgear and parts thereof 33,341 0.23 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 451,036 3.13 98,632357.29
69 Ceramic products 142,858 0.99 135,2615.62
70 Glass and glassware 24,707 0.17 50,122-50.71
72 Iron and steel 433,735 3.01 429,8150.91
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,643,163 11.39 493,233233.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 34,703 0.24 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 172,455 1.20 69,315148.80
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 202 0.00 1,257-83.93
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 45,997 0.32 19,507135.80
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 477,351 3.31 1,384,840-65.53
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 554,456 3.84 418,50932.48
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 3,117 0.02 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 383,511 2.66 1,078,120-64.43
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 43,509 0.30 156,043-72.12
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 639-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 204,002-100.00
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 95,484 0.66 428,513-77.72
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 16,586-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 94,513 0.66 43,061119.49

Russia’s Imports from South Ossetia

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 95.62% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (97.63% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.75% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (1.89% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.63% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (0.48% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from South Ossetia in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd 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 $2,790,565;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $113,514;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $76,658.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from South Ossetia 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
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 181,653 2.75 68,139166.59
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,309,489 95.62 3,518,92479.30
72 Iron and steel 94,042 1.43 17,384440.97
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 13,602 0.21 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia