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Russian trade with Georgia in 2011

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 2011: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Georgia

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Georgia totaled $285,690,176, up 14.96% ($37,169,130) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Georgia in 2011 totaled $247,032,131, up 17.35% ($36,527,560) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Georgia in 2011 totaled $38,658,045, up 1.69% ($641,570) from 2010.

Russia’s trade surplus with Georgia in 2011 was $208,374,086, a 20.80% increase ($35,885,990) over 2010.

Georgia was Russia’s 94th largest trading partner in 2011 (down from 86th in 2010), accounting for 0.0347% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0397% in 2010).

Georgia was Russia’s 80th largest export market in 2011 (down from 73rd in 2010), accounting for 0.0478% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0530% in 2010).

Georgia was Russia’s 100th largest supplier in 2011 (down from 94th in 2010), accounting for 0.0126% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0166% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Georgia

The major share of Russian exports to Georgia in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 60.87% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (58.20% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.43% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (12.73% in 2010);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 12.39% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (13.16% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.97% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (11.51% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.38% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (1.63% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.98% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (0.96% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Georgia in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $9,002,513;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $4,263,962;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $3,095,927;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $3,031,323;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2,829,540;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $2,771,199;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2,454,630;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $2,152,639;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $2,034,970;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1,627,012;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1,514,557;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,192,874;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $1,004,001;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $798,894;
  • 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 $745,590.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Georgia in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $4,831,074.
Russia’s exports to Georgia in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
01 Live animals 30,500 0.01 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 273,607 0.11 459,516-40.46
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,207,076 1.70 3,648,22615.32
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 5,998-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 33,582 0.01 10,500219.83
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,299,883 0.53 1,421,597-8.56
10 Cereals 70,004,970 28.34 61,002,45714.76
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,548,763 2.65 2,284,801186.62
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 46,921 0.02 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 68 0.00 5719.30
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,107,145 2.07 2,954,50672.86
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,264,093 1.32 2,465,19932.41
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,549,478 1.03 1,545,47764.96
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 15,602,706 6.32 13,567,73615.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 10,343,884 4.19 8,716,87218.67
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 643,287 0.26 388,66865.51
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 19,388,040 7.85 16,356,71718.53
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,443,056 2.20 5,418,9610.44
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,076,220 0.44 866,86424.15
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,505,685 1.82 1,409,758219.61
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 89,866 0.04 19,249366.86
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 30,507,468 12.35 27,677,92810.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 307,189 0.12 285,1387.73
29 Organic chemicals 55,037 0.02 223,255-75.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,280,416 3.76 9,716,604-4.49
31 Fertilizers 10,007 0.00 56,974-82.44
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,515,273 0.61 1,527,203-0.78
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,042,504 2.04 3,527,94742.93
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 6,043,907 2.45 6,624,352-8.76
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 154,013 0.06 173,874-11.42
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 867,661 0.35 519,51967.01
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 95,955 0.04 2,0004,697.75
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,210,384 0.49 1,159,5754.38
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,141,408 0.87 1,449,22547.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,986,644 1.61 1,532,014160.22
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 257,837 0.10 298,010-13.48
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 356,609 0.14 148,275140.51
45 Cork and articles of cork 545 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,672,112 1.49 900,913307.60
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 852,439 0.35 963,030-11.48
52 Cotton 49,909 0.02 13,843260.54
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,990 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 1,149 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,461 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6,865 0.00 98,292-93.02
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 1,900-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 16,168 0.01 7,223123.84
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,841 0.00 6,816-43.65
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 886 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 369,467 0.15 330,17511.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11,718 0.00 29,694-60.54
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 77,422 0.03 18,043329.10
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,800,357 0.73 1,078,90466.87
65 Headgear and parts thereof 659 0.00 226191.59
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 645 0.00 1,851-65.15
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,371 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 677,885 0.27 528,08128.37
69 Ceramic products 802,118 0.32 252,087218.19
70 Glass and glassware 246,546 0.10 241,1902.22
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 49,252 0.02 30,97559.01
72 Iron and steel 581,354 0.24 194,578198.78
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,281,193 0.92 1,912,66119.27
74 Copper and articles thereof 23,277 0.01 49,797-53.26
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 8,040-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,324,958 0.54 132,084903.12
78 Lead and articles thereof 132,910 0.05 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 4,569 0.00 1,768158.43
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,187 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 578,031 0.23 426,73635.45
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 951,719 0.39 709,57934.12
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,030,405 2.44 6,586,066-8.44
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 6,768,072 2.74 6,355,6636.49
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 3,037,446 1.23 2,291,85632.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,459,992 1.00 2,622,011-6.18
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 4,831,074-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,385,924 0.56 1,536,887-9.82
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,075 0.00 3,902-72.45
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 254,038 0.10 522,241-51.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 235,664 0.10 115,930103.28
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 35,002 0.01 35,403-1.13
SS Classified 4,360 0.00 200 000-97.82

Russia’s Imports from Georgia

The major share of Russian imports from Georgia in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 56.65% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (77.52% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 21.40% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (12.50% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.54% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (2.29% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.50% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (3.60% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.03% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (2.28% in 2010);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.94% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (0.81% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Georgia in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2,637,680;
  • 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 $1,629,682;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $1,380,488;
  • 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 $1,177,490;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $874,684;
  • 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 $347,887;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $345,515;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $283,728;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $281,506;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $167,673;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $148,164;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $140,659.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Georgia in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $8,954,694.
Russia’s imports from Georgia in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 248,553 0.64 107,894130.37
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 167,161 0.43 150,97310.72
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 385 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 9,760 0.03 1,000876.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 18,835 0.05 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 432,825 1.12 358,50620.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 532,619 1.38 248,891114.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 148,164 0.38 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 62,669 0.16 56,97010.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 3,852,101 9.96 2,471,61355.85
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 17,986,046 46.53 26,940,740-33.24
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,326,571 6.02 1,149,081102.47
29 Organic chemicals 509,015 1.32 163,500211.32
30 Pharmaceutical products 41,960 0.11 6,990500.29
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 32 0.00 24,055-99.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,007 0.02 23,069-65.29
40 Rubber and articles thereof 15,507 0.04 7741,903.49
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 2,955-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 42-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 32,857 0.08 11,340189.74
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 131-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 356,481 0.92 74,975375.47
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 393,748 1.02 226,07574.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 101 0.00 253-60.08
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 158 0.00 656-75.91
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 6,724-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 326,288 0.84 343,902-5.12
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 205-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 395 0.00 683-42.17
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 2,351-100.00
72 Iron and steel 7,246,036 18.74 4,608,35657.24
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,003,931 2.60 129,247676.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 18,767 0.05 9,039107.62
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1 0.00 4,500-99.98
79 Zinc and articles thereof 64 0.00 12433.33
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 645 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,208 0.00 383,078.95
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 465 0.00 65615.38
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 280,954 0.73 232,03221.08
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 2,247,669 5.81 617,987263.71
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 351,083 0.91 3,19610,885.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 14,072 0.04 5,360162.54
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 20,022 0.05 12,39661.52
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 2,890 0.01 2,15134.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 17,703-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 45-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia