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Russian trade with South Ossetia 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 South Ossetia in 2011: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with South Ossetia

In 2011, Russia’s trade with South Ossetia totaled $65,421,720, up 45.01% ($20,307,858) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in 2011 totaled $63,901,346, up 45.09% ($19,857,591) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from South Ossetia in 2011 totaled $1,520,374, up 42.08% ($450,267) from 2010.

Russia’s trade surplus with South Ossetia in 2011 was $62,380,972, a 45.16% increase ($19,407,324) over 2010.

South Ossetia was Russia’s 129th largest trading partner in 2011 (down from 122nd in 2010), accounting for 0.0080% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0072% in 2010).

South Ossetia was Russia’s 108th largest export market in 2011 (down from 106th in 2010), accounting for 0.0124% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0111% in 2010).

South Ossetia was Russia’s 141st largest supplier in 2011 (up from 144th in 2010), accounting for 0.0005% of Russia’s total imports (just as in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to South Ossetia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 36.85% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (20.98% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.80% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (12.37% in 2010);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 17.99% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (24.70% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.23% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (15.63% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.98% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (18.10% in 2010).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $8,353,372;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $4,410,111;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2,548,987;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,233,958;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,045,738;
  • 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 $1,650,996;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $1,202,305;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $555,397;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $521,145;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $448,069;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $396,556;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $370,526;
  • Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 92) - an increase of $201,485.

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,511,526;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2,458,957;
  • 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 $1,311,251;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $354,950;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $214,950.
Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
01 Live animals 1,217,310 1.90 15,0058,012.70
02 Meat and edible meat offal 162,445 0.25 1,6349,841.55
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 120,578 0.19 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 71,763 0.11 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 555,397 0.87 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 493,654 0.77 97,098408.41
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,194 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 541 0.00 0
10 Cereals 141,793 0.22 14,658867.34
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,308,180 2.05 937,65439.52
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 201,863 0.32 152,28732.55
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 51,342 0.08 32,80256.52
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 604,984 0.95 517,58016.89
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 86,038 0.13 32,183167.34
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 61,378 0.10 35,62972.27
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,103 0.01 3,40849.74
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,134,415 11.16 2,724,304161.88
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,072,034 1.68 881,91221.56
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 269,649 0.42 99,490171.03
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,229,106 17.57 10,781,0374.16
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 15,717 0.02 5,266198.46
29 Organic chemicals 9,014 0.01 1656,237.50
30 Pharmaceutical products 730,686 1.14 209,541248.71
31 Fertilizers 263,224 0.41 118,868121.44
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 110,242 0.17 37,394194.81
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,660 0.00 0
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 1,596 0.00 225609.33
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7,766 0.01 15,899-51.15
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 627 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 44,449 0.07 59,086-24.77
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 126,624 0.20 22,634459.44
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,408,715 5.33 5,867,672-41.91
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,096,080 4.85 547,093465.91
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 13,806 0.02 8172,475.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 323,497 0.51 181,78577.96
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 88-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 154 0.00 43,142-99.64
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 163,282 0.26 89,29582.86
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 819-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,352 0.00 1,04429.50
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,872 0.00 4,609-59.38
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 90,080-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,623 0.01 17,117-78.83
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 159 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 36,239 0.06 5,701535.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 57,207 0.09 6029,402.82
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,564 0.00 4,482-42.79
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 75,123 0.12 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5,155 0.01 3491,377.08
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 544,534 0.85 759,484-28.30
69 Ceramic products 39,758 0.06 80,576-50.66
70 Glass and glassware 55,699 0.09 27,310103.95
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 12,734 0.02 0
72 Iron and steel 816,409 1.28 1,171,359-30.30
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,058,416 6.35 6,569,942-38.23
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,439 0.00 3,079-53.26
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 87,291 0.14 142,257-38.64
79 Zinc and articles thereof 74,237 0.12 1,4175,139.03
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,571 0.01 12,303-70.97
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 57,042 0.09 69,480-17.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,545,194 16.50 2,191,822381.12
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 3,979,643 6.23 2,328,64770.90
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 93,014 0.15 40,573129.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,555,456 10.26 4,509,71845.36
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 29,685-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,373,143 3.71 139,1851,605.03
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 883 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 203,375 0.32 1,89010,660.58
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 1,003,292 1.57 2,314,543-56.65
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 459 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 249 0.00 989-74.82
SS Classified 106,308 0.17 0

Russia’s Imports from South Ossetia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.43% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (55.86% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 35.05% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (22.24% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.37% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (21.81% in 2010).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $317,578;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $271,994;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $43,247;
  • 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) - an increase of $30,415;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $25,635;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $5,605.

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $233,359;
  • 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 $9,377.
Russia’s imports from South Ossetia in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
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 0 0.00 233,359-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 23-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,605 0.37 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 554 0.04 1,005-44.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,729 0.11 0
72 Iron and steel 487,770 32.08 215,776126.05
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,726-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 45,127 2.97 19,492131.52
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 883,977 58.14 566,39956.07
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 21,950 1.44 31,327-29.93
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 43,247 2.84 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 30,415 2.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia