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Russian trade in goods with Abkhazia in Q1 2018

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 first quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Abkhazia

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Abkhazia totaled $53,922,565, up 19.62% ($8,844,738) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $43,368,507, up 24.89% ($8,644,129) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $10,554,058, up 1.94% ($200,609) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2018 was $32,814,449, a 34.65% increase ($8,443,520) over the 1st quarter of 2017.

Abkhazia was Russia’s 93rd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 98th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0342% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0351% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 85th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 87th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0421% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0417% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 94th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 93rd in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0193% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0229% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Abkhazia

The major share of Russian exports to Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 35.81% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (25.90% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 25.29% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (33.88% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.10% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (12.42% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.08% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (7.37% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.44% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (7.45% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.71% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (5.82% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 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 $6,802,639;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,693,876;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $460,150;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $428,862;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $289,018;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $281,812;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $168,505;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $140,644;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $131,118.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $454,561;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $446,913;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $364,353;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $308,454;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $292,739;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $267,833.
Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
01 Live animals 0 0.00 1,040-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 502,520 1.16 528,607-4.94
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,719 0.00 20,592-91.65
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,688,601 3.89 1,744,612-3.21
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,486 0.01 3,864-9.78
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 50,178 0.12 31,57858.90
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6,961 0.02 6,6424.80
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 709,611 1.64 664,5556.78
10 Cereals 34,890 0.08 52,197-33.16
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,153,131 2.66 1,445,870-20.25
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 498 0.00 40622.66
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 393 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5 0.00 14-64.29
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 258,434 0.60 194,09533.15
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 847,274 1.95 1,155,728-26.69
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 319,809 0.74 359,467-11.03
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 689,897 1.59 806,516-14.46
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 992,766 2.29 978,3051.48
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 363,539 0.84 365,035-0.41
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 315,131 0.73 365,909-13.88
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,184,751 2.73 1,639,312-27.73
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 159,469 0.37 176,475-9.64
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,684,451 3.88 1,224,30137.58
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 477,653 1.10 745,486-35.93
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 15,051,785 34.71 8,249,14682.46
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 47,338 0.11 34,49437.24
29 Organic chemicals 28,282 0.07 4,749495.54
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,027,993 4.68 1,969,9202.95
31 Fertilizers 199,752 0.46 109,23582.86
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 465,269 1.07 486,348-4.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 180,673 0.42 263,496-31.43
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 332,123 0.77 375,930-11.65
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 29,851 0.07 28,5934.40
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 21,510 0.05 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,255 0.00 490156.12
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 349,268 0.81 208,62467.42
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,081,513 2.49 792,49536.47
40 Rubber and articles thereof 51,199 0.12 38,42733.24
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 973 0.00 8879.70
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 562,204 1.30 1,009,117-44.29
45 Cork and articles of cork 30,035 0.07 26,85411.85
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 867,320 2.00 837,7523.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 149,153 0.34 146,8621.56
52 Cotton 0 0.00 1,844-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 42 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 138,931 0.32 7,8131,678.20
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 1,434-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 24,403 0.06 26,840-9.08
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,849 0.01 16,253-76.32
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5,598 0.01 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,840 0.01 11,845-76.02
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,646 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 27,411 0.06 8,678215.87
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 63,253 0.15 26,012143.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 40,000 0.09 50,059-20.09
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 22,233 0.05 9,210141.40
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4,581 0.01 1,354238.33
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 630-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 271,093 0.63 274,092-1.09
69 Ceramic products 533,489 1.23 501,0766.47
70 Glass and glassware 1,451,306 3.35 1,022,44441.94
72 Iron and steel 1,080,333 2.49 1,444,686-25.22
73 Articles of iron or steel 973,707 2.25 923,9285.39
74 Copper and articles thereof 10,068 0.02 4,637117.12
75 Nickel and articles thereof 448 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 177,353 0.41 90,46496.05
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,544-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 20,792 0.05 13,17157.86
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 94,663 0.22 107,748-12.14
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,990,444 6.90 1,296,568130.64
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 1,146,209 2.64 1,043,3989.85
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 373,095 0.86 91,283308.72
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 295,703 0.68 127,198132.47
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 413,729 0.95 328,68725.87
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 38,229 0.09 21,95074.16
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 205,160 0.47 175,50716.90
SS Classified 35,236 0.08 0

Russia’s Imports from Abkhazia

The major share of Russian imports from Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 97.43% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (99.65% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.28% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $470,381;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $348,317;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $240,698;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $77,446;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $73,575.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $489,701;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $464,798;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $63,462.
Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 124,799 1.18 51,224143.63
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 640,838 6.07 170,457275.95
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 98,722 0.94 563,520-82.48
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 24,857 0.24 10,958126.84
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 77,446 0.73 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 134,265 1.27 197,727-32.10
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,804,086 83.42 9,293,787-5.27
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 377,911 3.58 29,5941,176.99
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 30,436 0.29 26,12116.52
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 240,698 2.28 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 492-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 9,569-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia