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Russian trade in goods with Georgia in Q3 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 third quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Georgia

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Georgia totaled $329,186,359, up 5.38% ($16,811,999) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $226,472,165, up 7.05% ($14,919,896) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $102,714,194, up 1.88% ($1,892,103) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Georgia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $123,757,971, a 11.77% increase ($13,027,793) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Georgia was Russia’s 60th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 61st in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1985% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1815% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Georgia was Russia’s 58th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 57th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2192% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1886% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Georgia was Russia’s 58th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 57th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1642% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1684% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Georgia

The major share of Russian exports to Georgia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 35.95% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (32.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 29.70% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (29.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.36% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (11.37% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.80% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (11.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.15% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (6.94% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.99% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (4.42% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $10,272,470;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $5,457,596;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $2,341,292;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $2,095,940;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $1,748,638;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1,607,529;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,502,206;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,296,137;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $789,970;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $774,627;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $769,221.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $5,622,751;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $3,564,009;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,639,415;
  • 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 $1,926,728;
  • 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 $741,644.
Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
01 Live animals 229,381 0.10 133,65771.62
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 7,071-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 66,968 0.03 342,406-80.44
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,463,122 0.65 1,365,3757.16
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 12,056 0.01 7,17068.15
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 83,516 0.04 45,91381.90
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 73,363 0.03 11,936514.64
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 790,706 0.35 772,4762.36
10 Cereals 37,112,489 16.39 26,840,01938.27
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,815,658 1.24 2,623,1827.34
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,715,924 0.76 941,29782.29
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 5,302 0.00 798564.41
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8,846,106 3.91 8,427,5144.97
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 591,240 0.26 725,576-18.51
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,351,955 1.48 1,010,663231.66
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,410,776 2.83 4,803,24733.47
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,107,174 3.14 6,317,20412.51
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 736,600 0.33 534,88437.71
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,654,262 3.38 6,152,05624.42
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,019,963 0.45 1,632,586-37.52
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 915,165 0.40 1,217,726-24.85
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 424,990 0.19 3,988,999-89.35
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 30,289 0.01 44,393-31.77
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 67,221,430 29.68 61,763,8348.84
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,075,636 0.47 3,002,364-64.17
29 Organic chemicals 1,499,531 0.66 203,394637.25
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,697,310 1.19 5,336,725-49.46
31 Fertilizers 1,306,885 0.58 1,524,896-14.30
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,224,637 0.54 1,012,68720.93
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,813,407 2.57 3,717,46756.38
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 2,752,537 1.22 2,760,097-0.27
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 173,700 0.08 116,26549.40
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 68,327 0.03 153,968-55.62
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,206 0.00 191531.41
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 907,418 0.40 797,06213.85
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,593,607 1.59 3,560,0260.94
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,084,091 0.48 1,594,924-32.03
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 54,161 0.02 89,787-39.68
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,758,458 2.54 6,332,832-9.07
45 Cork and articles of cork 9,829 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 665 0.00 1,194-44.30
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,469 0.00 13,757-52.98
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,072,468 1.36 2,881,3946.63
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 180,547 0.08 122,14547.81
52 Cotton 12,891 0.01 1976,443.65
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 353 0.00 740-52.30
54 Man-made filaments 172,752 0.08 20,495742.90
55 Man-made staple fibers 72 0.00 504-85.71
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 24,330 0.01 71,488-65.97
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 965 0.00 74230.05
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 52 0.00 5,562-99.07
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 154,934 0.07 59,241161.53
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 38 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 538,623 0.24 589,390-8.61
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 245,187 0.11 244,6030.24
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 55,335 0.02 41,21034.28
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 619,101 0.27 483,47928.05
65 Headgear and parts thereof 19,878 0.01 36,490-45.52
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 881 0.00 1,813-51.41
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,178 0.00 480353.75
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,010,297 0.89 1,241,07661.98
69 Ceramic products 1,012,228 0.45 950,9256.45
70 Glass and glassware 5,811,412 2.57 4,062,77443.04
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 55,200 0.02 3,4611,494.91
72 Iron and steel 3,232,557 1.43 8,855,308-63.50
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,426,083 1.07 1,899,02927.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 68,096 0.03 307,580-77.86
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4,800 0.00 1,936147.93
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,548,401 1.13 2,977,073-14.40
78 Lead and articles thereof 4 0.00 5,795-99.93
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 74,318 0.03 192,392-61.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,038,545 0.46 438,264136.97
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,530,583 2.88 6,037,2668.17
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 14,080,756 6.22 14,822,400-5.00
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 529,568 0.23 510,6223.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,404,167 0.62 1,423,408-1.35
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 925,442 0.41 1,262,750-26.71
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,408 0.00 6,951-36.58
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 511-100.00
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 788,046 0.35 671,28817.39
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 271,016 0.12 162,61066.67
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,580,422 0.70 995,65058.73
SS Classified 268,922 0.12 235 60914.14

Russia’s Imports from Georgia

The major share of Russian imports from Georgia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 69.49% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (60.85% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 19.16% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (32.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.45% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.01% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.79% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.80% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.47% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.02% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (2.07% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $7,844,852;
  • 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 $2,722,121;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,706,476;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1,621,634;
  • 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 $1,221,642;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $959,908;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $597,261;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $471,780.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $14,116,505;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $2,068,688;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $713,116.
Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 322,543 0.31 241,92333.32
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 14,351,320 13.97 12,729,68612.74
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 766,592 0.75 691,23110.90
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 65,352 0.06 52,75723.87
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 2,925-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,560 0.01 3911,321.99
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 5,066-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 286,190-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,112,517 1.08 515,256115.92
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 152,985 0.15 75,796101.84
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 54,595,562 53.15 46,750,71016.78
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 66,585 0.06 68,047-2.15
26 Ores, slag and ash 295,887 0.29 99,322197.91
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 39 0.00 713,155-99.99
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,025,296 1.00 957,3177.10
29 Organic chemicals 153,495 0.15 55,000179.08
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 6,081-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 256,321 0.25 158,70461.51
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 699 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 7,343-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,759 0.01 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 61,281 0.06 49,03424.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,595 0.01 4523,444.44
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,052 0.00 2,847-63.05
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 970 0.00 3,618-73.19
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 4,475-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10,003 0.01 33,442-70.09
54 Man-made filaments 46,128 0.04 11,130314.45
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 477 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 706,772 0.69 775,299-8.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 804,296 0.78 780,2573.08
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 280,664 0.27 249,43812.52
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 273-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 53,445 0.05 33,81458.06
69 Ceramic products 892 0.00 9,752-90.85
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 21,677 0.02 2,090,365-98.96
72 Iron and steel 17,539,750 17.08 31,656,255-44.59
73 Articles of iron or steel 983,512 0.96 23,6044,066.72
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,135,760 1.11 663,98071.05
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 16,289 0.02 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 959 0.00 75127.70
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,776,435 2.70 69,9593,868.66
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 3,648,699 3.55 926,578293.78
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 1,221,642 1.19 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,302 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,166 0.00 19,589-88.94
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 209,916 0.20 68630,500.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia