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

Russia’s Trade with South Ossetia

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with South Ossetia totaled $21,590,419, up 39.84% ($6,151,033) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $16,765,090, up 35.43% ($4,386,216) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from South Ossetia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $4,825,329, up 57.66% ($1,764,817) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with South Ossetia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $11,939,761, a 28.13% increase ($2,621,399) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

South Ossetia was Russia’s 126th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 130th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0130% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0090% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

South Ossetia was Russia’s 117th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 118th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0162% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0110% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

South Ossetia was Russia’s 111th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 112th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0077% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0051% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to South Ossetia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 24.59% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (30.09% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 23.25% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (13.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 20.87% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (13.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.58% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (7.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.95% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (8.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.81% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (18.81% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.88% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (2.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

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

  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $1,845,335;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,810,020;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $723,723;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $572,870;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $334,232;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $323,319;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $196,918;
  • 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 $183,895;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $127,409;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $123,138;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $63,099;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $51,030.

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,168,231;
  • 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 $464,483;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $269,812;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $165,369;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $75,122;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $65,268;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $59,456.
Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 59,456-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 33,728 0.20 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,262 0.02 3,350-2.63
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 113-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 11,012 0.07 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 120,497 0.72 98,33722.53
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 840 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 31 0.00 22,678-99.86
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 2,501-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 19,884 0.12 6,517205.11
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 44,561 0.27 39,41213.06
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 53,684 0.32 15,965236.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 38,808 0.23 30,71726.34
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 614 0.00 1,094-43.88
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 638,741 3.81 704,009-9.27
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 176,126 1.05 1,344,357-86.90
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 148,108 0.88 85,00974.23
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,974,140 23.70 3,639,9089.18
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,133 0.01 0
29 Organic chemicals 738 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 253,333 1.51 328,455-22.87
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 78,511 0.47 85,159-7.81
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 137 0.00 3,071-95.54
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 7,536 0.04 3,030148.71
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,631 0.02 3211,031.15
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 162,657 0.97 137,88917.96
39 Plastics and articles thereof 532,422 3.18 209,103154.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 124,128 0.74 289,497-57.12
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 204 0.00 296-31.08
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 53,174 0.32 76,645-30.62
45 Cork and articles of cork 16,876 0.10 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 75,037 0.45 54,66437.27
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 169,868 1.01 134,87125.95
52 Cotton 11,285 0.07 10,9173.37
54 Man-made filaments 3,414,105 20.36 1,568,770117.63
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6,369 0.04 3,40187.27
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 9,327-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 33,020 0.20 21,24855.40
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 86 0.00 355-75.77
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 18,848 0.11 13,96734.95
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,242 0.01 1,743-28.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10,067 0.06 8,67816.01
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,143 0.02 592430.91
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 285 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 439,658 2.62 312,24940.80
69 Ceramic products 231,720 1.38 205,86412.56
70 Glass and glassware 58,626 0.35 37,24057.43
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 18,891 0.11 0
72 Iron and steel 335,944 2.00 605,756-44.54
73 Articles of iron or steel 908,698 5.42 335,828170.58
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,507 0.02 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 145,880 0.87 22,742541.46
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 131 0.00 192-31.77
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 43,957 0.26 5,197745.81
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 895,305 5.34 171,582421.79
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 558,653 3.33 1,023,136-45.40
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 2,820 0.02 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,185,860 13.04 375,840481.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 255,601 1.52 58,683335.56
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 274,197 1.64 90,302203.64
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 21,815 0.13 28,915-24.55
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 140,956 0.84 89,92656.75

Russia’s Imports from South Ossetia

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 93.11% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (99.34% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.01% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (0.66% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from South Ossetia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd 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 $1,452,374;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $269,822;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $42,621.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from South Ossetia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd 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 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
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 290,001 6.01 20,1791,337.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,492,707 93.11 3,040,33347.77
72 Iron and steel 42,621 0.88 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia