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Russian trade in goods with Abkhazia in Q4 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 Abkhazia in the fourth quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Abkhazia

In the 4th quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Abkhazia totaled $80,910,840, up 5.30% ($4,073,881) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 4th quarter of 2019 totaled $54,351,880, up 5.19% ($2,683,091) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 4th quarter of 2019 totaled $26,558,960, up 5.53% ($1,390,790) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Abkhazia in the 4th quarter of 2019 was $27,792,920, a 4.88% increase ($1,292,301) over the 4th quarter of 2018.

Abkhazia was Russia’s 88th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 94th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0450% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0411% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 81st largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 91st in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0486% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0415% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 86th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 88th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0390% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0404% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Abkhazia

The major share of Russian exports to Abkhazia in the 4th quarter of 2019 (and in the 4th quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 27.55% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (35.25% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.04% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (26.81% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.19% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (7.47% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.95% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (11.30% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.60% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (6.22% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.09% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (4.45% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.33% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (0.82% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $3,617,095;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $884,597;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $591,625;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $552,148;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $345,392;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $302,580;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $287,451;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $223,077;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $201,184;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $186,021;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $185,821;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $176,671;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $166,468.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th quarter of 2018 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 $3,272,411;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $1,336,402;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $853,384;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $402,520;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $270,003;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $239,359;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $201,011;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $181,151.
Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 513,483 0.94 694,634-26.08
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 24,299-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,840,978 3.39 1,696,2168.53
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,190 0.01 1,909171.87
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 24,529 0.05 29,413-16.60
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 23,311 0.04 5,619314.86
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 697,310 1.28 682,8592.12
10 Cereals 38,472 0.07 20,59186.84
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,723,618 3.17 1,668,9673.27
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,696 0.00 9,728-82.57
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 486 0.00 133,638.46
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 48 0.00 12300.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 271,036 0.50 289,961-6.53
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 905,208 1.67 1,307,728-30.78
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 624,070 1.15 400,99355.63
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,010,550 1.86 967,6444.43
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,354,435 2.49 1,194,44013.39
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 453,570 0.83 401,96612.84
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 583,247 1.07 406,57643.45
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,230,342 2.26 2,566,744-52.07
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 201,551 0.37 154,69130.29
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 475,292 0.87 1,328,676-64.23
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 355,742 0.65 320,22011.09
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 14,619,893 26.90 17,892,304-18.29
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 154,931 0.29 37,153317.01
29 Organic chemicals 58,761 0.11 18,865211.48
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,602,121 4.79 2,435,6536.83
31 Fertilizers 340,666 0.63 253,10134.60
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 582,622 1.07 553,6885.23
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 275,050 0.51 217,08026.70
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 509,261 0.94 388,28631.16
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 33,499 0.06 24,16938.60
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,918 0.00 622,993.55
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4,228 0.01 2,21291.14
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 402,647 0.74 115,196249.53
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,411,162 2.60 1,225,34115.16
40 Rubber and articles thereof 660,204 1.21 566,35016.57
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,987 0.01 657354.64
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 775,965 1.43 1,045,968-25.81
45 Cork and articles of cork 114,198 0.21 120,352-5.11
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 56 0.00 197-71.57
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,138,823 2.10 952,80219.52
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 195,195 0.36 177,9919.67
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 19,277 0.04 0
52 Cotton 137 0.00 18661.11
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 23 0.00 333-93.09
54 Man-made filaments 47,369 0.09 105,649-55.16
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,433 0.00 50,233-95.16
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 26,220 0.05 43,034-39.07
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 12,957 0.02 8,12859.41
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 40,425 0.07 61,918-34.71
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 13,181 0.02 24,190-45.51
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 11,431 0.02 3,259250.75
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 88,759 0.16 61,48744.35
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 906,361 1.67 21,7644,064.50
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 71,815 0.13 23,440206.38
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 18,422 0.03 16,47611.81
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4,329 0.01 1,930124.30
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2,035 0.00 919121.44
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 595 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 320,480 0.59 559,839-42.75
69 Ceramic products 589,686 1.08 474,26924.34
70 Glass and glassware 1,869,848 3.44 1,567,26819.31
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 56,967 0.10 25,726121.44
72 Iron and steel 1,687,631 3.11 1,342,23925.73
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,566,427 2.88 1,365,24314.74
74 Copper and articles thereof 11,803 0.02 47,463-75.13
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 69,160 0.13 270,171-74.40
78 Lead and articles thereof 31 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,413 0.00 1,520-7.04
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 25 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 67,665 0.12 48,57039.31
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 180,707 0.33 136,13232.74
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,588,085 2.92 1,427,26711.27
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 5,308,840 9.77 1,691,745213.81
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 15,348 0.03 1,652829.06
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,141,731 2.10 550,106107.55
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 389 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 743,468 1.37 191,320288.60
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 703 0.00 217223.96
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,060 0.00 345,958.82
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 937,652 1.73 897,3984.49
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 164,200 0.30 89,17884.13
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 297,335 0.55 228,41730.17
SS Classified 246,106 0.45 128 91190.91

Russia’s Imports from Abkhazia

The major share of Russian imports from Abkhazia in the 4th quarter of 2019 (and in the 4th quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 94.53% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (96.86% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.30% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (0.97% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (1.49% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $5,555,900;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1,172,411;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $167,891.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $5,011,710;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $374,311;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $110,035.
Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
01 Live animals 2,946 0.01 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 25,618-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 380,069 1.43 424,329-10.43
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,547,636 17.12 9,559,346-52.43
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 33,979 0.13 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,502 0.01 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 143,129 0.54 98,40645.45
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 341,135 1.28 173,24496.91
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 19,653,617 74.00 14,097,71739.41
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 374,311-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 30,599 0.12 52,698-41.94
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 9,935-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,407,802 5.30 235,391498.07
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 110,035-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,218-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,149 0.03 5,80757.55
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 0 0.00 115-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,397 0.02 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia