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

Russia’s Trade with Georgia

In the 4th quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Georgia totaled $438,529,604, up 28.25% ($96,597,587) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 4th quarter of 2019 totaled $308,059,703, up 33.52% ($77,330,707) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 4th quarter of 2019 totaled $130,469,901, up 17.33% ($19,266,880) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Georgia in the 4th quarter of 2019 was $177,589,802, a 48.58% increase ($58,063,827) over the 4th quarter of 2018.

Georgia was Russia’s 58th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 64th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2438% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1830% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Georgia was Russia’s 53rd largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 58th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2754% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1853% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Georgia was Russia’s 59th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2019 (down from 58th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1918% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1784% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Georgia

The major share of Russian exports to Georgia 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) - 38.74% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (26.30% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 30.39% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (36.21% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.35% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (9.89% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.36% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (13.65% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.35% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (5.18% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.16% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (4.28% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Georgia 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) - an increase of $58,645,535;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $10,149,494;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $4,389,808;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $4,101,956;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $3,260,393;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $2,755,525;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1,194,431;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,068,725;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $996,886.

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

  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $4,704,627;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,236,409;
  • 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 $1,933,802;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,872,692;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,204,807.
Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
01 Live animals 760,149 0.25 5,464,776-86.09
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 333,752 0.11 835,306-60.04
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,699,127 0.55 1,465,31015.96
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 260 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 26,079 0.01 28,566-8.71
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 361,597 0.12 123,451192.91
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 99 0.00 5,405-98.17
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,052,644 0.34 1,002,3665.02
10 Cereals 29,208,349 9.48 25,106,39316.34
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,887,131 1.26 3,003,13229.44
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,001,971 0.65 1,005,08599.18
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 11,600 0.00 1,567640.27
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 181 0.00 34432.35
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 14,144,713 4.59 11,389,18824.19
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,327,268 0.43 996,29533.22
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6,426,682 2.09 2,036,874215.52
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 10,410,667 3.38 9,626,2358.15
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,618,853 2.80 7,996,7947.78
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 773,209 0.25 642,84920.28
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,419,001 2.73 7,916,5666.35
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,417,129 0.46 1,755,012-19.25
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,247,008 0.73 2,054,6259.36
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 496,905 0.16 1,086,739-54.28
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 37,544 0.01 21,88771.54
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 119,299,171 38.73 60,653,63696.69
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,697,590 0.55 1,788,340-5.07
29 Organic chemicals 2,263,960 0.73 1,195,23589.42
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,965,451 1.29 4,449,069-10.87
31 Fertilizers 1,956,787 0.64 762,356156.68
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 735,719 0.24 822,901-10.59
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14,382,793 4.67 4,233,299239.75
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 3,600,299 1.17 3,049,36918.07
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 117,359 0.04 130,958-10.38
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 135,955 0.04 120,33012.99
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 600-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 968,473 0.31 727,29233.16
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,734,359 1.21 3,810,368-1.99
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,408,010 0.46 1,734,911-18.84
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 35,413 0.01 27,91926.84
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,745,710 1.87 6,191,213-7.20
45 Cork and articles of cork 4,653 0.00 4,860-4.26
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,174 0.00 2,349-50.02
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 14,304 0.00 17,599-18.72
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,853,485 1.25 3,543,1918.76
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 124,122 0.04 123,7390.31
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 136-100.00
52 Cotton 4,173 0.00 1,067291.10
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,640 0.00 242577.69
54 Man-made filaments 38,154 0.01 33,69513.23
55 Man-made staple fibers 279 0.00 286-2.45
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 105,279 0.03 82,64527.39
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,047 0.00 70947.67
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6,111 0.00 2382,467.65
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 213,723 0.07 60,380253.96
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 32 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 323,941 0.11 148,098118.73
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 114,769 0.04 75,64651.72
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 61,277 0.02 35,90070.69
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 374,175 0.12 432,534-13.49
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9,574 0.00 5,15085.90
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 986 0.00 391152.17
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3,711 0.00 2,17470.70
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,901,087 0.62 1,565,64221.43
69 Ceramic products 894,586 0.29 999,300-10.48
70 Glass and glassware 7,066,740 2.29 3,806,34785.66
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 93,568 0.03 44,824108.75
72 Iron and steel 5,637,939 1.83 6,842,746-17.61
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,361,963 0.77 3,154,577-25.13
74 Copper and articles thereof 22,484 0.01 75,580-70.25
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,632,890 0.53 1,322,62723.46
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 602-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 500 0.00 202,400.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 206,723 0.07 123,42167.49
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 455,349 0.15 439,3583.64
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,865,240 1.90 8,101,649-27.60
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 16,922,829 5.49 18,856,631-10.26
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 963,770 0.31 586,51164.32
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 735,358 0.24 2,608,050-71.80
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 483,659 0.16 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 794,729 0.26 1,331,806-40.33
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7,288 0.00 6,35914.61
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 730 0.00 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 1,138,943 0.37 1,535,110-25.81
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 248,501 0.08 257,693-3.57
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,425,806 0.46 972,83446.56
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 39,567-100.00
SS Classified 233,445 0.08 224 4624.00

Russia’s Imports from Georgia

The major share of Russian imports from Georgia 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) - 79.20% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (69.78% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.83% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (25.87% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.44% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (2.05% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.27% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.28% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Georgia 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 $24,061,246;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1,123,249;
  • 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 $951,110;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $497,298;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $423,095.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $7,883,900;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $765,213.
Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 125,329 0.10 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 37 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,947,719 1.49 2,019,741-3.57
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 14,544,827 11.15 13,421,5788.37
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,006,164 0.77 1,089,301-7.63
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 129,683 0.10 6,9581,763.80
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 11,000 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 993-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 19,849-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 90,065-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 794,086 0.61 663,42319.70
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 493,762 0.38 70,667598.72
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 84,278,326 64.60 60,217,08039.96
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 59,160 0.05 69,142-14.44
26 Ores, slag and ash 363,026 0.28 148,854143.88
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 988,493 0.76 996,738-0.83
29 Organic chemicals 213,000 0.16 125,00070.40
30 Pharmaceutical products 49,446 0.04 28,59272.94
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 332,626 0.25 239,81038.70
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 0 0.00 1,737-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 5,540-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,851 0.00 3,575-48.22
39 Plastics and articles thereof 59,590 0.05 19,740201.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,559 0.01 5317,935.85
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 4,310-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 33,614-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 23,017 0.02 31,355-26.59
54 Man-made filaments 41,336 0.03 10,864280.49
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 337,494 0.26 293,39215.03
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 275,702 0.21 263,5774.60
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 436,420 0.33 209,123108.69
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 59,286 0.05 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12,169 0.01 21,362-43.03
69 Ceramic products 9,765 0.01 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 17,108 0.01 0
72 Iron and steel 20,374,074 15.62 28,257,974-27.90
73 Articles of iron or steel 39,845 0.03 3,6191,000.99
74 Copper and articles thereof 233,230 0.18 469,366-50.31
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 730 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 966 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,629 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 392 0.00 36,636-98.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 54,071 0.04 819,284-93.40
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 1,615,783 1.24 1,344,74920.15
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 999,244 0.77 48,1341,975.96
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 42 0.00 45,415-99.91
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 518,859 0.40 21,5612,306.47
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 10,016 0.01 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 31,028-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 39 0.00 3,526-98.89
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 15,696-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia