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Russian trade with Georgia in 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 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Georgia

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Georgia was $1,331,935,175, down 1.71% ($23,133,040) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Georgia in 2019 were $882,610,892, down 7.77% ($74,406,262) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Georgia in 2019 totaled $449,324,283, up 12.88% ($51,273,222) from 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Georgia in 2019 was $433,286,609, a 22.48% decrease ($125,679,484) over 2018.

Georgia was Russia’s 61st largest trading partner in 2019 (just as in 2018), accounting for 0.1998% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1969% in 2018).

Georgia was Russia’s 56th largest export market in 2019 (down from 54th in 2018), accounting for 0.2088% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2127% in 2018).

Georgia was Russia’s 59th largest supplier in 2019 (up from 60th in 2018), accounting for 0.1843% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1671% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Georgia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 32.91% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (30.25% in 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 30.97% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (22.86% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.82% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (9.11% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.73% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (12.28% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.03% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (3.66% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.99% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (5.03% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Georgia in 2019 over 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 $54,558,218;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $17,805,623;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $7,677,208;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $6,226,069;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $3,465,914;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $2,735,510.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $10,790,708;
  • 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 $10,263,205;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $9,750,771;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $6,903,605;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $6,493,132;
  • 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 $3,971,500;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $3,775,741;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $3,604,889;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2,681,884;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,668,980.
Russia’s exports to Georgia in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 2,090,872 0.24 8,584,004-75.64
02 Meat and edible meat offal 34,394 0.00 24,33441.34
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,352,747 0.15 1,758,989-23.10
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,886,273 0.67 5,768,2912.05
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 520 0.00 20,619-97.48
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 70,729 0.01 63,56611.27
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 789,409 0.09 540,45446.06
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 74,132 0.01 208,437-64.43
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,517,492 0.40 3,377,7924.14
10 Cereals 103,603,855 11.74 102,097,5041.48
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 11,955,214 1.35 9,403,08627.14
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,132,568 0.69 4,141,53848.07
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 20,073 0.00 2,472712.01
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 32,142 0.00 10929,388.07
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 38,667,344 4.38 38,328,6250.88
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,008,114 0.34 2,929,8332.67
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 11,901,995 1.35 5,675,926109.69
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 26,826,065 3.04 25,478,9735.29
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 28,802,253 3.26 27,726,5193.88
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,808,294 0.32 2,257,65024.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 27,639,110 3.13 26,590,7833.94
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,050,034 0.57 8,825,775-42.78
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,837,872 0.77 5,433,72025.84
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,351,618 0.38 10,255,223-67.32
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 120,204 0.01 113,5385.87
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,903 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 273,184,068 30.95 218,625,85024.96
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,972,612 0.68 9,944,112-39.94
29 Organic chemicals 5,900,877 0.67 2,434,963142.34
30 Pharmaceutical products 12,643,477 1.43 16,248,366-22.19
31 Fertilizers 7,085,800 0.80 4,906,78344.41
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,497,416 0.40 3,510,788-0.38
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 33,546,961 3.80 15,741,338113.11
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 12,024,344 1.36 10,584,58413.60
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 510,913 0.06 399,44727.91
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 353,551 0.04 502,907-29.70
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,206 0.00 2,361-48.92
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,833,148 0.43 2,758,63538.95
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,688,193 1.55 14,200,184-3.61
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,228,896 0.59 5,922,630-11.71
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 213,841 0.02 560,916-61.88
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 21,110,237 2.39 22,639,611-6.76
45 Cork and articles of cork 32,988 0.00 26,07326.52
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3,948 0.00 5,672-30.39
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 45,634 0.01 47,851-4.63
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13,735,678 1.56 11,747,16716.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 633,499 0.07 567,80711.57
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 2,891-100.00
52 Cotton 24,022 0.00 4,808399.63
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2,446 0.00 1,59553.35
54 Man-made filaments 260,448 0.03 70,095271.56
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,658 0.00 1,325100.60
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 239,330 0.03 233,3292.57
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4,755 0.00 3,28844.62
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6,955 0.00 8,096-14.09
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 495,607 0.06 163,654202.84
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2,991 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,719,854 0.19 1,920,421-10.44
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 684,768 0.08 1,240,380-44.79
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 227,161 0.03 218,5623.93
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,744,008 0.20 1,669,7244.45
65 Headgear and parts thereof 61,066 0.01 108,099-43.51
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3,724 0.00 5,855-36.40
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 15,363 0.00 6,762127.20
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,719,905 0.76 5,408,87424.24
69 Ceramic products 3,602,643 0.41 3,758,878-4.16
70 Glass and glassware 21,892,748 2.48 14,215,54054.01
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 216,766 0.02 166,77729.97
72 Iron and steel 16,841,360 1.91 26,592,131-36.67
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,836,545 1.00 11,505,525-23.20
74 Copper and articles thereof 195,984 0.02 2,436,761-91.96
75 Nickel and articles thereof 7,595 0.00 1,936292.30
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,991,580 0.68 5,481,3859.31
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,024 0.00 6,398-68.37
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5,594 0.00 25,485-78.05
80 Tin and articles thereof 265 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,295 0.00 1,412-8.29
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 758,502 0.09 635,35219.38
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,541,709 0.29 1,490,67270.51
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 26,836,080 3.04 37,626,788-28.68
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 55,354,201 6.27 65,617,406-15.64
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 3,424,290 0.39 1,640,487108.74
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,701,895 0.53 7,383,779-36.32
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 483,659 0.05 364,33632.75
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,886,263 0.44 4,881,610-20.39
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 26,777 0.00 23,45314.17
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 796 0.00 51155.77
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 3,097,084 0.35 3,805,433-18.61
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 891,579 0.10 1,098,954-18.87
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,185,772 0.70 3,450,26279.28
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 39,567-100.00
SS Classified 789,312 0.09 122 712 753-99.36

Russia’s Imports from Georgia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 68.13% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (62.16% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 25.19% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (32.78% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.69% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.56% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.33% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.06% in 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.07% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.03% in 2018).

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $53,106,758;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $4,776,921;
  • 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 $4,537,761;
  • 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 $3,451,353;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $2,993,848;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,093,473;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,982,427;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $1,865,893.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $22,047,235;
  • 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 $2,189,181;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,793,808.
Russia’s imports from Georgia in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 125,329 0.03 53,800132.95
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 18,670 0.00 9,120104.71
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7,252,364 1.61 9,046,172-19.83
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 36,857,943 8.20 32,081,02214.89
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,404,979 0.98 3,845,22614.56
10 Cereals 1,064,141 0.24 852,88824.77
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,657,372 0.37 1,874,857-11.60
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 11,000 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,812 0.00 9,254-80.42
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 10,088 0.00 40,233-74.93
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 33,497-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 45,536 0.01 379,611-88.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,490,592 0.78 1,624,699114.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 828,527 0.18 341,751142.44
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 250,340,156 55.71 197,233,39826.93
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,684 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 231,236 0.05 257,544-10.21
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,019,725 0.23 925,88010.14
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 959,723 0.21 1,609,784-40.38
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,991,024 0.89 2,714,24747.04
29 Organic chemicals 633,552 0.14 337,00088.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 65,994 0.01 143,372-53.97
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 1,188-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,065,054 0.24 917,68416.06
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 2,263-69.11
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 12,883-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12,264 0.00 11,4636.99
39 Plastics and articles thereof 166,240 0.04 81,220104.68
40 Rubber and articles thereof 22,624 0.01 3077,269.38
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,960 0.00 7,157-72.61
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 31,737 0.01 64,282-50.63
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 19 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 9,322-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 84,529 0.02 242,013-65.07
54 Man-made filaments 107,827 0.02 61,51075.30
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 880 0.00 0
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 2,220,856 0.49 2,099,6435.77
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,430,828 0.32 1,351,0045.91
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 963,610 0.21 602,59459.91
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 65,852 0.01 7291,361.11
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 288-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 102,310 0.02 163,791-37.54
69 Ceramic products 33,155 0.01 15,759110.39
70 Glass and glassware 86 0.00 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 38,785 0.01 2,227,966-98.26
72 Iron and steel 106,825,132 23.77 128,872,367-17.11
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,128,928 0.47 146,5011,353.18
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,127,707 0.92 1,133,859264.04
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 833 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,664 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 27,188 0.01 4436,037.25
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 51,579 0.01 328,473-84.30
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,344,002 0.74 1,250,529167.41
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 9,106,341 2.03 4,568,58099.33
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 3,499,841 0.78 48,4887,117.95
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 63,911 0.01 45,41540.73
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 555,916 0.12 286,70093.90
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 226,963 0.05 21,184971.39
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 43,512-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 39 0.00 3,550-98.90
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