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Russian trade in goods with Abkhazia in Q1 2020

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 first quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Abkhazia

In the 1st quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Abkhazia totaled $51,434,589, up 3.12% ($1,556,691) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2020 totaled $40,140,985, up 2.98% ($1,160,594) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2020 totaled $11,293,604, up 3.63% ($396,097) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2020 was $28,847,381, a 2.72% increase ($764,497) over the 1st quarter of 2019.

Abkhazia was Russia’s 91st largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 97th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0362% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0317% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 85th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 89th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0451% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0373% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 92nd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2020 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0212% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0205% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Abkhazia

The major share of Russian exports to Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.31% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (27.10% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 26.52% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (36.65% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.61% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (13.12% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.34% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (6.49% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.59% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (5.34% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.44% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (3.28% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.52% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (1.43% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,409,009;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $564,660;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $517,734;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $483,979;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $415,673;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $366,739;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $287,271;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $265,966;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $238,664;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $208,292;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $189,255;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $182,390;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $176,300;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $151,999;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $144,805;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $139,523;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $133,573.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 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 $3,511,813;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $643,820;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $314,061;
  • 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) - a decrease of $190,912;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $164,977;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $150,717;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $131,133.
Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
02 Meat and edible meat offal 478,194 1.19 338,67141.20
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 11,839-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,461,982 3.64 1,531,921-4.57
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 4,490-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 31,560 0.08 48,486-34.91
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 14,107 0.04 15,590-9.51
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 561,786 1.40 461,88921.63
10 Cereals 25,134 0.06 21,23018.39
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,560,284 3.89 1,711,001-8.81
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,201 0.00 557115.62
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,544 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5 0.00 19-73.68
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 239,640 0.60 156,69252.94
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,047,271 2.61 808,60729.52
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 289,931 0.72 320,007-9.40
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 666,089 1.66 663,4510.40
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,339,263 3.34 923,59045.01
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 456,284 1.14 348,48730.93
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 582,869 1.45 449,29629.73
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,639,167 4.08 2,282,987-28.20
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 114,936 0.29 98,42116.78
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 851,197 2.12 367,218131.80
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 168,624 0.42 299,757-43.75
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 10,475,950 26.10 13,987,763-25.11
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 37,477 0.09 50,618-25.96
29 Organic chemicals 8,184 0.02 16,028-48.94
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,001,792 7.48 2,437,13223.17
31 Fertilizers 252,301 0.63 174,40044.67
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 395,888 0.99 314,93325.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 528,469 1.32 339,21455.79
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 561,320 1.40 385,02045.79
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 45,205 0.11 22,373102.05
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 12,510 0.03 19,724-36.57
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 597 0.00 1,162-48.62
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 201,921 0.50 319,861-36.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 908,149 2.26 620,87846.27
40 Rubber and articles thereof 311,622 0.78 413,583-24.65
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,029 0.01 5,657-46.46
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 666,416 1.66 561,19218.75
45 Cork and articles of cork 17,950 0.04 39,030-54.01
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 879,321 2.19 613,35543.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 217,046 0.54 65,047233.68
52 Cotton 7,706 0.02 1116,842.34
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 224 0.00 131,623.08
54 Man-made filaments 30,463 0.08 42,843-28.90
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 22,664 0.06 24,948-9.16
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 76,646 0.19 4,8471,481.31
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 17,172 0.04 10,38765.32
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6,153 0.02 4,68831.25
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 6,653 0.02 9,621-30.85
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 19,628 0.05 7,009180.04
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 787,537 1.96 420,79887.15
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 35,565 0.09 31,75312.01
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,395 0.00 424229.01
65 Headgear and parts thereof 619 0.00 994-37.73
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 126 0.00 365-65.48
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 307,102 0.77 264,26416.21
69 Ceramic products 384,136 0.96 239,33160.50
70 Glass and glassware 1,449,481 3.61 931,74755.57
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 74,152 0.18 39,29088.73
72 Iron and steel 942,142 2.35 1,256,203-25.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 831,563 2.07 623,27133.42
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,799 0.01 18,433-73.97
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 239,544 0.60 57,154319.12
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,967 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 53,748 0.13 35,96749.44
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 167,011 0.42 92,32480.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,973,355 4.92 564,346249.67
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 1,325,147 3.30 1,375,623-3.67
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 3,228 0.01 1,255157.21
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 174,387 0.43 339,364-48.61
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 5,567-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 273,813 0.68 241,95813.17
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 317 0.00 4,039-92.15
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 566,448 1.41 757,360-25.21
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 35,572 0.09 59,665-40.38
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 251,461 0.63 229,8469.40
SS Classified 9,846 0.02 33 407-70.53

Russia’s Imports from Abkhazia

The major share of Russian imports from Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 90.40% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (92.86% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.25% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (4.86% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (1.75% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $515,681;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $308,482;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $95,827;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $51,983;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $45,970;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $43,202.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $454,500;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $190,301.
Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 312-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 696 0.01 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 252,930 2.24 206,96022.21
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 438,325 3.88 342,49827.98
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 508,531 4.50 200,049154.20
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 8,433 0.07 28,178-70.07
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7,477 0.07 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 68,052 0.60 57,60618.13
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 227,349 2.01 175,36629.64
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,302,214 73.51 8,756,714-5.19
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 395,138 3.50 351,93612.28
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 190,301-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 32,089 0.28 24,46731.15
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,045,223 9.25 529,54297.38
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 30,488-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,507 0.02 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 3,086-100.00
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 4,640 0.04 4115,900.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia