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Russian trade in goods with South Ossetia 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 South Ossetia in the first quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with South Ossetia

In the 1st quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with South Ossetia totaled $18,457,361, up 76.60% ($8,005,885) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2020 totaled $13,862,772, up 52.49% ($4,771,936) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2020 totaled $4,594,589, up 237.68% ($3,233,949) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2020 was $9,268,183, a 19.90% increase ($1,537,987) over the 1st quarter of 2019.

South Ossetia was Russia’s 118th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 133rd in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0130% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0066% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

South Ossetia was Russia’s 108th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 118th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0156% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0087% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

South Ossetia was Russia’s 105th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 128th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0086% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0026% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to South Ossetia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 28.74% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (50.51% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 28.00% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (18.54% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.44% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (5.93% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.96% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (6.44% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.21% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (10.32% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.92% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (5.27% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

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

  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $2,829,018;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,581,642;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $469,949;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $323,209;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $199,231;
  • 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 $178,712;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $172,888;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $145,318;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $113,200;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $111,150;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $104,938;
  • 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 $80,403;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - an increase of $78,677;
  • 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 $72,524;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $71,843;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $50,339;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $48,198;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - an increase of $44,324;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $42,030.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to South Ossetia 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 $720,541;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $464,499;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $177,205;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $176,497;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $132,763;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $108,655;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $108,039;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $98,043;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $89,776;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $65,339;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $46,268.
Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
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 2,764 0.02 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 323,209 2.33 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 31,233 0.23 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,471 0.06 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 77 0.00 0
10 Cereals 3,415 0.02 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 197,752 1.43 86,602128.35
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,955 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 17,369 0.13 15,37013.01
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 54,369 0.39 6,171781.04
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 36,171 0.26 51,830-30.21
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 64,800 0.47 14,461348.10
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 41,072 0.30 4,387836.22
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,006 0.04 540827.04
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,941,530 14.01 359,888439.48
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 104,938 0.76 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 148,302 1.07 35,102322.49
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,836,222 27.67 4,556,763-15.81
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,729 0.05 0
29 Organic chemicals 3,464 0.02 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 439,812 3.17 240,58182.81
31 Fertilizers 282 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 30,441 0.22 76,709-60.32
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 128 0.00 257-50.19
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 12,247 0.09 16,010-23.50
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6,224 0.04 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 32,508 0.23 130,551-75.10
39 Plastics and articles thereof 254,815 1.84 431,312-40.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 73,870 0.53 42,89572.21
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 12,061 0.09 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 72,954 0.53 1,1116,466.52
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 8,973-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 49,981 0.36 41,60820.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 69 0.00 4843.75
52 Cotton 685,433 4.94 775,209-11.58
54 Man-made filaments 2,849,116 20.55 20,09814,076.12
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 17,898 0.13 3505,013.71
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 22,906 0.17 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 72,322 0.52 43,02468.10
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,136 0.02 0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 86,903 0.63 8,226956.44
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 108,655-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 38,121 0.27 502,620-92.42
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 20,112 0.15 7,474169.09
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 33 0.00 177,238-99.98
65 Headgear and parts thereof 86,524 0.62 42,200105.03
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 200,373 1.45 55,055263.95
69 Ceramic products 34,829 0.25 100,168-65.23
70 Glass and glassware 23,079 0.17 7,266217.63
72 Iron and steel 166,210 1.20 124,18033.85
73 Articles of iron or steel 171,778 1.24 304,541-43.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 518 0.00 7,378-92.98
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 28,683 0.21 39,832-27.99
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 130 0.00 506-74.31
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 37,024 0.27 2,6161,315.29
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 65,838 0.47 62,7025.00
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 302,404 2.18 222,00136.22
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 72,524 0.52 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 617,126 4.45 147,177319.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 45,812 0.33 153,851-70.22
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 206,573 1.49 27,861641.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,664 0.03 11,864-69.12
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 190,463 1.37 17,575983.72

Russia’s Imports from South Ossetia

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 90.94% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (89.07% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.46% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (3.73% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.47% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (6.43% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.13% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (0.48% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from South Ossetia 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 $2,966,447;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $245,921;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $51,500;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $14,419.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $34,185.
Russia’s imports from South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 296,678 6.46 50,757484.51
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 3,838-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,178,437 90.94 1,211,990244.76
72 Iron and steel 53,335 1.16 87,520-39.06
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 14,419 0.31 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 6,535-100.00
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 220 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 51,500 1.12 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia