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Russian trade in goods with Georgia in Q2 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 Georgia in the second quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Georgia

In the 2nd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Georgia was $280,844,185, down 5.70% ($16,977,179) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2020 were $189,372,707, down 1.85% ($3,576,075) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2020 were $91,471,478, down 12.78% ($13,401,104) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2020 was $97,901,229, a 11.16% increase ($9,825,029) over the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Georgia was Russia’s 62nd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 64th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.2302% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1860% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Georgia was Russia’s 56th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 57th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.2708% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1915% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Georgia was Russia’s 61st largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (down from 60th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.1756% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1768% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Georgia

The major share of Russian exports to Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 37.30% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (31.35% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 31.95% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (26.97% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.21% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (13.02% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.09% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (13.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.27% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (4.22% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.81% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (5.13% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd 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) - an increase of $8,472,843;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $5,864,333;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $3,265,913;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,949,552;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1,276,395;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $1,236,137;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $774,300;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $637,629;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $589,890.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 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) - a decrease of $7,628,621;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $4,069,667;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,192,172;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1,581,278;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $1,317,628;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,152,718;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,011,259;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $1,010,923;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $890,842;
  • 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) - a decrease of $858,761;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $842,943;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $795,672;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $729,760;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $614,007.
Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
01 Live animals 1,521,105 0.80 284,968433.78
02 Meat and edible meat offal 114,593 0.06 18,145531.54
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 165,926 0.09 493,341-66.37
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,412,583 0.75 1,523,244-7.26
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 260-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5,180 0.00 13,054-60.32
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 535,736 0.28 210,164154.91
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 510-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 814,385 0.43 858,965-5.19
10 Cereals 21,531,753 11.37 20,255,3586.30
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,393,498 1.79 2,971,89214.19
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 45,678 0.02 1,363,306-96.65
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3,765 0.00 3,17118.73
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 124 0.00 31,845-99.61
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11,400,220 6.02 8,134,30740.15
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 833,893 0.44 462,01780.49
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6,840,027 3.61 975,694601.04
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,077,882 2.15 5,088,805-19.87
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,052,168 3.72 6,668,9435.75
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,299,740 0.69 709,85083.10
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,606,999 2.96 6,100,749-8.09
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,440,385 0.76 1,196,18320.42
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,131,231 1.13 1,904,26911.92
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 416,330 0.22 1,212,002-65.65
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 34,974 0.02 29,69417.78
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 2,903-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 60,478,130 31.94 52,005,28716.29
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,071,820 1.09 1,434,19144.46
29 Organic chemicals 1,589,995 0.84 815,69594.93
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,444,016 1.29 3,286,959-25.65
31 Fertilizers 1,969,575 1.04 1,890,9014.16
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 773,012 0.41 977,086-20.89
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,529,891 1.86 7,599,558-53.55
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 2,494,535 1.32 2,919,433-14.55
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 130,494 0.07 123,0266.07
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 139,004 0.07 71,51194.38
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,986 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 742,907 0.39 929,981-20.12
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,665,474 1.41 3,279,481-18.72
40 Rubber and articles thereof 784,521 0.41 1,795,780-56.31
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 38,623 0.02 53,444-27.73
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,012,885 2.12 5,594,163-28.27
45 Cork and articles of cork 17 0.00 4,260-99.60
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 159 0.00 964-83.51
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 13,871-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,191,437 1.69 4,082,279-21.82
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 14,518 0.01 204,668-92.91
52 Cotton 54 0.00 5,296-98.98
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 366 0.00 26239.69
54 Man-made filaments 164,613 0.09 49,360233.49
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 180,854 0.10 73,153147.23
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,877 0.00 1,36437.61
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 238-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 27,014 0.01 126,576-78.66
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 280,639 0.15 329,783-14.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 136,239 0.07 190,071-28.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 106,523 0.06 72,47246.99
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 283,416 0.15 181,90655.80
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10,378 0.01 10,659-2.64
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,328 0.00 79167.89
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,006 0.00 6,860-85.34
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,432,964 0.76 1,817,901-21.17
69 Ceramic products 393,547 0.21 942,252-58.23
70 Glass and glassware 4,910,652 2.59 5,294,537-7.25
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,201 0.00 33,689-96.44
72 Iron and steel 5,504,106 2.91 3,554,55454.85
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,255,603 1.19 2,253,2110.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 88,251 0.05 61,17944.25
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 650-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,182,416 0.62 1,174,6960.66
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,020-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 2,432 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 265-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 795-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 77,257 0.04 387,017-80.04
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 868,947 0.46 717,12021.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,271,736 2.26 7,463,908-42.77
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 6,291,947 3.32 13,920,568-54.80
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 551,688 0.29 1,410,449-60.89
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 177,415 0.09 1,330,133-86.66
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 232,204 0.12 961,964-75.86
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 988 0.00 10,324-90.43
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 66-100.00
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 449,579 0.24 797,164-43.60
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 136,548 0.07 198,301-31.14
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,570,313 0.83 1,691,582-7.17
SS Classified 25,432 0.01 279 469-90.90

Russia’s Imports from Georgia

The major share of Russian imports from Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 65.77% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (60.51% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 29.10% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (32.39% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.76% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (3.69% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.56% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.22% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.17% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.17% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $617,727;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $346,707.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $4,287,560;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $3,385,143;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $2,219,719;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $959,684;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $827,704;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $756,656;
  • 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) - a decrease of $638,848;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $625,012;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $417,186;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $348,453.
Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 153,821 0.17 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,651,521 2.90 2,784,026-4.76
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,110,121 3.40 3,091,2490.61
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,396,300 1.53 1,340,1544.19
10 Cereals 339,906 0.37 688,359-50.62
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 432,818 0.47 1,057,830-59.08
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6,600 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 124-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,178,069 1.29 831,36241.70
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 715,025 0.78 97,298634.88
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 50,176,832 54.86 53,561,975-6.32
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 4,684-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 66,087 0.07 58,43713.09
26 Ores, slag and ash 91,611 0.10 211,852-56.76
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 959,684-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 945,188 1.03 1,014,248-6.81
29 Organic chemicals 197,400 0.22 57346,215.79
30 Pharmaceutical products 759 0.00 56235.05
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 176,105 0.19 237,671-25.90
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,284 0.00 1,82725.01
39 Plastics and articles thereof 101,760 0.11 22,729347.71
40 Rubber and articles thereof 601 0.00 2,391-74.86
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 45-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 19-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 187 0.00 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 16,740 0.02 41,139-59.31
54 Man-made filaments 253,128 0.28 4,1186,046.87
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 216-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 40,949 0.04 797,605-94.87
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 63,240 0.07 163,711-61.37
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 132,753 0.15 40,166230.51
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 48,438 0.05 16,801188.30
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 633-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 26 0.00 46-43.48
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,423 0.01 0
72 Iron and steel 26,364,123 28.82 30,651,683-13.99
73 Articles of iron or steel 157,526 0.17 985,230-84.01
74 Copper and articles thereof 92,373 0.10 2,312,092-96.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 611 0.00 698-12.46
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 18,559-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 71,609 0.08 488,795-85.35
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 2,383,247 2.61 2,604,973-8.51
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 72,988 0.08 711,836-89.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 60,567-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 102 0.00 330-69.09
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 0 0.00 6,801-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 25,207 0.03 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia