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

Russia’s Trade with South Ossetia

In the 2nd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with South Ossetia was $21,010,424, down 0.04% ($8,719) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in the 2nd quarter of 2020 totaled $16,090,754, up 11.58% ($1,670,397) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from South Ossetia in the 2nd quarter of 2020 were $4,919,670, down 25.45% ($1,679,116) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with South Ossetia in the 2nd quarter of 2020 was $11,171,084, a 42.82% increase ($3,349,513) over the 2nd quarter of 2019.

South Ossetia was Russia’s 117th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 118th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0172% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0131% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

South Ossetia was Russia’s 108th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 110th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0230% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0143% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

South Ossetia was Russia’s 106th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (down from 105th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0094% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0111% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to South Ossetia

The major share of Russian exports to South Ossetia 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) - 37.90% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (11.87% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 25.81% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (14.22% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 16.71% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (22.91% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.99% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (10.14% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.04% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (16.72% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.38% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (16.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.51% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (2.37% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $4,251,247;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $2,957,000;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $559,057;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $172,909;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $156,292;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $154,376;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $144,862;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - an increase of $125,393;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $89,347;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $69,051;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $67,720.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,562,131;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,406,014;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $934,366;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $787,121;
  • 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 $465,157;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $295,379;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $294,782;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $291,903;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $290,049;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $171,555;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $170,589;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $113,835;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $101,526;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $99,097;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $95,165.
Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
02 Meat and edible meat offal 55,559 0.35 150,724-63.14
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 61,607 0.38 28,350117.31
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 55,552 0.35 17,611215.44
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 512,979 3.19 498,9112.82
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 14,151 0.09 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7,805 0.05 2,717187.27
10 Cereals 1,064 0.01 71349.23
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 273,927 1.70 119,551129.13
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 20,283 0.13 15,37631.91
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 21,868 0.14 4,679367.36
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 20,777 0.13 14,44743.82
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 112,473 0.70 44,753151.32
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 42,383 0.26 3,5611,090.20
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,182 0.03 404935.15
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,890,244 30.39 638,997665.30
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,069 0.03 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 171,555-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 329,950 2.05 157,041110.10
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,359,392 14.66 3,146,513-25.02
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,551 0.03 1324,105.30
29 Organic chemicals 502 0.00 35,724-98.59
30 Pharmaceutical products 395,944 2.46 239,65265.22
31 Fertilizers 14,168 0.09 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 34,372 0.21 71,551-51.96
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 476 0.00 0
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 9,677 0.06 22,599-57.18
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,504 0.01 3,157-52.36
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 87,794 0.55 189,320-53.63
39 Plastics and articles thereof 201,440 1.25 1,763,571-88.58
40 Rubber and articles thereof 58,899 0.37 85,200-30.87
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 935 0.01 290,984-99.68
45 Cork and articles of cork 7,326 0.05 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 73,568 0.46 38,62890.45
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 312 0.00 12,831-97.57
52 Cotton 1,786 0.01 936,152-99.81
54 Man-made filaments 3,775,552 23.46 818,552361.25
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 14,314 0.09 128,149-88.83
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 65,270 0.41 103,228-36.77
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,897 0.02 466,197.83
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 148,528 0.92 23,135542.01
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,186 0.01 1,46449.32
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 95,479 0.59 6,1321,457.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 45,605 0.28 10941,739.45
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 127 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,176 0.01 33,341-96.47
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 156,254 0.97 451,036-65.36
69 Ceramic products 43,761 0.27 142,858-69.37
70 Glass and glassware 93,758 0.58 24,707279.48
72 Iron and steel 138,356 0.86 433,735-68.10
73 Articles of iron or steel 237,149 1.47 1,643,163-85.57
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 34,703-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,866 0.01 172,455-98.92
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 121 0.00 202-40.10
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,955 0.03 45,997-89.23
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 185,448 1.15 477,351-61.15
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 89,299 0.55 554,456-83.89
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 0 0.00 3,117-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 942,568 5.86 383,511145.77
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 67,813 0.42 43,50955.86
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 56,378 0.35 95,484-40.96
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 239,375 1.49 94,513153.27

Russia’s Imports from South Ossetia

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 91.08% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (95.62% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.22% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (2.75% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.46% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (1.63% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $222,556.

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1,828,719;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $71,371.
Russia’s imports from South Ossetia in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 404,209 8.22 181,653122.52
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,480,770 91.08 6,309,489-28.98
72 Iron and steel 22,671 0.46 94,042-75.89
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 13,602-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,020 0.24 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia