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Russian trade in goods with Georgia in Q1 2021

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 first quarter of 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Georgia

In the 1st quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Georgia totaled $287,067,313, up 7.33% ($19,599,924) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 1st quarter of 2021 totaled $195,696,204, up 4.10% ($7,710,544) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 1st quarter of 2021 totaled $91,371,109, up 14.96% ($11,889,380) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade surplus with Georgia in the 1st quarter of 2021 was $104,325,095, a 3.85% decrease ($4,178,836) over the 1st quarter of 2020.

Georgia was Russia’s 60th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2021 (up from 62nd in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.1857% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1882% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Georgia was Russia’s 55th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2021 (up from 58th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.2121% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2113% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Georgia was Russia’s 61st largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2021 (up from 63rd in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.1467% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1495% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Georgia

The major share of Russian exports to Georgia in the 1st quarter of 2021 (and in the 1st quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 35.61% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (33.50% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 26.64% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (33.30% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.18% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (11.92% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.42% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (9.46% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.86% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (2.99% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.95% of Russia’s total exports to Georgia (3.78% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $6,031,635;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $4,581,381;
  • 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 $4,416,328;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $4,408,869;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,402,587;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $905,461;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $831,810;
  • 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 $803,743;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $649,705;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $635,129.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 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 $10,478,438;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $1,694,713;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,359,375;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1,248,991;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $1,038,538;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $987,265;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $744,986;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $625,088;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $620,635.
Russia’s exports to Georgia in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
01 Live animals 938,223 0.48 1,266,628-25.93
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 40,950-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 52,854 0.03 255,349-79.30
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,697,271 0.87 1,535,77810.52
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 44,616 0.02 41,0538.68
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 172,259 0.09 797,347-78.40
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 136 0.00 1,009-86.52
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,048,526 0.54 1,019,2552.87
10 Cereals 25,280,926 12.92 20,872,05721.12
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,874,242 1.47 2,516,86814.20
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 99,452 0.05 1,137,990-91.26
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 10,300 0.01 7,74932.92
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,206 0.00 432,704.65
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12,395,979 6.33 7,814,59858.63
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 729,202 0.37 757,878-3.78
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,392,013 0.71 3,086,726-54.90
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,205,532 2.66 4,555,82714.26
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,930,076 3.54 6,740,8862.81
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,193,496 0.61 823,58244.92
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,959,740 3.56 6,790,2952.50
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 880,378 0.45 1,024,510-14.07
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,752,916 0.90 1,830,800-4.25
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 27,043 0.01 60,120-55.02
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 27,115 0.01 25,5825.99
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 52,101,708 26.62 62,580,146-16.74
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,679,815 0.86 1,427,27817.69
29 Organic chemicals 627,913 0.32 1,987,288-68.40
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,032,547 1.55 4,281,538-29.17
31 Fertilizers 1,998,099 1.02 1,994,4610.18
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 432,237 0.22 393,5609.83
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,639,691 2.88 5,337,8055.66
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 3,415,049 1.75 2,611,30630.78
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 147,278 0.08 155,382-5.22
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 133,542 0.07 95,39439.99
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,193 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,097,354 0.56 724,13151.54
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,315,937 2.21 2,913,35048.14
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,312,177 0.67 480,367173.16
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 66,222 0.03 52,12227.05
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,467,591 1.77 4,088,226-15.18
45 Cork and articles of cork 4,435 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 697 0.00 1,446-51.80
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 139-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,203,054 1.13 2,948,040-25.27
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 102,793 0.05 73,77639.33
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 671 0.00 0
52 Cotton 7,665 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,120 0.00 1,317-14.96
54 Man-made filaments 37,809 0.02 22017,085.91
55 Man-made staple fibers 207 0.00 1,296-84.03
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 191,739 0.10 53,481258.52
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,526 0.00 845198.93
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 384 0.00 31223.08
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 56,782 0.03 53,7065.73
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 460,377 0.24 314,04946.59
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 101,020 0.05 129,581-22.04
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 84,880 0.04 579,022-85.34
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 404,259 0.21 333,25021.31
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7,760 0.00 10,673-27.29
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,023 0.00 444130.41
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,999 0.00 2,307-13.35
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,118,688 0.57 1,060,7775.46
69 Ceramic products 555,173 0.28 691,623-19.73
70 Glass and glassware 2,932,777 1.50 3,920,042-25.19
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11,173 0.01 71,889-84.46
72 Iron and steel 8,271,683 4.23 2,240,048269.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,279,703 1.16 1,737,48731.21
74 Copper and articles thereof 585,041 0.30 36,5681,499.87
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4,696 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,804,978 0.92 1,169,84954.29
78 Lead and articles thereof 91 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 326 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 67,637 0.03 93,580-27.72
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 411,775 0.21 340,06921.09
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,367,273 2.23 3,461,81226.16
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 16,950,578 8.66 12,534,25035.23
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 96,403 0.05 424,968-77.32
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 577,756 0.30 608,101-4.99
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 364,633 0.19 751,013-51.45
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,758 0.00 10,033-62.54
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 456,469 0.23 431,9755.67
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 169,085 0.09 166,2631.70
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,813,454 0.93 1,511,80719.95
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 809-100.00
SS Classified 0 0.00 93 559-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Georgia

The major share of Russian imports from Georgia in the 1st quarter of 2021 (and in the 1st quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 70.39% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (64.17% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 25.82% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (31.04% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.49% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.16% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.35% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.92% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.80% of Russia’s total imports from Georgia (1.38% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $6,001,067;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $5,496,829;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $432,573;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $391,000;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $362,675;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $344,344;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $313,137.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $1,391,278;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $289,858.
Russia’s imports from Georgia in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 31,815 0.03 11,900167.35
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,271,122 2.49 1,838,54923.53
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,961,043 9.81 2,959,976202.74
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,260,352 1.38 1,072,25617.54
10 Cereals 211,191 0.23 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 94,486 0.10 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 371,251 0.41 26,9071,279.76
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 59,242 0.06 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 7,930 0.01 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 12,751-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,319,239 1.44 1,006,10231.12
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 634,313 0.69 484,99430.79
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 49,090,387 53.73 43,593,55812.61
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 10,455 0.01 95,430-89.04
26 Ores, slag and ash 46,860 0.05 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 383,201 0.42 522,599-26.67
29 Organic chemicals 533,000 0.58 142,000275.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 43,018 0.05 1,5072,754.55
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,732 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 284,289 0.31 212,73233.64
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 41,051 0.04 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,548 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 71,716 0.08 42,74467.78
40 Rubber and articles thereof 648 0.00 792-18.18
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 42,239-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 31 0.00 57-45.61
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,873 0.00 10,585-82.31
54 Man-made filaments 108,982 0.12 76,60542.26
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 534,266 0.58 389,10037.31
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 28,163 0.03 318,021-91.14
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 63,856 0.07 309,915-79.40
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 45,120 0.05 23,36993.08
69 Ceramic products 1,090 0.00 56,242-98.06
70 Glass and glassware 394 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 0 0.00 10,503-100.00
72 Iron and steel 23,591,993 25.82 23,229,3181.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 960 0.00 4,342-77.89
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,391,278-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 247 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 24,019-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 46 0.00 19,649-99.77
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 125,223 0.14 59,546110.30
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 1,070,975 1.17 1,272,478-15.84
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 0.00 187,966-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 37,975 0.04 2,5491,389.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 595 0.00 6,504-90.85
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 0.00 256-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 27,431 0.03 22,39122.51
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia