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Russian trade in goods with South Ossetia 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 South Ossetia in the first quarter of 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with South Ossetia

In the 1st quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with South Ossetia was $17,162,395, down 7.02% ($1,294,966) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2021 totaled $16,473,278, up 18.83% ($2,610,506) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2021 were $689,117, down 85.00% ($3,905,472) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade surplus with South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2021 was $15,784,161, a 70.30% increase ($6,515,978) over the 1st quarter of 2020.

South Ossetia was Russia’s 124th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 118th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0111% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0130% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

South Ossetia was Russia’s 111th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 108th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0179% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0156% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

South Ossetia was Russia’s 135th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 105th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0011% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0086% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to South Ossetia

The major share of Russian exports to South Ossetia 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) - 29.59% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (20.44% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 29.11% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (28.74% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 16.07% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (28.00% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.81% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (6.21% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.25% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (7.96% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.71% of Russia’s total exports to South Ossetia (2.92% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $922,085;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $708,952;
  • 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 $233,860;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $206,220;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $193,164;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $191,782;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $151,850;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $151,024;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $130,856;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $126,365;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $126,155;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $125,601;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $114,344;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $106,194;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $105,875;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $101,711;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $101,263;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $100,317;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $90,862;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $89,846;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $70,571;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $67,386;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $63,357;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $62,587;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $61,808;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $60,643;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $60,148.

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

  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $684,089;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $494,754;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $410,899;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $321,735;
  • 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 $145,828;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - a decrease of $86,456;
  • 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 $72,524;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $54,741.
Russia’s exports to South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
01 Live animals 126,155 0.77 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 154,614 0.94 2,7645,493.85
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 9,312 0.06 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 206,220 1.25 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,474 0.01 323,209-99.54
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 156,834 0.95 31,233402.14
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 69,114 0.42 8,471715.89
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 90,939 0.55 77118,002.60
10 Cereals 28,209 0.17 3,415726.03
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 298,069 1.81 197,75250.73
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14,145 0.09 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 421 0.00 1,955-78.47
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 54,854 0.33 17,369215.82
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 126,365 0.77 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 63,639 0.39 54,36917.05
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 106,742 0.65 36,171195.10
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 195,656 1.19 64,800201.94
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 108,458 0.66 41,072164.07
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 119,350 0.72 5,0062,284.14
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,863,615 17.38 1,941,53047.49
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 50,197 0.30 104,938-52.17
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 30,665 0.19 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 250,013 1.52 148,30268.58
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,545,174 27.59 3,836,22218.48
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 37,339 0.23 6,729454.90
29 Organic chemicals 2,571 0.02 3,464-25.78
30 Pharmaceutical products 529,658 3.22 439,81220.43
31 Fertilizers 6,075 0.04 2822,054.26
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 222,223 1.35 30,441630.01
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 101,391 0.62 12879,111.72
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 246,107 1.49 12,2471,909.53
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 68,032 0.41 6,224993.06
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,991 0.01 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 34 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 63,128 0.38 32,50894.19
39 Plastics and articles thereof 233,638 1.42 254,815-8.31
40 Rubber and articles thereof 103,326 0.63 73,87039.88
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 887 0.01 12,061-92.65
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 44,352 0.27 72,954-39.21
45 Cork and articles of cork 14,245 0.09 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 94,329 0.57 49,98188.73
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 858 0.01 691,143.48
52 Cotton 1,344 0.01 685,433-99.80
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 2,354,362 14.29 2,849,116-17.37
55 Man-made staple fibers 381 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 8,434 0.05 17,898-52.88
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 152 0.00 22,906-99.34
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 31,309 0.19 72,322-56.71
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,992 0.01 2,136-6.74
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 92,239 0.56 86,9036.14
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 21,167 0.13 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 67,240 0.41 38,12176.39
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 25,487 0.15 20,11226.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 41,779 0.25 33126,503.03
65 Headgear and parts thereof 68 0.00 86,524-99.92
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 739 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 262,960 1.60 200,37331.24
69 Ceramic products 185,853 1.13 34,829433.62
70 Glass and glassware 83,227 0.51 23,079260.62
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 0
72 Iron and steel 272,085 1.65 166,21063.70
73 Articles of iron or steel 235,135 1.43 171,77836.88
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,365 0.01 518163.51
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 15,249 0.09 28,683-46.84
79 Zinc and articles thereof 345 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 24,963 0.15 13019,102.31
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 61,307 0.37 37,02465.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 259,002 1.57 65,838293.39
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 330,252 2.00 302,4049.21
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 72,524-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 206,227 1.25 617,126-66.58
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 68,812 0.42 45,81250.21
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 330 0.00 0
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 60,745 0.37 206,573-70.59
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 21,477 0.13 3,664486.16
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 296,657 1.80 190,46355.76
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 176 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from South Ossetia

The major share of Russian imports from South Ossetia 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) - 83.97% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (6.46% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.10% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (1.47% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.93% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (1.13% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from South Ossetia (90.94% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $281,993;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $43,370;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $13,305.

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $4,178,437;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $51,500;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $14,419.
Russia’s imports from South Ossetia in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 578,671 83.97 296,67895.05
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 4,178,437-100.00
72 Iron and steel 96,705 14.03 53,33581.32
73 Articles of iron or steel 436 0.06 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 14,419-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,305 1.93 0
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 0 0.00 220-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 51,500-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia