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Russian trade in goods with Abkhazia in Q3 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 Abkhazia in the third quarter of 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Abkhazia

In the 3rd quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Abkhazia totaled $102,968,066, up 61.48% ($39,202,381) from the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2021 totaled $90,073,697, up 89.75% ($42,603,442) from the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2021 were $12,894,369, down 20.87% ($3,401,061) from the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade surplus with Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2021 was $77,179,328, a 147.57% increase ($46,004,503) over the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Abkhazia was Russia’s 85th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (up from 92nd in the 3rd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0494% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0467% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 79th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (down from 78th in the 3rd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0675% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0604% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

Abkhazia was Russia’s 96th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (down from 94th in the 3rd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0172% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0281% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Abkhazia

The major share of Russian exports to Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 29.25% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (31.55% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 28.23% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (19.72% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.35% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (14.61% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.04% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (12.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.63% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (4.96% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.58% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (3.56% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.05% of Russia’s total exports to Abkhazia (3.66% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd 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) - an increase of $16,120,626;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $3,892,894;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $2,767,695;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $1,511,344;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1,400,901;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,326,130;
  • 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 $1,275,124;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $1,212,776;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,211,664;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $967,929;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $806,066;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $804,959;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $800,319;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $748,714;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $743,327;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $715,994;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $695,740;
  • 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 $674,777;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $545,758;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $495,156;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $454,633;
  • 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 $377,322;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $369,891;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $342,305.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2021
over Q3 2020
01 Live animals 41,296 0.05 2,5271,534.19
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,909,537 2.12 508,636275.42
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 9,207 0.01 1,743428.23
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,382,477 3.76 1,871,13380.77
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,952 0.01 3,35347.69
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4,085 0.00 9,822-58.41
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 58,320 0.06 38,89649.94
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 52,733 0.06 23,505124.35
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,059,963 1.18 1,019,1894.00
10 Cereals 35,996 0.04 47,960-24.95
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,101,398 2.33 1,646,76527.61
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,554 0.00 43,995-91.92
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3,426 0.00 2,91817.41
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 90 0.00 27233.33
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 513,678 0.57 471,1149.03
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,736,813 3.04 1,524,03779.58
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 965,979 1.07 831,86416.12
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 832,275 0.92 581,81943.05
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,469,177 2.74 1,501,24864.47
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,325,093 1.47 576,379129.90
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,214,370 2.46 1,002,706120.84
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,935,240 5.48 2,167,545127.69
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 281,239 0.31 193,44145.39
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,402,504 1.56 907,34854.57
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 136,463 0.15 193,860-29.61
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 25,289,330 28.08 9,168,704175.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 232,712 0.26 74,182213.70
29 Organic chemicals 44,271 0.05 42,6753.74
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,533,411 7.25 2,640,517147.43
31 Fertilizers 213,183 0.24 120,50976.90
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 724,448 0.80 455,79758.94
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,158,636 1.29 612,87889.05
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 1,233,823 1.37 856,50144.05
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 50,027 0.06 48,6002.94
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 10,950 0.01 7,01056.21
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,716 0.00 1,016265.75
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 666,321 0.74 599,86711.08
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,620,931 2.91 1,294,801102.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 334,126 0.37 180,31885.30
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5,287 0.01 5,859-9.76
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,032,588 1.15 336,848206.54
45 Cork and articles of cork 108,332 0.12 53,471102.60
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,148 0.00 408181.37
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,510 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,814,121 2.01 1,098,12765.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 264,730 0.29 199,16932.92
52 Cotton 176 0.00 7,788-97.74
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 6 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 49,338 0.05 45,6818.01
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 31-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 63,656 0.07 36,78573.05
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 71,788 0.08 12,348481.37
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 11,438 0.01 5,78797.65
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 8,892 0.01 10,165-12.52
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 11,233 0.01 7,14257.28
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 238,784 0.27 198,12320.52
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,199,629 1.33 1,258,770-4.70
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 161,071 0.18 99,29062.22
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 15,222 0.02 30,703-50.42
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,394 0.00 2,19754.48
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 10,358 0.01 2,300350.35
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 17 0.00 18,150-99.91
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 597,294 0.66 227,403162.66
69 Ceramic products 667,912 0.74 325,607105.13
70 Glass and glassware 2,388,431 2.65 1,582,36550.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 17,817 0.02 4242,321.43
72 Iron and steel 1,736,218 1.93 931,25986.44
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,686,257 1.87 942,93078.83
74 Copper and articles thereof 33,719 0.04 10,677215.81
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,093 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 355,734 0.39 119,943196.59
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 6,777-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 232 0.00 245-5.31
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 144,590 0.16 119,16521.34
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 213,237 0.24 222,318-4.08
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,999,972 3.33 2,953,0281.59
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 3,111,902 3.45 1,836,77869.42
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 2,070 0.00 11,573-82.11
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,132,608 1.26 332,289240.85
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 85,972 0.10 60,95341.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 810,185 0.90 580,05539.67
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,159 0.00 927132.90
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 42,119 0.05 8526,387.50
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 2,588,126 2.87 1,913,34935.27
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 228,128 0.25 94,584141.19
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 557,253 0.62 477,84416.62
SS Classified 201 0.00 15 789-98.73

Russia’s Imports from Abkhazia

The major share of Russian imports from Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 84.73% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (89.68% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 14.57% of Russia’s total imports from Abkhazia (9.69% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $300,749.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $2,486,658;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $1,122,515;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $61,418;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $41,883.
Russia’s imports from Abkhazia in the 3rd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2021
over Q3 2020
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10,247 0.08 40,841-74.91
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 741,888 5.75 3,228,546-77.02
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 7,741-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 41,883-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 158,405 1.23 157,2940.71
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10,014,829 77.67 11,137,344-10.08
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 34 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,271 0.05 8,119-22.76
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 597 0.00 1,035-42.32
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 61,418-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 13,858 0.11 11,71718.27
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 403 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,879,153 14.57 1,578,40419.05
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 32,360 0.25 11,720176.11
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,390 0.03 1711,882.46
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 27 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 21,985 0.17 9,197139.05
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 10,922 0.08 0
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia