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Russian trade with Albania in 2012

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Albania in 2012: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Albania

In 2012, Russia’s trade with Albania totaled $97,252,765, up 48.35% ($31,697,708) from 2011.

Russia’s exports to Albania in 2012 totaled $87,858,003, up 52.33% ($30,183,775) from 2011.

Russia’s imports from Albania in 2012 totaled $9,394,762, up 19.21% ($1,513,933) from 2011.

Russia’s trade surplus with Albania in 2012 was $78,463,241, a 57.58% increase ($28,669,842) over 2011.

Albania was Russia’s 112th largest trading partner in 2012 (up from 128th in 2011), accounting for 0.0116% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0080% in 2011).

Albania was Russia’s 104th largest export market in 2012 (up from 110th in 2011), accounting for 0.0167% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0112% in 2011).

Albania was Russia’s 119th largest supplier in 2012 (up from 128th in 2011), accounting for 0.0030% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0026% in 2011).

Russia’s Exports to Albania

The major share of Russian exports to Albania in 2012 (and in 2011) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 62.98% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (77.63% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.53% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (12.45% in 2011);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.63% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (4.16% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.25% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (4.51% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.42% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (1.15% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Albania in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $10,741,009;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $7,247,865;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $6,450,000;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $3,832,476;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1,200,000;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $830,522;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $552,400.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Albania in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $616,940.
Russia’s exports to Albania in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
10 Cereals 55,295,437 62.94 44,554,42824.11
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 35,472 0.04 30,92014.72
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 187,848-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 15,584 0.02 0
26 Ores, slag and ash 552,400 0.63 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9,649,738 10.98 2,401,873301.76
30 Pharmaceutical products 663 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 3,347,114 3.81 2,516,59233.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,450,000 7.34 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 56,634 0.06 77,446-26.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 31,331 0.04 5,281493.28
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 151 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 46,495-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 534 0.00 331,518.18
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 298 0.00 70325.71
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,081 0.01 572788.29
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 430 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 350 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,304 0.01 1,255322.63
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 132 0.00 8,085-98.37
69 Ceramic products 141,232 0.16 0
72 Iron and steel 10,998,003 12.52 7,165,52753.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 11,214 0.01 9,55517.36
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 85-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 85 0.00 7,384-98.85
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,341 0.00 619,281-99.62
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 262 0.00 22,040-98.81
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,200,000 1.37 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 45,551 0.05 19,458134.10
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 12,662 0.01 0

Russia’s Imports from Albania

The major share of Russian imports from Albania in 2012 (and in 2011) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 88.27% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (83.47% in 2011);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.53% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (15.92% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Albania in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $648,281;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $550,073;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $515,319;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $193,717;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $74,676;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $28,809.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Albania in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $424,381;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $71,368.
Russia’s imports from Albania in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 144,738 1.54 216,106-33.02
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 261,077 2.78 253,0093.19
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 46,562 0.50 17,753162.28
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 537,171 5.72 343,45456.40
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 40-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 424,381-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,452 0.02 26,422-94.50
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10,958 0.12 8,51028.77
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 74,676 0.79 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,741 0.03 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7 0.00 4,821-99.85
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,505,890 26.67 1,857,60934.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,530,103 26.93 1,980,03027.78
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 32 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,256,102 34.66 2,740,78318.80
65 Headgear and parts thereof 229 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 0.00 144-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 208 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 175 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,323 0.13 8051,430.81
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 9,199 0.10 6291,362.48
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 223-100.00
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 529 0.01 180193.89
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 590 0.01 5,930-90.05
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia