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Russian trade with Macedonia 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 Macedonia in 2012: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Macedonia

In 2012, Russia’s trade with Macedonia was $93,130,951, down 38.33% ($57,880,257) from 2011.

Russia’s exports to Macedonia in 2012 were $24,290,443, down 64.21% ($43,577,939) from 2011.

Russia’s imports from Macedonia in 2012 were $68,840,508, down 17.20% ($14,302,318) from 2011.

Russia’s trade deficit with Macedonia in 2012 was $44,550,065, a 191.66% increase ($29,275,621) over 2011.

Macedonia was Russia’s 116th largest trading partner in 2012 (down from 108th in 2011), accounting for 0.0111% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0184% in 2011).

Macedonia was Russia’s 123rd largest export market in 2012 (down from 106th in 2011), accounting for 0.0046% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0131% in 2011).

Macedonia was Russia’s 88th largest supplier in 2012 (down from 85th in 2011), accounting for 0.0217% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0272% in 2011).

Russia’s Exports to Macedonia

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 59.98% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (25.91% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 35.72% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (19.05% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.53% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (1.46% in 2011);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.06% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (40.97% in 2011).

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $358,093;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $80,836;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $76,655.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Macedonia in 2012 over 2011 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 $27,792,086;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $3,401,476;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,505,702;
  • 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 $1,060,905;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $683,695;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $323,244;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $147,009.
Russia’s exports to Macedonia in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,086 0.00 1,351-19.62
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,085 0.02 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 24,137 0.10 17,50537.89
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 14,079 0.06 14,832-5.08
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 12 0.00 27,792,098-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10,085 0.04 157,094-93.58
29 Organic chemicals 38 0.00 51-25.49
30 Pharmaceutical products 14,051 0.06 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9,427 0.04 1,153717.61
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,491 0.01 2,3466.18
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 226 0.00 263-14.07
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 95,171 0.39 18,516413.99
39 Plastics and articles thereof 242,621 1.00 249,987-2.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 240,749 0.99 563,993-57.31
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 17 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,033 0.00 78731.26
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 181,551 0.75 139,53430.11
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 5,728-100.00
52 Cotton 754 0.00 7342.72
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 49,418 0.20 55,173-10.43
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 130 0.00 35271.43
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 83,886 0.35 3,0502,650.36
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 6,962 0.03 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 658 0.00 686-4.08
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 184 0.00 1,044-82.38
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 124 0.00 351-64.67
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,784 0.01 5,486-49.25
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,831 0.02 3,23449.38
70 Glass and glassware 53,348 0.22 8,912498.61
72 Iron and steel 13,291,192 54.72 16,692,668-20.38
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,138,084 4.69 779,99145.91
74 Copper and articles thereof 84,258 0.35 84,916-0.77
75 Nickel and articles thereof 19,320 0.08 15312,527.45
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,287 0.02 6,235-15.20
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,085 0.01 2,493-16.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 29,538 0.12 19,66150.24
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,587,122 31.24 10,092,824-24.83
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 1,056,231 4.35 2,117,136-50.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 33,388 0.14 717,083-95.34
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 0.00 204-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 129-100.00
SS Classified 0 0.00 8 310 946-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Macedonia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 46.82% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (54.86% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.14% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (16.56% in 2011);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 14.99% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (9.23% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.28% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (8.40% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.86% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (7.40% in 2011).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1,964,668;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,370,607;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $499,890;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $424,251;
  • 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 $341,798;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $226,085;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $209,410.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $7,724,318;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $3,647,126;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $2,198,949;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,155,964;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,863,569;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $1,318,071;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $676,652;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $214,949.
Russia’s imports from Macedonia in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
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 4,691,544 6.82 12,415,862-62.21
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 9,329,325 13.55 12,976,451-28.11
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 39,727 0.06 64,697-38.60
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 58,831 0.09 97,100-39.41
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 30,960 0.04 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 125,297 0.18 63,86596.19
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 331,739 0.48 325,2292.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,413,996 3.51 2,258,1176.90
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 15,207,884 22.09 17,406,833-12.63
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 48,060-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 11 0.00 681-98.38
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,830,543 15.73 12,986,507-16.60
31 Fertilizers 15,556 0.02 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 946,412 1.37 784,87020.58
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,253 0.01 1638,981.25
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 6-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 114,605 0.17 52,403118.70
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 100,905 0.15 130,186-22.49
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 152 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 121 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 35 0.00 70-50.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,087 0.01 1,446182.64
52 Cotton 175,220 0.25 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 303 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 24,899 0.04 9,129172.75
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,494,082 2.17 1,391,3987.38
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,791,366 11.32 5,826,69833.72
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 42,390 0.06 40,2805.24
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 769,882 1.12 345,631122.75
65 Headgear and parts thereof 23,217 0.03 61,284-62.12
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,021,174 1.48 2,339,245-56.35
69 Ceramic products 393 0.00 215,342-99.82
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 102-100.00
72 Iron and steel 4,131,019 6.00 5,994,588-31.09
73 Articles of iron or steel 34,773 0.05 87,930-60.45
74 Copper and articles thereof 38 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 555,994 0.81 56,104891.01
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 17,410-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,802,860 2.62 1,593,45013.14
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 986,534 1.43 644,73653.01
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,920,241 4.24 3,596,893-18.81
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,376,085 2.00 1,150,00019.66
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,370,607 1.99 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 0 0.00 822-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 71,379 0.10 159,385-55.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 69 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia