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Russian trade with Macedonia in 2013

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 2013: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Macedonia

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Macedonia was $75,051,453, down 19.41% ($18,079,498) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Macedonia in 2013 were $4,235,767, down 82.56% ($20,054,676) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Macedonia in 2013 totaled $70,815,686, up 2.87% ($1,975,178) from 2012.

Russia’s trade deficit with Macedonia in 2013 was $66,579,919, a 49.45% increase ($22,029,854) over 2012.

Macedonia was Russia’s 118th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 116th in 2012), accounting for 0.0089% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0111% in 2012).

Macedonia was Russia’s 155th largest export market in 2013 (down from 123rd in 2012), accounting for 0.0008% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0046% in 2012).

Macedonia was Russia’s 87th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 88th in 2012), accounting for 0.0225% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0217% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Macedonia

The major share of Russian exports to Macedonia in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 50.70% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (35.72% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 25.46% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (59.98% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.87% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (0.75% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.93% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (2.53% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.34% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (0.12% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Macedonia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $193,953;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $97,298;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $59,413;
  • 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) - an increase of $46,932;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $45,006;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $26,049;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $25,446;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $24,306;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $20,532;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $20,046.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Macedonia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $12,561,849;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5,701,504;
  • 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 $866,139;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $843,746;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $160,939;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $113,351;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $84,258;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $83,886;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $53,574;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $49,418;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $39,883;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $19,320;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $14,079;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $13,390.
Russia’s exports to Macedonia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 26,049 0.61 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 1,086-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 29,531 0.70 4,085622.91
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 145 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10,747 0.25 24,137-55.47
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 20,046 0.47 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 97,298 2.30 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 14,079-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,973 0.05 1216,341.67
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 141 0.00 10,085-98.60
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 38-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 73,464 1.73 14,051422.84
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,441 0.06 9,427-74.11
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,270 0.20 2,491232.00
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 933 0.02 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4 0.00 226-98.23
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 41,597 0.98 95,171-56.29
39 Plastics and articles thereof 129,270 3.05 242,621-46.72
40 Rubber and articles thereof 79,810 1.88 240,749-66.85
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 45,006 1.06 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 17-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 1,033-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 375,504 8.87 181,551106.83
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 329 0.01 0
52 Cotton 4,926 0.12 754553.32
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 12,156 0.29 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 5,745 0.14 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 49,418-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,213 0.03 130833.08
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 83,886-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 6,962-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 462 0.01 658-29.79
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 64 0.00 184-65.22
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 107 0.00 124-13.71
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,687 0.09 2,78432.44
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 25,363 0.60 4,831425.01
70 Glass and glassware 13,465 0.32 53,348-74.76
72 Iron and steel 729,343 17.22 13,291,192-94.51
73 Articles of iron or steel 294,338 6.95 1,138,084-74.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 84,258-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 19,320-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 5,287-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,085-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 795 0.02 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 53,844 1.27 29,53882.29
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,885,618 44.52 7,587,122-75.15
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 190,092 4.49 1,056,231-82.00
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 46,932 1.11 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 25,059 0.59 33,388-24.95

Russia’s Imports from Macedonia

The major share of Russian imports from Macedonia in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 47.41% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (46.82% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 19.71% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (14.99% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.53% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (17.14% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.55% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (12.28% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.73% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (6.86% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Macedonia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $2,112,385;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,061,852;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,968,417;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,149,531;
  • 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 $1,103,979;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $996,626;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $913,549;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $678,273;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $548,965;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $382,697;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $326,397;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $226,532.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Macedonia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $3,271,009;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $3,187,024;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,744,706;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1,376,085;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $997,671;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $793,424.
Russia’s imports from Macedonia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,420,535 2.01 4,691,544-69.72
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 10,242,874 14.46 9,329,3259.79
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 135,843 0.19 39,727241.94
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 251,878 0.36 58,831328.14
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 230,154 0.33 30,960643.39
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 264,155 0.37 125,297110.82
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 285,399 0.40 331,739-13.97
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,563,527 5.03 2,413,99647.62
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 17,176,301 24.25 15,207,88412.94
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 122,608 0.17 0
29 Organic chemicals 3,093 0.00 1128,018.18
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,782,145 15.23 10,830,543-0.45
31 Fertilizers 56,405 0.08 15,556262.59
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 152,988 0.22 946,412-83.83
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,641 0.01 6,253-9.79
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 31,936 0.05 114,605-72.13
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 92,979 0.13 100,905-7.85
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,225 0.00 152705.92
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 144 0.00 12119.01
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 41 0.00 3517.14
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12,545 0.02 4,087206.95
52 Cotton 173,834 0.25 175,220-0.79
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 303-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 18,609 0.03 24,899-25.26
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 22 0.00 0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4,473 0.01 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,820,479 2.57 1,494,08221.85
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9,903,751 13.99 7,791,36627.11
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,039,016 1.47 42,3902,351.09
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 973,323 1.37 769,88226.42
65 Headgear and parts thereof 22,227 0.03 23,217-4.26
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 23,503 0.03 1,021,174-97.70
69 Ceramic products 678,666 0.96 393172,588.55
72 Iron and steel 943,995 1.33 4,131,019-77.15
73 Articles of iron or steel 583,738 0.82 34,7731,578.71
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,397 0.00 383,576.32
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 365,577 0.52 555,994-34.25
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 908 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 36,678 0.05 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,864,712 5.46 1,802,860114.37
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 2,090,513 2.95 986,534111.90
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,175,535 1.66 2,920,241-59.75
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 1,376,085-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,753,304 2.48 1,370,60727.92
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 211,081 0.30 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 297,911 0.42 71,379317.37
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 18 0.00 69-73.91

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia