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Russian trade with Macedonia in 2014

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 2014: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Macedonia

In 2014, Russia’s trade with Macedonia totaled $148,263,915, up 97.55% ($73,212,462) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to Macedonia in 2014 totaled $58,129,253, up 1,272.34% ($53,893,486) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from Macedonia in 2014 totaled $90,134,662, up 27.28% ($19,318,976) from 2013.

Russia’s trade deficit with Macedonia in 2014 was $32,005,409, a 51.93% decrease ($34,574,510) over 2013.

Macedonia was Russia’s 106th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 118th in 2013), accounting for 0.0189% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0089% in 2013).

Macedonia was Russia’s 109th largest export market in 2014 (up from 155th in 2013), accounting for 0.0117% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0008% in 2013).

Macedonia was Russia’s 85th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 87th in 2013), accounting for 0.0315% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0225% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to Macedonia

The major share of Russian exports to Macedonia in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 54.74% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (7.93% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 39.48% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (25.46% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.12% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (50.70% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.01% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (0.05% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.42% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (8.87% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.07% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (4.34% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Macedonia in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $31,557,090;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $21,912,484;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $586,333.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Macedonia in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Macedonia in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 26,049-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 13,109 0.02 29,531-55.61
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 145-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 26,214 0.05 10,747143.92
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 20,046-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 97,298-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 588,306 1.01 1,97329,717.84
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 31,557,231 54.29 14122,380,914.89
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,076 0.01 73,464-95.81
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,486 0.00 2,4411.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,992 0.01 8,270-51.73
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 2,949 0.01 933216.08
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 4-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 52,883 0.09 41,59727.13
39 Plastics and articles thereof 193,798 0.33 129,27049.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,835 0.00 79,810-97.70
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 14,846 0.03 45,006-67.01
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 244,049 0.42 375,504-35.01
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 13 0.00 329-96.05
52 Cotton 0 0.00 4,926-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 4,100 0.01 12,156-66.27
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 5,745-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 164 0.00 1,213-86.48
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 462-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 64-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 107-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 3,687-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 21,315 0.04 25,363-15.96
69 Ceramic products 25,480 0.04 0
70 Glass and glassware 33,506 0.06 13,465148.84
72 Iron and steel 22,641,827 38.95 729,3433,004.41
73 Articles of iron or steel 247,099 0.43 294,338-16.05
75 Nickel and articles thereof 69 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 432 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 795-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 57,139 0.10 53,8446.12
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,849,468 3.18 1,885,618-1.92
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 286,745 0.49 190,09250.85
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 219,330 0.38 46,932367.34
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 303 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 37,489 0.06 25,05949.60

Russia’s Imports from Macedonia

The major share of Russian imports from Macedonia in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 56.51% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (47.41% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 17.46% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (19.71% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.19% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (12.55% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.92% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (15.53% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.42% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (2.73% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Macedonia in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $12,518,016;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $7,268,690;
  • 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 $1,876,137;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,796,094;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1,082,706;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $438,845;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $306,199.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Macedonia in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $1,711,084;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $943,995;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $922,781;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $722,071;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $647,089;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $541,213.
Russia’s imports from Macedonia in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,689,225 9.64 1,420,535511.69
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 22,760,890 25.25 10,242,874122.21
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 80,552 0.09 135,843-40.70
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 183,269 0.20 251,878-27.24
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 423 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 451,461 0.50 230,15496.16
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 308,137 0.34 264,15516.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 154,274 0.17 285,399-45.94
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,852,443 2.06 3,563,527-48.02
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 16,454,230 18.26 17,176,301-4.20
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 63,230 0.07 122,608-48.43
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,296 0.00 0
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 3,093-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,644,241 11.81 10,782,145-1.28
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 56,405-100.00
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 65,832 0.07 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 28,568 0.03 152,988-81.33
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,853 0.01 5,6413.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 741 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 42,927 0.05 31,93634.42
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 170,403 0.19 92,97983.27
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 50 0.00 1,225-95.92
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 144-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 454 0.00 411,007.32
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 435 0.00 12,545-96.53
52 Cotton 480,033 0.53 173,834176.14
54 Man-made filaments 889 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 152 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 16,623 0.02 18,609-10.67
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 14 0.00 22-36.36
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 8,834 0.01 0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 4,473-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,259,324 2.51 1,820,47924.11
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10,986,457 12.19 9,903,75110.93
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,117,732 1.24 1,039,0167.58
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 858,961 0.95 973,323-11.75
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8,608 0.01 22,227-61.27
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 61 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 23,503-100.00
69 Ceramic products 698,457 0.77 678,6662.92
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 64 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 943,995-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 42,525 0.05 583,738-92.72
74 Copper and articles thereof 110 0.00 1,397-92.13
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 336,014 0.37 365,577-8.09
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 908-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 369 0.00 36,678-98.99
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,660,806 6.28 3,864,71246.47
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 3,966,650 4.40 2,090,51389.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 528,446 0.59 1,175,535-55.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 830,523 0.92 1,753,304-52.63
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 231,735 0.26 211,0819.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 141,341 0.16 297,911-52.56
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 18-100.00

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia