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Russian trade with Albania in 2015

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 2015: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Albania

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Albania was $79,210,394, down 23.26% ($24,008,630) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Albania in 2015 were $67,021,908, down 17.01% ($13,737,040) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Albania in 2015 were $12,188,486, down 45.73% ($10,271,590) from 2014.

Russia’s trade surplus with Albania in 2015 was $54,833,422, a 5.94% decrease ($3,465,450) over 2014.

Albania was Russia’s 118th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 110th in 2014), accounting for 0.0151% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0132% in 2014).

Albania was Russia’s 106th largest export market in 2015 (down from 102nd in 2014), accounting for 0.0195% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0163% in 2014).

Albania was Russia’s 110th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 103rd in 2014), accounting for 0.0067% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0079% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Albania

The major share of Russian exports to Albania in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 41.84% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (59.20% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 40.25% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (21.00% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.48% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (12.34% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.73% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (5.64% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Albania in 2015 over 2014 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 $10,016,787;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $804,155;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $685,144;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $238,655.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Albania in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $19,517,645;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $3,581,612;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,978,109;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $228,958.
Russia’s exports to Albania in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 21,120-100.00
10 Cereals 27,835,091 41.53 47,352,736-41.22
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,292 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 203,120 0.30 432,078-52.99
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 26,974,443 40.25 16,957,65659.07
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 28-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 82,610 0.12 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,460 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 6,078,501 9.07 9,660,113-37.08
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 108,430 0.16 257,477-57.89
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 0 0.00 34-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,650 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 59,983 0.09 48,58923.45
40 Rubber and articles thereof 19,484 0.03 0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 899,727 1.34 214,583319.29
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 39,377 0.06 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 168,878 0.25 284,083-40.55
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 793 0.00 3,884-79.58
55 Man-made staple fibers 900 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 425 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 230-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,686 0.01 6,472-27.60
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,964 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,593 0.01 1,437150.03
65 Headgear and parts thereof 22 0.00 275-92.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 39,630 0.06 0
70 Glass and glassware 1,401,553 2.09 597,398134.61
72 Iron and steel 2,334,681 3.48 4,312,790-45.87
73 Articles of iron or steel 33,599 0.05 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 130,244 0.19 240,212-45.78
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 553,708 0.83 315,05375.75
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 14,823 0.02 8,47274.96
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,200 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 21,641 0.03 43,191-49.89
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 1,037-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,400 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Albania

The major share of Russian imports from Albania in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 53.21% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (51.77% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 35.19% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (46.64% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.02% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (0.88% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Albania in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $934,770;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $153,526;
  • 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 $91,700;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $72,818.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Albania in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $4,645,463;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $3,146,622;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1,374,658;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,227,296;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $633,678;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $333,492;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $141,163;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $72,154.
Russia’s imports from Albania in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 217-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 18,718 0.15 1,246,014-98.50
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 4,645,463-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 36,907 0.30 28,69628.61
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 9,251 0.08 342,743-97.30
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 198,429 1.63 44,903341.91
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,026,163 33.03 4,167,326-3.39
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,581 0.09 1228,572.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 232 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 32,235 0.26 39,705-18.81
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 17,490 0.14 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 78,157 0.64 5,3391,363.89
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,819 0.05 2,180166.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,897 0.04 15,181-67.74
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,554,704 12.76 2,188,382-28.96
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,672,544 21.93 4,047,202-33.97
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 940 0.01 1,740-45.98
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,240,845 18.38 5,387,467-58.41
65 Headgear and parts thereof 16,203 0.13 3,243399.63
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 10,795-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 10,996 0.09 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 124,541 1.02 196,695-36.68
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,341 0.04 30,095-82.25
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 224-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 21,961 0.18 2628,282.06
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 24,864 0.20 20124,220.00
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 29 0.00 302-90.40
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 6,186-100.00
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 545 0.00 5381.30
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 91,700 0.75 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 983,796 8.07 49,0261,906.68
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 598 0.00 105,880.00

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia