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Russian trade with Macedonia 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 Macedonia in 2015: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Macedonia

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Macedonia was $142,264,405, down 4.05% ($5,999,510) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Macedonia in 2015 totaled $59,038,707, up 1.56% ($909,454) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Macedonia in 2015 were $83,225,698, down 7.67% ($6,908,964) from 2014.

Russia’s trade deficit with Macedonia in 2015 was $24,186,991, a 24.43% decrease ($7,818,418) over 2014.

Macedonia was Russia’s 104th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 106th in 2014), accounting for 0.0270% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0189% in 2014).

Macedonia was Russia’s 110th largest export market in 2015 (down from 109th in 2014), accounting for 0.0172% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0117% in 2014).

Macedonia was Russia’s 81st largest supplier in 2015 (up from 85th in 2014), accounting for 0.0456% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0315% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Macedonia

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 55.64% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (54.74% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 41.32% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (39.48% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.01% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (4.12% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.66% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (1.01% in 2014).

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $5,852,372;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,259,634.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $4,346,757;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,511,328;
  • 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 $1,462,565;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $201,567;
  • 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 $182,884.
Russia’s exports to Macedonia in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
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 69,388 0.12 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 168,231 0.28 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 14,829 0.03 13,10913.12
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 16,322 0.03 26,214-37.74
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 16,586 0.03 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 175,683 0.30 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 386,739 0.66 588,306-34.26
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 30,094,666 50.97 31,557,231-4.63
29 Organic chemicals 2,934 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 26,887 0.05 3,076774.09
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,662 0.00 2,486-33.15
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,913 0.00 3,992-52.08
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 11,631 0.02 2,949294.40
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 43,755 0.07 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 64,241 0.11 52,88321.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,453,432 4.16 193,7981,165.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 145,875 0.25 1,8357,849.59
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 23,410 0.04 14,84657.69
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 16,492 0.03 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 207,543 0.35 244,049-14.96
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6 0.00 13-53.85
52 Cotton 921 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 6,207 0.01 4,10051.39
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,402 0.00 164754.88
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2,695 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 485 0.00 21,315-97.72
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 25,480-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 57,777 0.10 33,50672.44
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 33,072 0.06 0
72 Iron and steel 18,295,070 30.99 22,641,827-19.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,099,471 10.33 247,0992,368.43
74 Copper and articles thereof 11 0.00 0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 69-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 432-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 18 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,016 0.00 57,139-96.47
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 338,140 0.57 1,849,468-81.72
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 103,861 0.18 286,745-63.78
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 77,052 0.13 219,330-64.87
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 96 0.00 303-68.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 76,849 0.13 37,489104.99
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 978 0.00 0
SS Classified 361 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Macedonia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 67.07% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (56.51% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 11.23% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (17.46% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.16% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (11.92% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.62% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (12.19% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.49% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (0.42% in 2014).

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $4,991,412;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $3,022,546;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,125,084;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1,113,335;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $561,239.

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $4,575,622;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $3,750,710;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,310,440;
  • 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 $1,708,166;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,466,430;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $698,457;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $615,532;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $615,513;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $578,149;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $572,979;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $392,436.
Russia’s imports from Macedonia in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 11,711,771 14.07 8,689,22534.78
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 27,752,302 33.35 22,760,89021.93
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 118,034 0.14 80,55246.53
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 268,372 0.32 183,26946.44
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 423-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,564,796 1.88 451,461246.61
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 220,670 0.27 308,137-28.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 247,155 0.30 154,27460.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,236,930 1.49 1,852,443-33.23
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 12,703,520 15.26 16,454,230-22.79
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 63,230-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 587 0.00 2,296-74.43
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,333,801 10.01 10,644,241-21.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,803 0.01 0
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 101,105 0.12 65,83253.58
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 28,568-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,121 0.01 5,85355.83
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,725 0.01 741537.65
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 15,726 0.02 42,927-63.37
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 52,889 0.06 170,403-68.96
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 66,141 0.08 50132,182.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 156 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,680 0.00 454490.31
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,966 0.01 4351,271.49
52 Cotton 262,380 0.32 480,033-45.34
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 889-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 152-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 11,003 0.01 16,623-33.81
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 14-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 8,834-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,686,345 2.03 2,259,324-25.36
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,410,835 7.70 10,986,457-41.65
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 502,200 0.60 1,117,732-55.07
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 466,525 0.56 858,961-45.69
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,623 0.00 8,608-57.91
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 61-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 15,697 0.02 0
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 698,457-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 1,940 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 64-100.00
72 Iron and steel 1,125,084 1.35 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 20,304 0.02 42,525-52.25
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 110-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 90,876 0.11 336,014-72.95
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 12 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,318 0.00 369528.18
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,194,376 5.04 5,660,806-25.90
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 2,258,484 2.71 3,966,650-43.06
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 472,274 0.57 528,446-10.63
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 252,374 0.30 830,523-69.61
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 320,956 0.39 231,73538.50
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 702,580 0.84 141,341397.08
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 262 0.00 0
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