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Russian trade in goods with Albania in Q1 2017

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 the first quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Albania

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Albania totaled $15,772,992, up 19.92% ($2,619,560) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Albania in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $11,921,728, up 8.65% ($949,225) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Albania in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $3,851,264, up 76.59% ($1,670,335) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Albania in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $8,070,464, a 8.20% decrease ($721,110) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Albania was Russia’s 117th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0123% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0135% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Albania was Russia’s 109th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 106th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0143% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0179% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Albania was Russia’s 108th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 114th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0085% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0061% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Albania

The major share of Russian exports to Albania in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 46.84% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (47.90% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 39.47% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (36.88% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.03% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (0.76% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.12% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (5.65% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.38% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (3.30% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Albania in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $924,979;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $775,917;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $331,553;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $214,145;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $67,833.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Albania in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $369,256;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $324,187;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $264,280;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $217,876;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $144,157.
Russia’s exports to Albania in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 20,338-100.00
10 Cereals 3,235,245 27.14 3,453,121-6.31
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 6,348-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,107,947 17.68 1,776,39418.66
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 26,640 0.22 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 214,145 1.80 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 610,611 5.12 619,627-1.46
31 Fertilizers 775,917 6.51 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 427-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 52,848 0.44 54,507-3.04
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 3,395-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,878 0.07 14,535-38.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 10,751-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 144,157-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 61 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 67,833 0.57 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 43,702 0.37 75,034-41.76
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 763-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 964-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,134 0.01 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 30 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 14,107 0.12 1,0661,223.36
70 Glass and glassware 11,519 0.10 380,775-96.97
72 Iron and steel 4,705,783 39.47 3,780,80424.47
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 1,134-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 264,280-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 38,274 0.32 362,461-89.44
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,054 0.06 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 1,622-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Albania

The major share of Russian imports from Albania in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 93.53% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (78.92% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.42% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (0.02% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Albania in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $992,957;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $654,782;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $238,607;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $24,706;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $15,743;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $13,810.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Albania in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $166,710;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $89,397.
Russia’s imports from Albania in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 215-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 11,424-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,888 0.10 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 99-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 221 0.01 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 12,945 0.34 102,342-87.35
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13,810 0.36 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16,089 0.42 3464,550.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 24,706 0.64 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 489-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,152,755 29.93 497,973131.49
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,099,782 28.56 861,17527.71
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 994-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,349,393 35.04 356,436278.58
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 4,061-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 132-100.00
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 46 0.00 19142.11
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 143-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,419 0.04 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 2,161-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 176,210 4.58 342,920-48.61

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia