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Russian trade in goods with Albania in Q2 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 second quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Albania

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Albania totaled $17,057,179, up 8.06% ($1,272,566) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $14,321,559, up 3.34% ($463,513) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $2,735,620, up 41.99% ($809,053) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $11,585,939, a 2.90% decrease ($345,540) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Albania was Russia’s 120th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 116th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0122% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0145% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Albania was Russia’s 108th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 101st in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0171% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0209% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Albania was Russia’s 114th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 119th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0049% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0045% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Albania

The major share of Russian exports to Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 73.26% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (62.23% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.19% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (10.50% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.66% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (10.41% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.31% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (5.33% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.47% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (0.47% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.53% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (3.75% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,395,962;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $286,184;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $185,573;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $156,289;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $147,033.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $632,097;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $455,603;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $249,971;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $241,291;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $81,160;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $54,281.
Russia’s exports to Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
10 Cereals 7,089,708 49.50 6,803,5244.21
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,216,872 22.46 1,820,91076.66
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 185,573 1.30 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,602,553 11.19 1,455,52010.10
29 Organic chemicals 318 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,013 0.03 0
31 Fertilizers 554,840 3.87 636,000-12.76
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 54,281-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 21,819 0.15 23,470-7.03
40 Rubber and articles thereof 35,888 0.25 24,99643.57
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 249,971-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 189,267 1.32 32,978473.92
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 21,942 0.15 31,590-30.54
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 350-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 1,099-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 698-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 3,757-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,975 0.03 7,425-46.46
70 Glass and glassware 507,845 3.55 749,136-32.21
72 Iron and steel 810,008 5.66 1,442,105-43.83
73 Articles of iron or steel 500 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 76,438 0.53 43,18677.00
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 0 0.00 21,447-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 455,603-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Albania

The major share of Russian imports from Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 91.24% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (94.36% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.70% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (0.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.29% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $330,398;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $258,799;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $91,605;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $79,583;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $35,044;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $25,433;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $10,031.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $36,832.
Russia’s imports from Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 10,000 0.37 3,321201.11
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,361 0.05 364273.90
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 35,044 1.28 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 97 0.00 5867.24
40 Rubber and articles thereof 111 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6,095 0.22 42,927-85.80
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 842 0.03 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,031 0.37 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,087 0.41 3,013267.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 25,433 0.93 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 924,273 33.79 665,47438.89
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 781,100 28.55 689,49513.29
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 790,697 28.90 460,29971.78
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 2,715-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 12-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 55-100.00
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 100 0.00 91,011.11
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 13-100.00
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 954 0.03 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 138,395 5.06 58,812135.32

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