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Russian trade with Albania in 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 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Albania

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Albania totaled $87,982,860, up 27.86% ($19,173,123) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Albania in 2017 totaled $72,615,217, up 25.34% ($14,682,813) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Albania in 2017 totaled $15,367,643, up 41.28% ($4,490,310) from 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Albania in 2017 was $57,247,574, a 21.66% increase ($10,192,503) over 2016.

Albania was Russia’s 116th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 119th in 2016), accounting for 0.0151% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0147% in 2016).

Albania was Russia’s 105th largest export market in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.0203% of Russia’s total exports (just as in 2016).

Albania was Russia’s 111th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 115th in 2016), accounting for 0.0068% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0060% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Albania

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 50.80% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (51.47% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 18.44% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (11.28% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.38% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (2.99% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.51% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (5.49% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.94% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (24.95% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.01% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (0.54% in 2016).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $7,569,156;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $7,209,775;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $4,317,147;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $2,400,947;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $2,233,058;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1,790,538;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $493,727;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $486,873;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $456,471.

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $10,131,181;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $544,543;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $500,848;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $428,543;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $264,280.
Russia’s exports to Albania in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 50,800 0.07 64,583-21.34
10 Cereals 27,143,466 37.38 22,826,31918.91
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 9,609-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8,993,301 12.38 6,760,24333.03
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 43,216 0.06 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,226 0.02 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 650,147 0.90 156,420315.64
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 10,561-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,312,699 5.94 14,443,880-70.14
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 112-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 456 0.00 178156.18
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,999 0.01 5,35349.43
31 Fertilizers 4,681,722 6.45 2,891,18461.93
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 166,708 0.23 163,3162.08
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 8,829-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 560,247 0.77 73,374663.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 35,888 0.05 35,7470.39
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 544,543-100.00
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 573,209 0.79 116,738391.02
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 159,291 0.22 194,348-18.04
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 763-100.00
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 423 0.00 2,169-80.50
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 924-100.00
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 5,082 0.01 5,237-2.96
65 Headgear and parts thereof 30 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 31,238 0.04 37,617-16.96
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 173,217-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 3,536,284 4.87 1,135,337211.47
72 Iron and steel 13,383,637 18.43 6,173,862116.78
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,744 0.01 1,134318.34
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 264,280-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 97,890-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 654,074 0.90 1,154,922-43.37
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
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 87,009-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7,569,156 10.42 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 39,353 0.05 467,896-91.59
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
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 760 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Albania

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 94.44% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (88.28% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.18% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (0.69% in 2016).

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

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $3,224,691;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,166,737;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $556,988;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $51,591.

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

  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $451,047;
  • 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 $99,906.
Russia’s imports from Albania in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 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 10,014 0.07 37,481-73.28
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,249 0.03 970441.13
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,677 0.04 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 35,044 0.23 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14,655 0.10 1579,234.39
40 Rubber and articles thereof 332 0.00 20165.17
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 56,250 0.37 156,156-63.98
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 842 0.01 14,596-94.23
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 64,504 0.42 12,913399.53
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 61,731 0.40 32,98287.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 55,668 0.36 29,43889.10
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 3,841,205 25.00 2,674,46843.63
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,773,080 24.55 3,216,09217.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,030 0.01 1,817-43.31
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,898,234 44.89 3,673,54387.78
65 Headgear and parts thereof 47 0.00 35,567-99.87
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,884 0.02 513462.18
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 12-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 209 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 173 0.00 268-35.45
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 1,588 0.01 2,475-35.84
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 156-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,419 0.01 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 4,192 0.03 2,16193.98
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 533,616 3.47 984,663-45.81
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia