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

Russia’s Trade with Macedonia

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Macedonia was $132,632,955, down 1.36% ($1,824,245) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Macedonia in 2017 were $45,544,387, down 13.37% ($7,029,715) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Macedonia in 2017 totaled $87,088,568, up 6.36% ($5,205,470) from 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Macedonia in 2017 was $41,544,181, a 41.75% increase ($12,235,185) over 2016.

Macedonia was Russia’s 108th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 106th in 2016), accounting for 0.0227% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0287% in 2016).

Macedonia was Russia’s 118th largest export market in 2017 (down from 109th in 2016), accounting for 0.0128% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0184% in 2016).

Macedonia was Russia’s 85th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 84th in 2016), accounting for 0.0384% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0449% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Macedonia

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 77.35% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (79.87% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.77% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (8.07% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.19% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (3.95% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.65% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (4.48% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.57% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (2.37% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.39% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (1.14% in 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $465,846;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $205,749;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $144,471.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $6,916,178;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $730,951;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $291,898.
Russia’s exports to Macedonia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
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 176,523 0.39 205,274-14.01
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 11,702 0.03 10,8527.83
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 27,540 0.06 23,43917.50
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 33,328 0.07 9,875237.50
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 383,348 0.84 351,5519.04
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,448,289 9.77 4,242,5404.85
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 15,527 0.03 9021,621.40
30 Pharmaceutical products 86,385 0.19 59,13546.08
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,775 0.01 1,305189.27
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 170,512 0.37 60,581181.46
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 24,514 0.05 24,835-1.29
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 41,265 0.09 72,256-42.89
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,565,658 3.44 1,857,556-15.71
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,092 0.00 167553.89
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 11,774-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,377,643 3.02 2,108,594-34.67
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 271,876 0.60 246,49210.30
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10,784 0.02 1,419659.97
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 493-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 146 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,043 0.00 134678.36
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,447 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 90 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 16,160 0.04 8471,807.91
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 20,211 0.04 0
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 15,895-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 146 0.00 15,119-99.03
72 Iron and steel 34,997,292 76.84 41,913,470-16.50
73 Articles of iron or steel 221,563 0.49 77,092187.40
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,539 0.01 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,770 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,238,552 2.72 772,70660.29
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 86,201 0.19 142,890-39.67
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 135,452 0.30 131,1293.30
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,333 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 165,718 0.36 197,125-15.93
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 248 0.00 14,510-98.29
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 25-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 714 0.00 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 4 120-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Macedonia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 61.54% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (68.97% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.25% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (14.48% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 12.94% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (11.38% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.93% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (3.93% in 2016).

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $6,515,856;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $3,707,573;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,976,223;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,304,048;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $706,018;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $639,956;
  • 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) - an increase of $275,037;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $267,391.

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $13,511,891;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $336,407.
Russia’s imports from Macedonia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 179,532 0.21 31,310473.40
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 15,903,935 18.26 9,388,07969.41
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 17,719,601 20.35 31,231,492-43.26
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 172,704 0.20 137,19325.88
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 21 0.00 336,428-99.99
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 41,916 0.05 10,287307.47
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 31,319 0.04 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 63,958 0.07 2,1492,876.17
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 416,529 0.48 266,30956.41
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 403,480 0.46 224,58379.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,104,952 1.27 1,003,03210.16
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 17,555,531 20.16 13,847,95826.77
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,979 0.00 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 90-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 214 0.00 72,957.14
30 Pharmaceutical products 14,081,957 16.17 11,777,90919.56
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,799 0.01 5,014-4.29
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 7,399 0.01 10,633-30.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 53,557 0.06 59,525-10.03
40 Rubber and articles thereof 144 0.00 191-24.61
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 21,469 0.02 12,28474.77
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 384-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,468 0.00 205,237-99.28
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 249-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,915 0.01 509865.62
52 Cotton 196,367 0.23 63,912207.25
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 24,156-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,152 0.00 20,615-94.41
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,027,483 2.33 1,760,09215.19
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,082,596 8.13 6,376,57811.07
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 601,996 0.69 352,11370.97
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,356,157 1.56 716,20189.35
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5,005 0.01 7,250-30.97
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 35,839-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 3,799-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 91,103 0.10 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 152,009 0.17 35,333330.22
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 76-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,839 0.01 3,934124.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 48 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,860,367 4.43 884,144336.62
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 2,138,089 2.46 1,863,05214.76
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 25,076 0.03 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 656,992 0.75 469,08140.06
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 184,135 0.21 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 39,739 0.05 1,4852,576.03
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 180,095 0.21 192,695-6.54
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 708,922 0.81 520,83536.11
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 19 0.00 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 1 056-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia