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Russian trade in goods with Macedonia in Q1 2018

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 the first quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Macedonia

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Macedonia was $34,187,849, down 21.41% ($9,313,697) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2018 were $22,039,734, down 17.83% ($4,783,728) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2018 were $12,148,115, down 27.16% ($4,529,969) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2018 was $9,891,619, a 2.50% decrease ($253,759) over the 1st quarter of 2017.

Macedonia was Russia’s 110th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 100th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0217% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0338% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Macedonia was Russia’s 102nd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 92nd in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0214% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0322% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Macedonia was Russia’s 92nd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 88th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0222% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0369% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Macedonia

The major share of Russian exports to Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 81.21% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (88.94% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.54% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (7.13% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.28% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (1.55% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.07% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (0.58% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.59% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (1.17% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.07% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (0.64% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $630,642;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $241,164;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $177,163;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $89,930.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $6,143,593.
Russia’s exports to Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 38,837 0.18 64,470-39.76
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,946 0.03 4,11744.43
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 14,933 0.07 6,388133.77
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 10,764-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 175,868 0.80 85,938104.65
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,542,325 11.54 1,911,68332.99
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 25,137 0.11 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 20,881 0.09 11,35583.89
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,454 0.03 30,138-78.59
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,083 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 26,389 0.12 4,344507.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 419,871 1.91 368,86013.83
40 Rubber and articles thereof 613 0.00 0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 8,610 0.04 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 301,273 1.37 274,4229.78
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 48,918 0.22 38,22427.98
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,328 0.02 0
69 Ceramic products 25,495 0.12 0
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 146-100.00
72 Iron and steel 17,708,888 80.35 23,852,481-25.76
73 Articles of iron or steel 180,423 0.82 3,2605,434.45
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8,766 0.04 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 369,930 1.68 128,766187.29
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 42,287 0.19 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 296 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 44,206 0.20 28,08557.40
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 21-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11,399 0.05 0
SS Classified 5,578 0.03 0

Russia’s Imports from Macedonia

The major share of Russian imports from Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 41.68% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (50.43% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 28.84% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (16.63% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.79% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (17.56% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.26% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (13.80% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.26% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $399,043;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $299,229;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $153,181;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $132,656;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $129,798;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $122,187;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $113,308;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $108,389;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $69,958;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $59,206;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $41,837.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $2,708,268;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,582,942;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1,000,964;
  • 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 $187,836;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $184,135;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $179,774;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $142,732;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $93,596;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $69,572;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $54,914.
Russia’s imports from Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 56,233 0.46 27,310105.91
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,438,801 11.84 1,330,4128.15
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,724,888 14.20 2,725,852-36.72
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 64,477 0.53 5,2711,123.24
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,405 0.02 10,260-76.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 69,958 0.58 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 207,091 1.70 74,435178.22
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 65,817 0.54 208,549-68.44
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 233,985 1.93 120,67793.89
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,199,217 9.87 3,907,485-69.31
29 Organic chemicals 199 0.00 77158.44
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,742,810 22.58 2,922,584-6.15
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 202-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 26,060 0.21 5,556369.04
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,443 0.03 4,381-21.41
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,617 0.02 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,005 0.05 1,202399.58
52 Cotton 122,187 1.01 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 34,409 0.28 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,152-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 863,770 7.11 464,72785.87
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,311,228 19.03 2,011,99914.87
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 69,572-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 168,851 1.39 223,765-24.54
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,261 0.03 2,60425.23
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 153,181 1.26 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 17,438 0.14 21,773-19.91
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,348 0.03 1,77488.73
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 34 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,655 0.15 1,600,597-98.90
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 190,974 1.57 378,810-49.59
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 261,089 2.15 131,29198.86
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 184,135-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 48,393 0.40 6,556638.15
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 28,440 0.23 61,629-53.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 79,851 0.66 173,447-53.96
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia