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Russian trade in goods with Albania in Q2 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 Albania in the second quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Albania

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Albania totaled $23,279,892, up 36.48% ($6,222,713) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $20,201,442, up 41.06% ($5,879,883) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $3,078,450, up 12.53% ($342,830) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $17,122,992, a 47.79% increase ($5,537,053) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Albania was Russia’s 117th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 120th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0136% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0122% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Albania was Russia’s 105th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 108th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0183% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0171% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Albania was Russia’s 115th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 114th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0051% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0049% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Albania

The major share of Russian exports to Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 40.35% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (73.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 34.91% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (5.66% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.08% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (4.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.62% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (11.19% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.68% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (1.47% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $5,881,567;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1,819,647;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1,054,407;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $358,323;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $354,892;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $224,070;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $96,628.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 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) - a decrease of $3,216,872;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $467,930;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $185,573;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $61,964.
Russia’s exports to Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7,210 0.04 0
10 Cereals 8,144,115 40.31 7,089,70814.87
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 3,216,872-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 185,573-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,134,623 5.62 1,602,553-29.20
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 318-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 4,013-100.00
31 Fertilizers 2,374,487 11.75 554,840327.96
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 22,346 0.11 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 245,889 1.22 21,8191,026.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 510 0.00 35,888-98.58
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 285,895 1.42 189,26751.05
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 53,407 0.26 21,942143.40
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 3,975-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 862,737 4.27 507,84569.88
72 Iron and steel 6,691,575 33.12 810,008726.11
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,276 0.02 500555.20
74 Copper and articles thereof 111 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 358,323 1.77 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14,474 0.07 76,438-81.06
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 809 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,548 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 107 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Albania

The major share of Russian imports from Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 92.55% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (91.24% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.48% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (0.42% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.85% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (1.70% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.25% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (1.29% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $475,930;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $171,022;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $107,043;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $22,484;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $16,569;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $12,265.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $293,931;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $105,232;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $35,044;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $25,433;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $10,000.
Russia’s imports from Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 10,000-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 1,361-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 107,043 3.48 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 22,484 0.73 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 35,044-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,841 0.25 977,983.51
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 111-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 22,664 0.74 6,095271.85
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 842-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,943 0.10 10,031-70.66
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 23,352 0.76 11,087110.63
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 25,433-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 630,342 20.48 924,273-31.80
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 952,122 30.93 781,10021.90
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,266,627 41.14 790,69760.19
65 Headgear and parts thereof 108 0.00 0
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 3,422 0.11 1003,322.00
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 3,551 0.12 954272.22
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 33,163 1.08 138,395-76.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,788 0.09 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia