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Russian trade in goods with Albania in Q3 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 third quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Albania

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Albania totaled $65,510,044, up 239.07% ($46,189,416) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Albania in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $59,471,749, up 323.72% ($45,436,262) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Albania in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $6,038,295, up 14.25% ($753,154) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Albania in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $53,433,454, a 510.64% increase ($44,683,108) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Albania was Russia’s 93rd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 121st in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0381% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0132% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Albania was Russia’s 88th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 110th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0530% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0164% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Albania was Russia’s 102nd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 104th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0101% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0087% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Albania

The major share of Russian exports to Albania in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 63.47% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (3.13% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.37% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (61.49% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.80% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (13.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.18% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (6.50% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.53% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (1.58% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.27% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (2.56% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Albania in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd 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 $37,309,956;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $5,384,099;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2,153,152;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1,485,556;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $188,608.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Albania in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $830,109;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $250,429;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $195,216.
Russia’s exports to Albania in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
10 Cereals 12,088,735 20.33 6,704,63680.30
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,369 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,789,372 3.01 1,658,4827.89
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 16,486 0.03 16,576-0.54
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 250,429-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 37,749,283 63.47 439,3278,492.53
29 Organic chemicals 73 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,874 0.01 2391,520.92
31 Fertilizers 3,070,496 5.16 1,584,94093.73
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 58,146 0.10 56,2353.40
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 24,741 0.04 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 290,051 0.49 204,51641.82
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 317,318 0.53 128,710146.54
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 93,648-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 34 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,477 0.01 423958.39
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 308 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,277 0.00 3,948-67.65
65 Headgear and parts thereof 60 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 26,676 0.04 9,271187.74
70 Glass and glassware 782,694 1.32 1,612,803-51.47
72 Iron and steel 3,065,500 5.15 912,348236.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,993 0.01 0
74 Copper and articles thereof 264 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11,490 0.02 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 134,941 0.23 330,157-59.13
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 1,413 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 23,678 0.04 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 28,799-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Albania

The major share of Russian imports from Albania in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 96.09% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (95.17% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.45% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (1.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Albania in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $645,799;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $186,721;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $40,715;
  • 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 $21,994.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Albania in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $60,546;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $51,363;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $32,347.
Russia’s imports from Albania in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 177 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 4,494-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 134 0.00 12,986-98.97
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 38,194 0.63 16,200135.77
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 40,715 0.67 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,765 0.06 36,112-89.57
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 23,637 0.39 11,287109.42
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 5,529-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,017,257 16.85 830,53622.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,594,011 26.40 948,21268.11
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,190,709 52.84 3,251,255-1.86
65 Headgear and parts thereof 59 0.00 4725.53
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10,534 0.17 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 1,878-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 57-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 396 0.01 173128.90
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 3,079 0.05 2711,303.70
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 1,824 0.03 1,18154.45
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 113,804 1.88 165,167-31.10
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia