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

Russia’s Trade with Macedonia

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Macedonia totaled $27,892,913, up 25.84% ($5,726,910) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Macedonia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $9,476,317, up 270.98% ($6,921,919) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Macedonia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $18,416,596, down 6.09% ($1,195,009) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Macedonia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $8,940,279, a 47.59% decrease ($8,116,928) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Macedonia was Russia’s 117th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 116th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0162% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0152% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Macedonia was Russia’s 122nd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 138th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0084% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0030% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Macedonia was Russia’s 90th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 86th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0308% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0322% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Macedonia

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 84.87% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (4.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.55% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (14.14% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.43% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (6.27% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.01% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (23.99% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.39% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (35.73% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.52% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (15.70% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $8,026,164;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $172,579;
  • 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 $49,905.

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

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $646,068;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $327,338;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $229,668;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $83,549;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $52,537;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $39,983.
Russia’s exports to Macedonia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 18,516 0.20 14,08231.49
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,801 0.02 2,280-21.01
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,708 0.07 6,831-1.80
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 11,056-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 298,426 3.15 125,847137.13
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 285,359 3.01 612,697-53.43
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 33,662 0.36 15,527116.80
30 Pharmaceutical products 18,473 0.19 7,286153.54
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,843 0.02 473289.64
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,183 0.02 13,143-83.39
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 23,324 0.25 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 27,446 0.29 12,872113.22
39 Plastics and articles thereof 324,201 3.42 310,8394.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 985-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 176,356 1.86 822,424-78.56
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 50,298 0.53 90,281-44.29
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 428 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,921 0.04 3,8152.78
70 Glass and glassware 16,966 0.18 0
72 Iron and steel 8,026,164 84.70 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 16,344 0.17 99,893-83.64
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,362-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 55,777 0.59 285,445-80.46
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 50,433 0.53 5289,451.70
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 0 0.00 24,570-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 94 0.00 316-70.25
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 37,594 0.40 90,131-58.29
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 714-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Macedonia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 57.02% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (59.97% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 20.24% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (18.74% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.01% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (15.61% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.00% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (4.54% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Macedonia 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, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $377,722;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $149,077;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $69,460;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $65,514.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $688,925;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $620,924;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $399,708;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $131,563;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $64,973.
Russia’s imports from Macedonia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 69,460 0.38 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 462,846 2.51 1,151,771-59.81
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6,067,953 32.95 6,199,516-2.12
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 16,152 0.09 17,361-6.96
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,831 0.02 2,7761.98
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 9,741-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 20,043-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 61,604 0.33 40,49852.12
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 61,346 0.33 86,886-29.39
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 476,335 2.59 327,25845.55
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,283,469 17.83 3,904,393-15.90
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 2,979-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 107-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,113,425 16.91 3,047,9112.15
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 4,597-100.00
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 0 0.00 7,399-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,545 0.04 3042,381.91
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11,500 0.06 1447,886.11
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 3,078-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 1,468-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,783 0.03 1,637253.27
52 Cotton 116,174 0.63 93,51824.23
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,909 0.02 0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 7,231 0.04 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,088,503 5.91 710,78153.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,011,798 10.92 1,978,9111.66
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 225,752 1.23 224,5450.54
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 267,382 1.45 667,090-59.92
65 Headgear and parts thereof 6,635 0.04 3821,636.91
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 71,198 0.39 19,700261.41
72 Iron and steel 1,340 0.01 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 97,902 0.53 54,87178.42
74 Copper and articles thereof 537 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,160 0.06 3,915159.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 24,667 0.13 47,760-48.35
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 587,069 3.19 625,423-6.13
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 0 0.00 25,076-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 116,177 0.63 181,150-35.87
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,838 0.04 10,971-28.56
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 43,395 0.24 51,838-16.29
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 88,679 0.48 85,8073.35
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia