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Russian trade with Albania in 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 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Albania

In 2018, Russia’s trade with Albania totaled $144,801,450, up 64.58% ($56,818,590) from 2017.

Russia’s exports to Albania in 2018 totaled $125,691,009, up 73.09% ($53,075,792) from 2017.

Russia’s imports from Albania in 2018 totaled $19,110,441, up 24.36% ($3,742,798) from 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Albania in 2018 was $106,580,568, a 86.17% increase ($49,332,994) over 2017.

Albania was Russia’s 112th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 116th in 2017), accounting for 0.0210% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0151% in 2017).

Albania was Russia’s 98th largest export market in 2018 (up from 105th in 2017), accounting for 0.0279% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0203% in 2017).

Albania was Russia’s 108th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 111th in 2017), accounting for 0.0080% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0068% in 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Albania

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 35.57% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (50.80% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 33.13% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (5.94% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 21.26% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (18.44% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.16% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (7.51% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.89% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (1.01% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.40% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (11.38% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Albania in 2018 over 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 $37,330,371;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $12,963,524;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $10,504,362;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1,769,673;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $457,188;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $401,849.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $7,569,156;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $2,081,006;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $650,147.
Russia’s exports to Albania in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 82,573 0.07 50,80062.55
10 Cereals 37,647,828 29.95 27,143,46638.70
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 16,117 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6,912,295 5.50 8,993,301-23.14
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 52,214 0.04 43,21620.82
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 11,226-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 650,147-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 41,643,070 33.13 4,312,699865.59
29 Organic chemicals 406 0.00 456-10.96
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,589 0.01 7,999-17.63
31 Fertilizers 6,451,395 5.13 4,681,72237.80
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 178,605 0.14 166,7087.14
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 136,863 0.11 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 962,096 0.77 560,24771.73
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,509 0.00 35,888-95.80
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 29 0.00 61-52.46
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,030,397 0.82 573,20979.76
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 81,838 0.07 159,291-48.62
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,480 0.01 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 6 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 232 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,384 0.01 4231,409.22
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 476 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 408 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,490 0.01 5,08267.06
65 Headgear and parts thereof 60 0.00 30100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 40,835 0.03 31,23830.72
69 Ceramic products 224 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 3,195,289 2.54 3,536,284-9.64
72 Iron and steel 26,347,161 20.96 13,383,63796.86
73 Articles of iron or steel 11,464 0.01 4,744141.65
74 Copper and articles thereof 375 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 354,121 0.28 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11,490 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 433,737 0.35 654,074-33.69
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 4,065 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 46,473 0.04 0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 7,569,156-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 18,138 0.01 39,353-53.91
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 170 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 760-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 107 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Albania

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 94.94% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (94.44% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.15% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (0.02% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.67% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (1.18% in 2017).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $2,141,452;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $921,813;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $567,447;
  • 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 $217,824;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $107,043;
  • 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 $71,917.

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

  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $266,010.
Russia’s imports from Albania in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 10,014-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 177 0.00 5,249-96.63
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 107,043 0.56 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 22,484 0.12 5,677296.05
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 35,044-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,025 0.04 14,655-45.24
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 332-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 128,167 0.67 56,250127.85
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 40,714 0.21 8424,735.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 26,925 0.14 64,504-58.26
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 100,668 0.53 61,73163.08
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 55,668-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,408,652 23.07 3,841,20514.77
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,914,532 30.95 3,773,08056.76
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 1,030-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,820,047 40.92 6,898,23413.36
65 Headgear and parts thereof 217 0.00 47361.70
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10,534 0.06 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 2,884-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 17,747 0.09 2098,391.39
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,889 0.02 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 396 0.00 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 219,412 1.15 1,58813,716.88
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 1,419-100.00
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 10,418 0.05 4,192148.52
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 267,606 1.40 533,616-49.85
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,788 0.01 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia