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

Russia’s Trade with Macedonia

In 2018, Russia’s trade with Macedonia was $119,496,306, down 9.90% ($13,136,649) from 2017.

Russia’s exports to Macedonia in 2018 totaled $52,244,674, up 14.71% ($6,700,287) from 2017.

Russia’s imports from Macedonia in 2018 were $67,251,632, down 22.78% ($19,836,936) from 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Macedonia in 2018 was $15,006,958, a 63.88% decrease ($26,537,223) over 2017.

Macedonia was Russia’s 117th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 108th in 2017), accounting for 0.0174% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0227% in 2017).

Macedonia was Russia’s 119th largest export market in 2018 (down from 118th in 2017), accounting for 0.0116% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0128% in 2017).

Macedonia was Russia’s 92nd largest supplier in 2018 (down from 85th in 2017), accounting for 0.0282% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0384% in 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Macedonia

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 67.02% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (77.35% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 20.15% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (9.77% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.75% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (4.19% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.75% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (3.65% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.12% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (1.39% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.85% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (3.57% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Macedonia 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 $6,076,920;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $523,117;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $488,287;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $346,737;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $321,523.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $565,465;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $536,868.
Russia’s exports to Macedonia in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
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 170,979 0.33 176,523-3.14
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 19,175 0.04 11,70263.86
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 44,904 0.09 27,54063.05
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 33,328-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 871,635 1.67 383,348127.37
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 10,525,209 20.15 4,448,289136.61
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 93,818 0.18 15,527504.22
30 Pharmaceutical products 146,368 0.28 86,38569.44
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,925 0.01 3,775-22.52
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 30,910 0.06 170,512-81.87
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 25,407 0.05 24,5143.64
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 92,344 0.18 41,265123.78
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,088,775 4.00 1,565,65833.41
40 Rubber and articles thereof 818 0.00 1,092-25.09
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 12,588 0.02 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,724,380 3.30 1,377,64325.17
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 232,564 0.45 271,876-14.46
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,967 0.01 10,784-72.49
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 146-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 148 0.00 1,043-85.81
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 428 0.00 1,447-70.42
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 90-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 16,160-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12,445 0.02 20,211-38.42
69 Ceramic products 48,288 0.09 0
70 Glass and glassware 78,721 0.15 14653,818.49
72 Iron and steel 34,460,424 65.96 34,997,292-1.53
73 Articles of iron or steel 543,086 1.04 221,563145.12
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 3,539-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,062 0.00 4,770-56.77
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 1-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10,024 0.02 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 673,087 1.29 1,238,552-45.66
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 152,434 0.29 86,20176.84
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 0.00 135,452-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,289 0.00 1,33371.72
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 140,317 0.27 165,718-15.33
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 340 0.00 0
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 0.00 248-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 28,896 0.06 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 311 0.00 0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 714-100.00
SS Classified 5,578 0.01 0

Russia’s Imports from Macedonia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 56.05% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (61.54% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 18.32% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (12.94% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.04% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (16.25% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.58% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (7.93% in 2017).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $829,285;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $662,065;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $402,542;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $222,219;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $213,677.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $8,858,704;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $7,056,110;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,690,195;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,269,866;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $746,978;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $386,319;
  • 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 $243,586.
Russia’s imports from Macedonia in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 190,381 0.28 179,5326.04
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7,045,231 10.48 15,903,935-55.70
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 16,972,623 25.24 17,719,601-4.22
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 104,721 0.16 172,704-39.36
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 21-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 21,815 0.03 41,916-47.96
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 31,319-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 243,910 0.36 63,958281.36
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 535,720 0.80 416,52928.62
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 310,996 0.46 403,480-22.92
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,767,017 2.63 1,104,95259.92
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 10,499,421 15.61 17,555,531-40.19
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 2,979-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 204 0.00 214-4.67
30 Pharmaceutical products 11,391,762 16.94 14,081,957-19.10
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 4,799-100.00
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
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,136 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 50,393 0.07 53,557-5.91
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,663 0.02 1449,388.19
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8,713 0.01 21,469-59.42
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,617 0.00 1,46878.27
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 15,199 0.02 4,915209.24
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 29 0.00 0
52 Cotton 316,570 0.47 196,36761.21
55 Man-made staple fibers 61,046 0.09 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,152-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 27,572 0.04 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,856,768 4.25 2,027,48340.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,485,138 11.13 7,082,5965.68
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 589,924 0.88 601,996-2.01
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 969,838 1.44 1,356,157-28.49
65 Headgear and parts thereof 11,338 0.02 5,005126.53
70 Glass and glassware 1,012 0.00 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 224,379 0.33 91,103146.29
72 Iron and steel 1,340 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 374,228 0.56 152,009146.19
74 Copper and articles thereof 636 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 21,649 0.03 8,839144.93
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 39 0.00 48-18.75
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,590,501 2.36 3,860,367-58.80
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 1,894,503 2.82 2,138,089-11.39
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 870,669 1.29 656,99232.52
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 69,949 0.10 39,73976.02
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 173,632 0.26 180,095-3.59
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 534,350 0.79 708,922-24.62
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 19-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia