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Russian trade in goods with Albania in Q1 2019

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 first quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Albania

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Albania totaled $24,850,177, up 20.97% ($4,307,635) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Albania in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $20,630,430, up 31.84% ($4,981,811) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Albania in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $4,219,747, down 13.78% ($674,176) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Albania in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $16,410,683, a 52.59% increase ($5,655,987) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Albania was Russia’s 112th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 120th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0158% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0130% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Albania was Russia’s 102nd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 111th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0198% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0152% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Albania was Russia’s 107th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0080% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0090% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Albania

The major share of Russian exports to Albania in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 61.77% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (53.44% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 16.04% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (3.24% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.15% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (32.62% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.16% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (8.67% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.36% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (0.99% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Albania in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $6,194,625;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2,802,470;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $561,369;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $178,526;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $112,364.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Albania in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $2,802,115;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $1,882,209;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $262,610.
Russia’s exports to Albania in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 39,040 0.19 14,600167.40
10 Cereals 11,082,718 53.72 4,888,093126.73
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7,493 0.04 1,474408.34
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,540,681 7.47 3,422,890-54.99
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 31,808 0.15 35,728-10.97
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 42,328 0.21 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,309,010 16.04 506,540553.26
29 Organic chemicals 38,668 0.19 33311,512.01
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,699 0.02 2,62141.13
31 Fertilizers 1,184,938 5.74 1,006,41217.74
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14,052 0.07 61,969-77.32
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 29,289 0.14 22,05232.82
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,081 0.01 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 56 0.00 262,666-99.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 999-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 79 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 267,147 1.29 154,78372.59
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13,195 0.06 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,300 0.01 75173.10
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,295 0.01 168670.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 2,500-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 303 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 5,078-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 224-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 596,598 2.89 35,2291,593.49
72 Iron and steel 2,300,230 11.15 5,102,345-54.92
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,070 0.01 2,424-55.86
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 69,240 0.34 112,000-38.18
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 3,899 0.02 1,592144.91
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 43,593 0.21 8849,437.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,620 0.04 5,06050.59

Russia’s Imports from Albania

The major share of Russian imports from Albania in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 83.82% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (96.91% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.47% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (0.01% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.07% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (0.47% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Albania in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $235,053;
  • 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 $188,185;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $59,630;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $35,339;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $26,010;
  • 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 $21,961.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Albania in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $806,571;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $235,886;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $189,092;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $17,747.
Russia’s imports from Albania in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 791 0.02 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 50-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 55,326 1.31 33,36565.82
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,331 0.10 4,651-6.88
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 78,022 1.85 18,392324.22
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,908 0.12 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 781,087 18.51 1,016,973-23.19
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,750,192 41.48 1,939,284-9.75
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 26,010 0.62 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 979,821 23.22 1,786,392-45.15
73 Articles of iron or steel 35,339 0.84 0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 302 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 17,747-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,352 0.06 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 44 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 188,685 4.47 50037,637.00
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 3,144 0.07 2,22941.05
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 309,393 7.33 74,340316.19
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia