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Russian trade in goods with Albania in Q2 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 second quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Albania

In the 2nd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Albania was $16,988,279, down 27.03% ($6,291,613) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were $13,290,501, down 34.21% ($6,910,941) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2019 totaled $3,697,778, up 20.12% ($619,328) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2019 was $9,592,723, a 43.98% decrease ($7,530,269) over the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Albania was Russia’s 126th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 117th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0106% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0136% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Albania was Russia’s 114th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 105th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0132% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0183% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Albania was Russia’s 115th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0062% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0051% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Albania

The major share of Russian exports to Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 38.03% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (40.35% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 24.53% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (5.62% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 18.14% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (34.91% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.52% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (13.08% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.29% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (1.68% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.02% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (0.08% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 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 $2,125,287;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $116,666;
  • 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 $111,475;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $95,950;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $57,649;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $44,871.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $4,281,535;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $3,206,567;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $815,488;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $545,703;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $358,323;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $233,236;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $53,407.
Russia’s exports to Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 7,210-100.00
10 Cereals 4,937,548 37.15 8,144,115-39.37
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 116,666 0.88 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,259,910 24.53 1,134,623187.31
31 Fertilizers 1,828,784 13.76 2,374,487-22.98
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 57,649 0.43 0
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 28,654 0.22 22,34628.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,653 0.10 245,889-94.85
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,472 0.01 510188.63
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 304,140 2.29 285,8956.38
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 53,407-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 251 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 48 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 16,548 0.12 0
70 Glass and glassware 47,249 0.36 862,737-94.52
72 Iron and steel 2,410,040 18.13 6,691,575-63.98
73 Articles of iron or steel 469 0.00 3,276-85.68
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 111-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 358,323-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 59,345 0.45 14,474310.01
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 112,284 0.84 80913,779.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 95,950 0.72 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 757 0.01 1,548-51.10
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 82 0.00 107-23.36

Russia’s Imports from Albania

The major share of Russian imports from Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 84.47% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (92.55% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.59% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (0.11% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (3.48% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $356,772;
  • 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 $313,483;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $92,845;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $63,950;
  • 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 $36,794;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $32,928.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd 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 $146,979;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $107,043;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $22,484;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $11,155.
Russia’s imports from Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 107,043-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 22,484-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,500 0.09 7,841-55.36
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 59,458 1.61 22,664162.35
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,551 0.07 2,943-13.32
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,197 0.33 23,352-47.77
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9,660 0.26 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 987,114 26.69 630,34256.60
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,016,072 27.48 952,1226.72
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 792 0.02 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,119,648 30.28 1,266,627-11.60
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 108-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 32,928 0.89 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 482 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 628 0.02 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 316,905 8.57 3,4229,160.81
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 9,835 0.27 3,551176.96
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 126,008 3.41 33,163279.97
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 2,788-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia