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Russian trade in goods with Albania in Q3 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 third quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Albania

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Albania was $30,857,444, down 52.90% ($34,652,600) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Albania in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $25,449,762, down 57.21% ($34,021,987) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Albania in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $5,407,682, down 10.44% ($630,613) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Albania in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $20,042,080, a 62.49% decrease ($33,391,374) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Albania was Russia’s 115th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 93rd in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0186% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0381% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Albania was Russia’s 108th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 88th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0246% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0530% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Albania was Russia’s 107th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 102nd in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0086% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0101% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Albania

The major share of Russian exports to Albania in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 59.08% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (23.37% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.50% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (5.18% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.01% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (63.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.61% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (5.80% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Albania in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1,189,431;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $624,065;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $622,476;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $404,986;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $84,311;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $77,117.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Albania in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd 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) - a decrease of $34,946,716;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $1,399,953;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $272,284;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $212,481;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $141,478.
Russia’s exports to Albania in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
10 Cereals 13,278,166 52.17 12,088,7359.84
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 21,040 0.08 6,369230.35
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,647,894 6.48 1,789,372-7.91
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 16,486-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,041 0.01 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 84,311 0.33 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,802,567 11.01 37,749,283-92.58
29 Organic chemicals 405,059 1.59 73554,775.34
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,303 0.02 3,87462.70
31 Fertilizers 1,670,543 6.56 3,070,496-45.59
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 48,527 0.19 58,146-16.54
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 40,561 0.16 24,74163.94
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,007 0.01 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 17,767 0.07 290,051-93.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,551 0.01 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 52 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 104,837 0.41 317,318-66.96
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 77,117 0.30 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 29 0.00 34-14.71
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,350 0.01 4,477-69.85
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 308-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10,052 0.04 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,160 0.02 1,277225.76
65 Headgear and parts thereof 27 0.00 60-55.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 23,596 0.09 26,676-11.55
70 Glass and glassware 1,405,170 5.52 782,69479.53
72 Iron and steel 3,689,565 14.50 3,065,50020.36
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 3,993-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 264-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 11,490-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 77,254 0.30 134,941-42.75
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 8,551 0.03 1,413505.17
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 23,678-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 18,247 0.07 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 418 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Albania

The major share of Russian imports from Albania in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 91.71% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (96.09% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Albania in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd 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 $100,367;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $62,124;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $43,556.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Albania in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd 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 $648,184;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $170,248;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $24,505.
Russia’s imports from Albania in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 177-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 15,000 0.28 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 18 0.00 134-86.57
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 41,776 0.77 38,1949.38
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 84,271 1.56 40,715106.98
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,954 0.04 3,765-48.10
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13,497 0.25 23,637-42.90
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12,019 0.22 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 847,009 15.66 1,017,257-16.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,569,506 29.02 1,594,011-1.54
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 131 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,542,525 47.02 3,190,709-20.31
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9 0.00 59-84.75
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 10,534-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 396-100.00
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 122 0.00 3,079-96.04
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 3,550 0.07 1,82494.63
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 214,171 3.96 113,80488.19
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 62,124 1.15 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia