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Russian trade with Albania in 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 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Albania

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Albania was $122,927,846, down 15.11% ($21,873,604) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Albania in 2019 were $98,468,539, down 21.66% ($27,222,470) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Albania in 2019 totaled $24,459,307, up 27.99% ($5,348,866) from 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Albania in 2019 was $74,009,232, a 30.56% decrease ($32,571,336) over 2018.

Albania was Russia’s 112th largest trading partner in 2019 (just as in 2018), accounting for 0.0184% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0210% in 2018).

Albania was Russia’s 101st largest export market in 2019 (down from 98th in 2018), accounting for 0.0233% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0279% in 2018).

Albania was Russia’s 107th largest supplier in 2019 (up from 108th in 2018), accounting for 0.0100% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0080% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Albania

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 45.72% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (35.57% in 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 19.79% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (33.13% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.29% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (21.26% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.43% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (6.16% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.02% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (0.40% in 2018).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $4,318,148;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $3,883,879;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1,924,119;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $549,352;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $389,046.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Albania in 2019 over 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 $22,152,242;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $12,281,559;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $2,060,457;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $916,063;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $498,989;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $354,121.
Russia’s exports to Albania in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 80,030 0.08 82,573-3.08
10 Cereals 39,571,947 40.19 37,647,8285.11
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 77,821 0.08 16,117382.85
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,851,838 4.93 6,912,295-29.81
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 31,808 0.03 52,214-39.08
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,709 0.01 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 389,046 0.40 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 19,490,828 19.79 41,643,070-53.20
29 Organic chemicals 549,758 0.56 406135,308.37
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,363 0.01 6,58957.28
31 Fertilizers 10,335,274 10.50 6,451,39560.20
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 124,766 0.13 178,605-30.14
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 178,585 0.18 136,86330.48
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,088 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 46,033 0.05 962,096-95.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,450 0.00 1,509194.90
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 131 0.00 29351.72
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 825,809 0.84 1,030,397-19.86
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 90,318 0.09 81,83810.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 147 0.00 7,480-98.03
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 6-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 232-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,932 0.00 6,384-54.07
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,365 0.00 476186.76
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10,052 0.01 4082,363.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,160 0.00 8,490-51.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 330 0.00 60450.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 56,456 0.06 40,83538.25
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 224-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 2,696,300 2.74 3,195,289-15.62
72 Iron and steel 14,065,602 14.28 26,347,161-46.61
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,603 0.00 11,464-86.02
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 375-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 354,121-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 11,490-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 60 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 215,034 0.22 433,737-50.42
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 184,004 0.19 4,0654,426.54
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 186,436 0.19 46,473301.17
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,318,148 4.39 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 35,432 0.04 18,13895.35
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 14,376 0.01 1708,356.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 500 0.00 107367.29

Russia’s Imports from Albania

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 65.26% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (94.94% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 28.88% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (1.15% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.08% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (0.67% in 2018).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $6,552,173;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $381,964;
  • 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 $287,950;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $105,037;
  • 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 $98,814.

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

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $1,668,007;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $306,570;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $242,059.
Russia’s imports from Albania in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3,823 0.02 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 791 0.00 177346.89
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 45,526 0.19 107,043-57.47
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 5,347 0.02 8,025-33.37
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 226,981 0.93 128,16777.10
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 85,339 0.35 40,714109.61
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13,055 0.05 26,925-51.51
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 205,705 0.84 100,668104.34
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 45,778 0.19 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,102,082 16.77 4,408,652-6.95
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,672,473 23.19 5,914,532-4.09
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 26,961 0.11 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,152,040 25.15 7,820,047-21.33
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8,808 0.04 2173,958.99
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 10,534-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 68,267 0.28 0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 302 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 482 0.00 17,747-97.28
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,352 0.01 3,889-39.52
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 673 0.00 39669.95
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 507,362 2.07 219,412131.24
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,476 0.01 0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6,552,173 26.79 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 18,817 0.08 10,41880.62
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 649,570 2.66 267,606142.73
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 62,124 0.25 2,7882,128.26
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia