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Russian trade in goods with Albania in Q1 2020

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 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Albania

In the 1st quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Albania totaled $39,006,427, up 56.97% ($14,156,250) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Albania in the 1st quarter of 2020 totaled $35,371,558, up 71.45% ($14,741,128) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Albania in the 1st quarter of 2020 were $3,634,869, down 13.86% ($584,878) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Albania in the 1st quarter of 2020 was $31,736,689, a 93.39% increase ($15,326,006) over the 1st quarter of 2019.

Albania was Russia’s 102nd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 112th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0274% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0158% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Albania was Russia’s 88th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 102nd in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0398% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0198% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Albania was Russia’s 111th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 107th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0068% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0080% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Albania

The major share of Russian exports to Albania in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 54.40% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (16.04% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 32.06% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (61.77% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.36% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (6.16% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.83% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (1.36% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.64% of Russia’s total exports to Albania (11.15% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Albania in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 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 $15,916,350;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $1,077,794;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $971,203;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $867,392;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $319,022;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $177,971;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $110,143.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Albania in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2,546,678;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $2,076,202.
Russia’s exports to Albania in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 39,040-100.00
10 Cereals 8,536,040 24.13 11,082,718-22.98
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 7,493-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,718,652 4.86 1,540,68111.55
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 899,200 2.54 31,8082,726.96
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 19,621 0.06 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 13,098 0.04 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 152,471 0.43 42,328260.21
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 16,240 0.05 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 19,225,360 54.35 3,309,010481.00
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 38,668-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,989 0.01 3,6997.84
31 Fertilizers 2,156,141 6.10 1,184,93881.96
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 45,890 0.13 14,052226.57
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 8,130 0.02 29,289-72.24
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,298 0.01 1,081112.58
39 Plastics and articles thereof 32,407 0.09 5657,769.64
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 79-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 248,756 0.70 267,147-6.88
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 41,904 0.12 13,195217.57
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,412 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 388 0.00 1,300-70.15
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10 0.00 1,295-99.23
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,060 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 303-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 17,312 0.05 0
69 Ceramic products 319,022 0.90 0
70 Glass and glassware 1,674,392 4.73 596,598180.66
72 Iron and steel 224,028 0.63 2,300,230-90.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,077 0.00 1,0700.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,686 0.03 69,240-84.57
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 1,974 0.01 3,899-49.37
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 43,593-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 7,620-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Albania

The major share of Russian imports from Albania in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 95.35% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (83.82% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.19% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (0.02% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.87% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (2.07% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Albania (4.47% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Albania in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $197,734;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $42,001;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $22,585;
  • 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 $16,261;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $14,178.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Albania in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $309,393;
  • 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 $188,628;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $161,001;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $82,177;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $66,937;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $35,306;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $25,988.
Russia’s imports from Albania in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,197 0.03 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 791-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 42,001 1.16 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 22,585 0.62 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 63 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 71,587 1.97 55,32629.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,405 0.04 4,331-67.56
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,085 0.30 78,022-85.79
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 19,086 0.53 4,908288.88
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 698,910 19.23 781,087-10.52
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,947,926 53.59 1,750,19211.30
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 22 0.00 26,010-99.92
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 818,820 22.53 979,821-16.43
65 Headgear and parts thereof 92 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 33 0.00 35,339-99.91
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 302-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 2,352-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 44-100.00
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 57 0.00 188,685-99.97
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 3,144-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 309,393-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia