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Russian trade in goods with Macedonia in Q1 2021

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Macedonia in the first quarter of 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Macedonia

In the 1st quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Macedonia was $33,420,701, down 18.96% ($7,820,485) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2021 were $5,551,120, down 71.96% ($14,249,259) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2021 totaled $27,869,581, up 29.98% ($6,428,774) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade deficit with Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2021 was $22,318,461, a 1,260.53% increase ($20,678,033) over the 1st quarter of 2020.

Macedonia was Russia’s 107th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 101st in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0216% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0290% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Macedonia was Russia’s 126th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 100th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0060% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0223% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Macedonia was Russia’s 85th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 83rd in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0447% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0403% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Macedonia

The major share of Russian exports to Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2021 (and in the 1st quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 73.62% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.62% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (2.07% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.26% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (0.35% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.02% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (1.23% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.56% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (0.36% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.46% of Russia’s total exports to Macedonia (95.70% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 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 $4,086,480;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $364,350;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $63,821;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $52,921;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $52,733;
  • 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 $49,792;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $36,661;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $25,077;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $19,028;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $16,778.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $18,947,050;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $34,414;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $24,863;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $21,601;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $19,000.
Russia’s exports to Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 31,017 0.56 52,618-41.05
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 10,686 0.19 4,952115.79
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 16,778 0.30 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,354 0.24 2,178513.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 14,825 0.27 12,15921.93
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,086,480 73.62 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 14,203 0.26 13,8042.89
30 Pharmaceutical products 86,550 1.56 22,729280.79
31 Fertilizers 19,000 0.34 38,000-50.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,477 0.03 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 10,028 0.18 4,077145.97
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 1,227 0.02 26,090-95.30
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 80,839 1.46 27,918189.56
39 Plastics and articles thereof 284,052 5.12 276,6582.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 36,661 0.66 0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 1,227-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 250,351 4.51 197,61826.68
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 28,325 0.51 44,872-36.88
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 119-100.00
52 Cotton 0 0.00 1,050-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 481 0.01 0
70 Glass and glassware 19,754 0.36 54,168-63.53
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 18,947,050-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 563 0.01 0
74 Copper and articles thereof 25,077 0.45 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,762-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 364,451 6.57 101360,742.57
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 52,274 0.94 2,4822,006.12
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 45,541 0.82 34,59131.66
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 51,835 0.93 32,80758.00
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 5,291 0.10 3491,416.05

Russia’s Imports from Macedonia

The major share of Russian imports from Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2021 (and in the 1st quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 49.57% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (62.40% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 23.11% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (5.00% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 21.14% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (16.51% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.60% of Russia’s total imports from Macedonia (15.20% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $5,375,331;
  • 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 $2,046,854;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1,087,258;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $463,779;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $438,022;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $295,628.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1,447,068;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $943,762;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $321,035;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $210,759;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $138,511;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $123,647;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $84,527.
Russia’s imports from Macedonia in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 65,048 0.23 89,606-27.41
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,324,263 8.34 1,237,00587.89
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,573,715 27.18 9,020,783-16.04
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 145,736 0.52 230,263-36.71
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,465 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 750 0.00 2,027-63.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,895 0.01 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 56,973 0.20 75,157-24.19
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 147,687 0.53 142,1063.93
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 99,128 0.36 87,98312.67
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 732,636 2.63 294,614148.68
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,662,569 9.55 2,198,79021.09
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,219 0.01 1082,880.56
29 Organic chemicals 22 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,430,606 23.07 1,055,275509.38
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 6,292 0.02 3,25793.18
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,354 0.00 12,401-89.08
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8 0.00 1,952-99.59
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 151-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12 0.00 119.09
52 Cotton 335 0.00 123,982-99.73
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 40,926 0.15 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 553,400 1.99 874,435-36.71
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 950,366 3.41 1,894,128-49.83
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,055 0.02 216,814-97.21
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,937 0.03 147,448-93.94
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,937 0.01 3,040-36.28
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 24,024 0.09 13,59176.76
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 288-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,849 0.04 75,662-85.66
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 3,305-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,589,551 9.29 2,567,6590.85
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 2,732,824 9.81 685,970298.39
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 429,643 1.54 134,015220.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 139,454 0.50 151,337-7.85
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 37,668 0.14 77,327-51.29
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 88,234 0.32 20,317334.29
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia