US trade (export - import) with Albania in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 10, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Albania in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Albania

In 2018, US trade with Albania totaled $128.0 million, up 21.15% ($22.3 million) from 2017.

US exports to Albania in 2018 were $57.7 million, down 7.38% ($4.6 million) from 2017.

US imports from Albania in 2018 totaled $70.3 million, up 62.09% ($26.9 million) from 2017.

US trade balance with Albania went from a surplus of $18.9 million in 2017, to a deficit of $12.6 million in 2018.

Albania was the US 159th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 164th in 2017), accounting for 0.0030% of US total trade (up from 0.0027% in 2017).

Albania was the US 161st largest export market in 2018 (down from 159th in 2017), accounting for 0.0035% of US total exports (down from 0.0040% in 2017).

Albania was the US 134th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 146th in 2017), accounting for 0.0027% of US total imports (up from 0.0018% in 2017).

US Exports to Albania

The major share of US exports to Albania in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 60.38% of US total exports to Albania (56.64% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.90% of US total exports to Albania (18.63% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.60% of US total exports to Albania (8.91% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.58% of US total exports to Albania (2.88% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.94% of US total exports to Albania (2.20% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.02% of US total exports to Albania (6.17% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Albania in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • 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 $1.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Albania in 2018 over 2017 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 $3.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • 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 $0.9 million;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Albania in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 10,543.2 18.28 8,626.722.22
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 355.5 0.62 457.6-22.30
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 125.2 0.22 23.2439.77
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 253.1 0.44 253.8-0.30
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 13.5 0.02 65.2-79.33
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 129.4 0.22 236.8-45.37
10 Cereals 40.4 0.07 199.9-79.77
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 68.3 0.12 17.3294.33
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4.9 0.01 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 50.9 0.09 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 195.1 0.34 254.1-23.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,278.8 2.22 1,464.9-12.71
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6.4 0.01 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 142.3 0.25 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 53.9-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 13.4 0.02 3,788.6-99.65
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 34.8-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 258.8 0.45 39.4557.60
30 Pharmaceutical products 172.7 0.30 126.836.13
31 Fertilizers 21.6 0.04 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 188.0 0.33 160.517.12
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 257.4 0.45 233.010.48
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 903.1 1.57 1,772.3-49.04
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 207.7 0.36 107.393.50
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 94.8 0.16 110.9-14.49
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 417.4 0.72 805.3-48.16
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,826.9 3.17 2,116.5-13.68
40 Rubber and articles thereof 34.5 0.06 43.3-20.30
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.1 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 383.1 0.66 507.9-24.58
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 833.0 1.44 1,052.0-20.82
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 234.2 0.41 151.854.22
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 38.4 0.07 78.8-51.24
54 Man-made filaments 6.1 0.01 3.673.04
55 Man-made staple fibers 9.5 0.02 278.7-96.59
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 9.0 0.02 6.636.88
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 12.1 0.02 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 34.3 0.06 21.360.55
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 91.9 0.16 37.0148.61
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 101.9 0.18 120.3-15.29
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9.8 0.02 10.9-10.26
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 25.4 0.04 27.8-8.70
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 11.6 0.02 0.0
69 Ceramic products 39.6 0.07 4.1866.08
70 Glass and glassware 3.1 0.01 0.0
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 12.7-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 261.8 0.45 866.2-69.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 4.0 0.01 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 38.4 0.07 130.8-70.62
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 258.1 0.45 180.742.87
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6.9 0.01 2.7151.93
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 518.3 0.90 120.8329.18
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 29.7 0.05 54.8-45.81
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,700.0 4.68 4,129.8-34.62
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 6,151.8 10.67 5,076.621.18
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 21,260.0 36.86 23,316.5-8.82
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 152.4 0.26 58.2161.95
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 107.5 0.19 264.2-59.29
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,447.7 7.71 2,418.683.90
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2.6 0.00 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 5.0 0.01 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 26.1 0.05 128.6-79.71
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 352.4 0.61 1,189.8-70.39
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 79.8 0.14 114.1-30.09
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 14.5 0.03 15.0-3.33
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 106.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,805.0 3.13 781.3131.02

US Imports from Albania

The major share of US imports from Albania in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 48.51% of US total imports from Albania (37.99% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 18.43% of US total imports from Albania (25.84% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.04% of US total imports from Albania (22.91% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.42% of US total imports from Albania (5.21% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.18% of US total imports from Albania (0.70% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Albania in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $19.1 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • 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 $0.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Albania in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US imports from Albania in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2.2 0.00 2.8-24.03
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 23.6 0.03 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 9.0 0.01 34.6-74.07
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 708.5 1.01 611.915.80
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 234.9 0.33 716.8-67.23
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 234.4 0.33 307.7-23.80
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10,732.7 15.27 8,120.632.17
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 38.9 0.06 37.82.90
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 12.6 0.02 2.7362.53
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 77.7 0.11 25.6203.79
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9.1 0.01 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 158.0 0.22 70.4124.43
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 438.3 0.62 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,978.4 7.08 2,219.4124.32
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 6.9 0.01 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 230.2 0.33 2.011,557.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1.2 0.00 40.5-97.07
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 288.0 0.41 258.011.65
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5.1 0.01 5.5-6.79
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 236.6 0.34 335.5-29.46
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 189.7 0.27 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 24.3 0.03 13.974.60
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 5.3 0.01 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 22.2 0.03 4.7373.69
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 8.8 0.01 15.2-41.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,901.5 4.13 2,043.741.97
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,418.3 4.86 2,449.039.58
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8.2 0.01 46.3-82.38
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,563.8 9.34 6,629.2-0.99
65 Headgear and parts thereof 26.4 0.04 14.188.12
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 592.7 0.84 73.2709.78
69 Ceramic products 10.8 0.02 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 125.3 0.18 52.6138.04
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 25.5-100.00
72 Iron and steel 32,836.4 46.71 13,697.4139.73
73 Articles of iron or steel 164.3 0.23 18.0810.87
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,105.7 1.57 2,762.9-59.98
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 251.9 0.36 149.368.74
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 406.9 0.58 105.5285.81
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 128.4 0.18 10.21,164.62
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 40.0 0.06 39.21.90
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4.8 0.01 2.592.62
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 10.1 0.01 0.0
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 885.9 1.26 526.968.15
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11.4 0.02 7.551.19
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 24.6-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 565.9 0.80 197.6186.38
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,567.2 2.23 1,655.4-5.33
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce