US trade with Albania in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 28, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Albania in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Albania

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Albania totaled $18.5 million, up 30.76% ($4.4 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Albania in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $11.1 million, up 31.84% ($2.7 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Albania in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $7.4 million, up 29.17% ($1.7 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Albania in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $3.7 million, a 37.53% increase ($1.0 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Albania was the US 168th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0020% of US total trade (up from 0.0016% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Albania was the US 165th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0030% of US total exports (up from 0.0024% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Albania was the US 148th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 146th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0013% of US total imports (up from 0.0011% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Albania

The major share of US exports to Albania in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 59.97% of US total exports to Albania (42.20% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.57% of US total exports to Albania (16.14% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.41% of US total exports to Albania (1.78% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.25% of US total exports to Albania (26.74% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.21% of US total exports to Albania (6.20% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.51% of US total exports to Albania (4.53% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Albania in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.7 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 $0.5 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Albania in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US exports to Albania in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,315.5 11.84 868.351.50
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 107.2 0.96 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 271.0-100.00
10 Cereals 7.8 0.07 93.0-91.61
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 9.5 0.09 121.7-92.23
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 64.2 0.58 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 448.1 4.03 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 53.9 0.48 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7.2 0.06 14.2-49.17
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 12.4 0.11 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 14.4 0.13 7.689.17
30 Pharmaceutical products 27.0 0.24 128.9-79.05
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 129.2-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 27.3 0.25 36.1-24.20
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 59.3 0.53 951.7-93.77
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 29.3 0.26 20.443.78
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 13.9 0.13 44.1-68.39
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 138.9 1.25 654.5-78.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 150.2 1.35 273.9-45.17
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.8-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 72.1 0.65 58.922.44
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 152.9 1.38 219.8-30.40
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 20.6 0.19 243.9-91.53
55 Man-made staple fibers 135.1 1.22 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 21.3 0.19 3.7483.78
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.1 0.04 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 374.2-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.2 0.03 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4.1 0.04 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 42.0-100.00
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 6.0-100.00
72 Iron and steel 12.7 0.11 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 728.9 6.56 23.43,021.26
75 Nickel and articles thereof 52.6 0.47 28.087.63
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6.6 0.06 96.0-93.16
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 22.9 0.21 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,185.9 19.67 1,245.975.44
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 1,319.0 11.87 240.1449.41
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,278.6 20.50 1,396.963.12
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 40.0 0.36 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 841.3 7.57 668.725.82
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 70.7 0.64 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 506.6 4.56 35.01,347.30
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9.8 0.09 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 6.8-100.00

US Imports from Albania

The major share of US imports from Albania in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 42.13% of US total imports from Albania (36.96% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 32.37% of US total imports from Albania (42.01% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.36% of US total imports from Albania (4.73% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.80% of US total imports from Albania (2.66% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.17% of US total imports from Albania (1.91% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.09% of US total imports from Albania (1.39% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Albania in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.1 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 $0.0 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Albania in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Albania in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 219.4 2.96 63.1247.90
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 701.0 9.46 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 32.2 0.43 77.9-58.73
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,396.0 18.84 2,240.5-37.69
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9.0 0.12 10.5-14.07
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 12.3 0.17 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 28.9 0.39 18.060.50
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 207.4 2.80 152.336.15
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 11.3 0.15 310.1-96.37
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1.1 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 66.0 0.89 75.4-12.43
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 8.1 0.11 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7.0 0.09 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 1.2-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 1.9 0.03 6.6-70.43
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 794.2 10.72 145.2446.93
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 568.0 7.67 637.2-10.86
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4.9 0.07 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,743.3 23.53 1,328.131.26
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9.0 0.12 1.8409.07
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3.0 0.04 17.8-82.93
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 2.1-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 8.2 0.11 0.0
72 Iron and steel 1,060.9 14.32 271.3291.03
73 Articles of iron or steel 10.6 0.14 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 67.0 0.90 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4.3 0.06 5.5-21.69
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 82.4 1.11 103.9-20.72
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 123.6 1.67 87.940.58
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 60.3 0.81 37.560.74
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce