US trade with Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 14, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Albania

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Albania was $27.8 million, down 49.30% ($27.0 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $17.6 million, down 5.41% ($1.0 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $10.2 million, down 71.85% ($26.0 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Albania went from a deficit of $17.6 million in the 2nd quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $7.4 million in the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Albania was the US 160th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 134th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0028% of US total trade (down from 0.0059% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Albania was the US 149th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 145th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0046% of US total exports (down from 0.0051% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Albania was the US 141st largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 113th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0017% of US total imports (down from 0.0064% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Albania

The major share of US exports to Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 49.24% of US total exports to Albania (69.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 21.51% of US total exports to Albania (13.29% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.99% of US total exports to Albania (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.38% of US total exports to Albania (10.40% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.95% of US total exports to Albania (1.51% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.30% of US total exports to Albania (0.03% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.23% of US total exports to Albania (1.90% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 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 $1.8 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1.3 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;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.1 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 $0.1 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,125.2 17.77 1,806.273.02
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 31.8 0.18 77.0-58.71
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 23.2 0.13 41.2-43.71
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 114.4 0.65 0.0
10 Cereals 192.1 1.09 150.028.09
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 47.1-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 116.1 0.66 30.1285.14
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 181.1 1.03 302.8-40.18
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 15.9-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,756.6 9.99 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13.2 0.07 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 9.5 0.05 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 31.2 0.18 10.1209.14
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 56.9 0.32 3.31,613.19
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 109.3 0.62 61.777.26
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 604.0 3.43 604.8-0.12
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 42.4 0.24 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 81.5 0.46 894.5-90.89
39 Plastics and articles thereof 689.6 3.92 356.193.65
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11.3 0.06 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 137.7 0.78 132.43.96
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 180.5 1.03 128.440.57
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 23.9 0.14 20.119.09
54 Man-made filaments 3.6 0.02 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 135.1 0.77 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 32.9 0.19 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 41.9 0.24 2.81,374.58
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10.9 0.06 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4.4 0.03 2.856.08
69 Ceramic products 4.1 0.02 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 35.4 0.20 10.1249.16
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2.6 0.01 35.9-92.85
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 48.9 0.28 5.0887.19
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2.7 0.02 2.66.42
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 110.0 0.63 284.9-61.40
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 17.4 0.10 14.024.58
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,193.8 6.79 6,050.3-80.27
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 1,017.9 5.79 934.38.95
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,662.7 32.20 5,657.40.09
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 78.0 0.44 32.8137.73
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 707.2 4.02 229.3208.44
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 38.1 0.22 319.3-88.06
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 578.8 3.29 48.21,100.27
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 73.1 0.42 14.5404.18
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 15.0 0.09 31.0-51.61

US Imports from Albania

The major share of US imports from Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 45.13% of US total imports from Albania (1.68% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.72% of US total imports from Albania (11.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 20.06% of US total imports from Albania (5.15% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total imports from Albania (79.68% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $3.3 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - 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;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 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 $28.8 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.4 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 $0.4 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Albania in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 39.0 0.38 112.4-65.28
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5.0 0.05 34.8-85.67
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 23.1 0.23 25.9-10.80
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,236.0 21.95 3,777.2-40.80
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2.7 0.03 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 9.1 0.09 18.8-51.88
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 28,833.9-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14.5 0.14 48.6-70.15
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 148.0 1.45 507.7-70.85
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4.4 0.04 11.6-62.34
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 89.2 0.88 44.998.83
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.6 0.04 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 2.5 0.02 0.6310.96
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 417.0 4.09 67.9514.27
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 437.4 4.29 843.7-48.15
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1.0 0.01 36.2-97.36
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,183.1 11.61 915.629.22
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.9 0.03 1.2141.01
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 47.5 0.47 11.0330.09
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 10.7 0.10 0.0
72 Iron and steel 3,927.4 38.55 579.0578.27
73 Articles of iron or steel 5.1 0.05 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 665.8 6.53 29.62,147.63
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 67.7 0.66 0.0
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 0.0 0.00 2.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 13.4 0.13 2.7393.14
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2.5 0.02 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 102.3 1.00 53.491.68
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 15.2 0.15 91.7-83.44
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce