US trade with Albania in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 22, 2017

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

US Trade with Albania

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Albania was $46.3 million, down 32.85% ($22.6 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Albania in the first half of 2017 totaled $28.7 million, up 6.21% ($1.7 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Albania in the first half of 2017 were $17.6 million, down 58.02% ($24.3 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade balance with Albania went from a deficit of $14.9 million in the first half of 2016, to a surplus of $11.1 million in the first half of 2017.

Albania was the US 166th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 147th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0024% of US total trade (down from 0.0038% in the first half of 2016).

Albania was the US 160th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 154th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0038% of US total exports (just as in the first half of 2016).

Albania was the US 144th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 124th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0015% of US total imports (down from 0.0038% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Albania

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 53.39% of US total exports to Albania (60.94% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.99% of US total exports to Albania (14.18% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.39% of US total exports to Albania (15.50% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.33% of US total exports to Albania (0.05% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.63% of US total exports to Albania (1.86% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.05% of US total exports to Albania (2.97% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.38% of US total exports to Albania (1.43% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1.7 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 $1.2 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 $1.0 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;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.2 million.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1.3 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;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - 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 $0.3 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.2 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.
US exports to Albania in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,440.7 15.47 2,674.666.03
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 139.0 0.48 77.080.48
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 23.2 0.08 41.2-43.71
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 114.4 0.40 271.0-57.79
10 Cereals 199.9 0.70 243.0-17.71
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 9.5 0.03 121.7-92.23
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 47.1-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 180.3 0.63 30.1498.27
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 629.2 2.19 302.8107.83
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 15.9-100.00
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 0.19 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,763.8 6.15 14.212,316.58
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 25.6 0.09 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 23.9 0.08 7.6214.70
30 Pharmaceutical products 58.2 0.20 139.0-58.11
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 56.9 0.20 132.5-57.08
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 136.7 0.48 97.739.82
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 663.3 2.31 1,556.5-57.38
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 71.7 0.25 20.4251.73
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 13.9 0.05 44.1-68.39
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 220.4 0.77 1,549.0-85.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 839.8 2.93 630.033.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11.3 0.04 7.846.09
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 209.8 0.73 191.49.65
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 333.4 1.16 348.1-4.23
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 44.6 0.16 264.0-83.11
54 Man-made filaments 3.6 0.01 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 270.2 0.94 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 0.07 3.7483.78
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 37.0 0.13 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 41.9 0.15 377.0-88.89
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.2 0.01 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10.9 0.04 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 8.6 0.03 2.8202.90
69 Ceramic products 4.1 0.01 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 0.04 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 764.3 2.66 33.52,181.98
75 Nickel and articles thereof 55.1 0.19 63.9-13.76
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 48.9 0.17 7.8530.49
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2.7 0.01 2.66.42
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 116.6 0.41 380.9-69.40
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 40.3 0.14 14.0187.92
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,379.7 11.78 7,296.3-53.68
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 2,337.0 8.14 1,174.499.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,941.3 27.67 7,054.312.57
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 11.6-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 118.0 0.41 32.8259.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,548.5 5.40 897.972.45
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 108.8 0.38 319.3-65.91
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 1,085.3 3.78 83.21,204.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 82.9 0.29 14.5472.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 15.0 0.05 31.0-51.61
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 first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 32.60% of US total imports from Albania (2.10% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 29.35% of US total imports from Albania (9.51% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 26.78% of US total imports from Albania (15.24% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.26% of US total imports from Albania (0.49% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total imports from Albania (68.77% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $4.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - 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 $0.1 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Albania in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $2.4 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 $0.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Albania in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 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 258.4 1.47 175.447.30
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 706.0 4.01 34.81,928.23
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 55.3 0.31 103.9-46.77
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,632.0 20.64 6,017.7-39.64
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9.0 0.05 10.5-14.07
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2.7 0.02 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 12.3 0.07 6.393.47
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 38.0 0.22 36.93.03
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 221.9 1.26 200.910.44
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) 159.3 0.90 817.7-80.52
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5.5 0.03 11.6-52.87
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 155.2 0.88 120.229.08
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 8.1 0.05 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 10.6 0.06 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 4.4 0.03 7.2-38.40
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,211.2 6.88 213.1468.38
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,005.4 5.71 1,480.9-32.11
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5.9 0.03 36.2-83.81
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,926.4 16.63 2,243.630.43
65 Headgear and parts thereof 12.0 0.07 3.0300.33
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 50.5 0.29 28.975.01
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 2.1-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 8.2 0.05 0.0
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 0.06 0.0
72 Iron and steel 4,988.3 28.35 850.3486.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 15.6 0.09 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 732.8 4.16 29.62,373.79
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 72.0 0.41 5.51,221.34
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 0.47 106.1-22.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 13.4 0.08 2.7393.14
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2.5 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 225.9 1.28 141.359.88
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 75.5 0.43 129.2-41.59
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce