US trade (export - import) with Albania in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Albania in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Albania

In 2013, US trade with Albania totaled $98.2 million, up 32.66% ($24.2 million) from 2012.

US exports to Albania in 2013 totaled $74.4 million, up 37.50% ($20.3 million) from 2012.

US imports from Albania in 2013 totaled $23.8 million, up 19.53% ($3.9 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Albania in 2013 was $50.5 million, a 47.99% increase ($16.4 million) over 2012.

Albania was the US 164th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 169th in 2012), accounting for 0.0025% of US total trade (up from 0.0019% in 2012).

Albania was the US 156th largest export market in 2013 (up from 163rd in 2012), accounting for 0.0047% of US total exports (up from 0.0035% in 2012).

Albania was the US 153rd largest supplier in 2013 (up from 157th in 2012), accounting for 0.0010% of US total imports (up from 0.0009% in 2012).

US Exports to Albania

The major share of US exports to Albania in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 41.57% of US total exports to Albania (56.50% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 29.42% of US total exports to Albania (24.08% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.32% of US total exports to Albania (6.11% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.96% of US total exports to Albania (5.01% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.10% of US total exports to Albania (3.34% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.63% of US total exports to Albania (2.21% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Albania in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $10.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $8.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $3.7 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1.9 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) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Albania in 2013 over 2012 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) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Albania in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 27,447.8 36.91 27,904.8-1.64
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 211.2 0.28 252.5-16.36
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 80.3 0.11 402.4-80.04
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 230.2 0.31 65.8249.87
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 195.0 0.26 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 243.4 0.33 690.6-64.76
10 Cereals 117.6 0.16 695.5-83.09
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 50.6 0.07 15.4228.81
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10.7 0.01 8.722.49
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 54.5 0.07 70.0-22.14
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,271.5 3.05 409.3455.01
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 33.4-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 245.8-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,943.7 3.96 2,460.219.65
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 19.9 0.03 66.8-70.14
30 Pharmaceutical products 193.6 0.26 233.6-17.13
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 223.6 0.30 231.1-3.25
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 384.8 0.52 576.5-33.25
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 721.7 0.97 151.0377.94
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 30.6 0.04 30.30.84
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 65.0 0.09 71.6-9.17
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 13.6 0.02 14.9-9.17
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10,126.3 13.62 1,225.4726.34
39 Plastics and articles thereof 293.9 0.40 618.7-52.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 63.6 0.09 76.8-17.20
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 248.8 0.33 241.33.08
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 76.2 0.10 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3.4 0.00 25.7-86.56
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21.9 0.03 24.4-10.36
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 26.4 0.04 20.528.69
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 22.5-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 9.1 0.01 22.0-58.78
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3.7 0.00 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 50.5 0.07 40.026.28
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 35.9 0.05 18.990.30
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3.7 0.00 21.7-83.09
69 Ceramic products 6.5 0.01 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 815.2 1.10 1,808.4-54.92
72 Iron and steel 18.0 0.02 291.4-93.81
73 Articles of iron or steel 331.5 0.45 567.5-41.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 209.2-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 73.3 0.10 81.8-10.32
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 15.6 0.02 2.7476.63
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 33.3 0.04 14.0137.42
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 23.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,095.8 17.61 2,240.3484.57
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 1,429.8 1.92 2,666.9-46.39
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,164.9 8.29 6,479.9-4.86
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 117.6 0.16 311.0-62.20
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 136.9 0.18 265.7-48.47
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 930.4 1.25 1,059.7-12.20
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 65.0 0.09 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 20.4-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 9.5 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 113.9 0.15 101.312.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 37.3 0.05 147.8-74.76
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 25.5 0.03 5.0410.32
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8.4 0.01 51.8-83.69
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,463.7 6.00 715.7523.66

US Imports from Albania

The major share of US imports from Albania in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 59.48% of US total imports from Albania (45.91% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 20.64% of US total imports from Albania (20.42% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.46% of US total imports from Albania (26.92% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.95% of US total imports from Albania (0.65% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.83% of US total imports from Albania (1.75% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Albania in 2013 over 2012 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) - an increase of $5.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - 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;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Albania in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $2.9 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Albania in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 19.8-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 531.1 2.23 424.525.12
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5.1 0.02 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,079.0 4.53 1,253.7-13.94
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 12,343.4 51.80 6,990.176.58
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 22.6-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 20.8 0.09 136.9-84.83
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5.9 0.02 10.5-43.73
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 168.3 0.71 186.8-9.95
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9.9 0.04 45.7-78.31
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8.8 0.04 61.1-85.60
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4.7 0.02 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 100.9 0.42 14.7585.85
39 Plastics and articles thereof 41.7 0.18 6.1586.09
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7.6 0.03 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 37.5 0.16 28.431.81
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 411.9 1.73 315.030.77
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 24.8 0.10 32.0-22.58
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.3 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 1.1-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3.4 0.01 0.8315.98
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 285.4 1.20 522.1-45.34
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,744.2 11.52 2,197.724.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,885.5 7.91 1,348.639.80
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 17.0-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7.9 0.03 16.5-52.29
72 Iron and steel 2,420.2 10.16 5,354.8-54.80
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 63.9 0.27 9.4580.10
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9.0 0.04 2.6245.88
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 29.7 0.12 46.6-36.30
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 336.2 1.41 49.8574.59
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 98.5 0.41 23.0328.85
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 23.8-100.00
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 125.2 0.53 123.81.16
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10.5 0.04 26.4-60.41
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 298.8 1.25 321.0-6.92
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 708.8 2.97 289.0145.26
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce