US trade (export - import) with Albania in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Albania in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Albania

In 2014, US trade with Albania totaled $121.5 million, up 23.78% ($23.4 million) from 2013.

US exports to Albania in 2014 were $51.3 million, down 31.04% ($23.1 million) from 2013.

US imports from Albania in 2014 totaled $70.3 million, up 194.88% ($46.4 million) from 2013.

US trade balance with Albania went from a surplus of $50.5 million in 2013, to a deficit of $19.0 million in 2014.

Albania was the US 159th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 164th in 2013), accounting for 0.0030% of US total trade (up from 0.0025% in 2013).

Albania was the US 162nd largest export market in 2014 (down from 156th in 2013), accounting for 0.0032% of US total exports (down from 0.0047% in 2013).

Albania was the US 134th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 153rd in 2013), accounting for 0.0029% of US total imports (up from 0.0010% in 2013).

US Exports to Albania

The major share of US exports to Albania in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 37.52% of US total exports to Albania (29.42% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 34.25% of US total exports to Albania (41.57% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.82% of US total exports to Albania (3.96% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.39% of US total exports to Albania (16.32% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.25% of US total exports to Albania (0.63% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.16% of US total exports to Albania (0.47% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.77% of US total exports to Albania (1.10% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Albania in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $4.1 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Albania in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $15.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $6.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.8 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $2.1 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 $0.5 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 $0.4 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - 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 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 11,900.6 23.21 27,447.8-56.64
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 208.9 0.41 211.2-1.10
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5.1 0.01 80.3-93.68
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 41.5 0.08 230.2-81.99
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 195.0-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 667.1 1.30 243.4174.07
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 117.6-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 21.8 0.04 50.6-56.97
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 74.5 0.15 10.7597.99
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 10.7 0.02 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6.3 0.01 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,129.5 8.05 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 263.6 0.51 54.5383.41
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 183.7 0.36 2,271.5-91.91
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 49.6 0.10 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,060.4 11.82 2,943.7105.88
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 83.1 0.16 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 71.2 0.14 19.9256.94
30 Pharmaceutical products 520.3 1.01 193.6168.76
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 191.0 0.37 223.6-14.57
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 200.1 0.39 384.8-48.00
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 189.2 0.37 721.7-73.78
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 36.6 0.07 30.619.74
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3.1 0.01 65.0-95.26
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 17.5 0.03 13.628.79
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,528.5 6.88 10,126.3-65.16
39 Plastics and articles thereof 385.8 0.75 293.931.25
40 Rubber and articles thereof 103.0 0.20 63.661.93
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 32.3 0.06 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 205.9 0.40 248.8-17.21
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 379.3 0.74 76.2397.90
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7.7 0.01 21.9-64.91
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 26.4-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 3.1 0.01 9.1-65.27
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 113.7 0.22 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 256.5 0.50 50.5407.82
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 19.7 0.04 35.9-45.06
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.2 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
69 Ceramic products 10.0 0.02 6.553.85
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 396.9 0.77 815.2-51.31
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 18.0-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 172.0 0.34 331.5-48.12
75 Nickel and articles thereof 195.5 0.38 73.3166.59
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11.9 0.02 15.6-23.30
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 246.8 0.48 33.3641.30
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 17.2 0.03 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,452.8 14.53 13,095.8-43.09
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 1,291.7 2.52 1,429.8-9.66
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8,893.4 17.34 6,164.944.26
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 117.6-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 233.2 0.45 136.970.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,367.1 2.67 930.446.94
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 65.0-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 13.5 0.03 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 9.5-100.00
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 163.3 0.32 113.943.42
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 74.9 0.15 37.3100.88
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6.6 0.01 25.5-73.98
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 49.6 0.10 8.4487.50
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 709.5 1.38 4,463.7-84.11

US Imports from Albania

The major share of US imports from Albania in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 58.95% of US total imports from Albania (0.00% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.19% of US total imports from Albania (59.48% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.44% of US total imports from Albania (20.64% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.45% of US total imports from Albania (10.46% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.62% of US total imports from Albania (1.83% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.52% of US total imports from Albania (1.95% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Albania in 2014 over 2013 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 $41.4 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase 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) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Albania in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Albania in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16.8 0.02 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4.8 0.01 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 602.9 0.86 531.113.51
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 89.2 0.13 5.11,666.38
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 886.5 1.26 1,079.0-17.84
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13,745.4 19.56 12,343.411.36
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 43.5 0.06 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 24.2 0.03 20.816.58
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 16.5 0.02 5.9179.12
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 54.3 0.08 168.3-67.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7.2 0.01 9.9-27.31
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 99.6 0.14 8.81,030.78
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 41,422.2 58.95 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 163.5 0.23 100.962.01
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 41.7-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 641.9 0.91 37.51,612.10
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 381.9 0.54 411.9-7.29
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 54.9 0.08 24.8121.44
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.4 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 0.3 0.00 0.36.46
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.5 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3.0 0.00 3.4-11.32
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 841.0 1.20 285.4194.69
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,122.9 4.44 2,744.213.80
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2.3 0.00 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,657.3 3.78 1,885.540.94
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3.1 0.00 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 54.1 0.08 7.9586.80
72 Iron and steel 2,706.2 3.85 2,420.211.82
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 418.5 0.60 63.9554.50
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2.9 0.00 9.0-68.16
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 156.9 0.22 29.7428.53
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 194.7 0.28 336.2-42.09
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17.2 0.02 98.5-82.52
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 157.7 0.22 125.225.93
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 10.5-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 134.1 0.19 298.8-55.11
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,536.1 2.19 708.8116.71
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce