US trade (export - import) with Albania in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 22, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Albania in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Albania

In 2015, US trade with Albania totaled $193.8 million, up 59.47% ($72.3 million) from 2014.

US exports to Albania in 2015 were $30.8 million, down 39.89% ($20.5 million) from 2014.

US imports from Albania in 2015 totaled $163.0 million, up 131.99% ($92.7 million) from 2014.

US trade deficit with Albania in 2015 was $132.2 million, a 596.23% increase ($113.2 million) over 2014.

Albania was the US 142nd largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 159th in 2014), accounting for 0.0051% of US total trade (up from 0.0030% in 2014).

Albania was the US 174th largest export market in 2015 (down from 162nd in 2014), accounting for 0.0020% of US total exports (down from 0.0032% in 2014).

Albania was the US 113th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 134th in 2014), accounting for 0.0071% of US total imports (up from 0.0029% in 2014).

US Exports to Albania

The major share of US exports to Albania in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 37.50% of US total exports to Albania (37.52% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 30.05% of US total exports to Albania (34.25% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.54% of US total exports to Albania (10.39% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 7.14% of US total exports to Albania (11.82% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.27% of US total exports to Albania (1.16% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.07% of US total exports to Albania (0.77% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.75% of US total exports to Albania (1.25% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Albania in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $0.8 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 $0.5 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - 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;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Albania in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4.7 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $4.1 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $3.9 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $3.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.4 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;
  • 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 $0.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.2 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 $0.2 million;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Albania in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 7,983.6 25.90 11,900.6-32.91
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 152.5 0.49 208.9-26.97
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 125.4 0.41 41.5202.38
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 253.0 0.82 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 408.3 1.32 667.1-38.79
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 21.8-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 53.6 0.17 74.5-28.13
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 10.7-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 20.6 0.07 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 4,129.5-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3.5 0.01 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 147.4 0.48 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 78.5 0.25 263.6-70.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7.1 0.02 183.7-96.14
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 17.0 0.06 49.6-65.78
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 12.6 0.04 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,200.1 7.14 6,060.4-63.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 63.8 0.21 83.1-23.28
29 Organic chemicals 50.6 0.16 71.2-28.99
30 Pharmaceutical products 118.9 0.39 520.3-77.14
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 335.4 1.09 191.075.62
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 152.5 0.49 200.1-23.79
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 709.8 2.30 189.2275.15
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 19.6 0.06 36.6-46.41
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 17.5-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,668.3 8.66 3,528.5-24.38
39 Plastics and articles thereof 644.3 2.09 385.867.02
40 Rubber and articles thereof 27.2 0.09 103.0-73.62
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 27.8 0.09 32.3-13.87
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 161.7 0.52 205.9-21.47
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 382.6 1.24 379.30.85
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 134.3 0.44 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 20.1 0.07 7.7161.59
52 Cotton 4.6 0.01 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 3.2 0.01 3.10.92
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 16.9 0.05 113.7-85.15
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 222.8 0.72 256.5-13.12
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 77.3 0.25 19.7291.43
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4.7 0.02 3.247.70
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 13.5 0.04 0.0
69 Ceramic products 4.8 0.02 10.0-52.00
70 Glass and glassware 163.1 0.53 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 7.4 0.02 396.9-98.15
73 Articles of iron or steel 93.5 0.30 172.0-45.65
75 Nickel and articles thereof 40.8 0.13 195.5-79.12
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7.9 0.03 11.9-33.56
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 62.1 0.20 246.8-74.82
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 27.7 0.09 17.260.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,763.4 8.96 7,452.8-62.92
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 990.5 3.21 1,291.7-23.32
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 38.8 0.13 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,981.0 19.40 8,893.4-32.75
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 11.6 0.04 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 26.5 0.09 233.2-88.63
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,747.0 5.67 1,367.127.78
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3.7 0.01 13.5-72.95
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 850.0 2.76 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 79.7 0.26 163.3-51.19
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 49.1 0.16 74.9-34.49
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 57.5 0.19 6.6765.44
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 54.7 0.18 49.610.35
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 440.8 1.43 709.5-37.87

US Imports from Albania

The major share of US imports from Albania in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 79.30% of US total imports from Albania (58.95% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.75% of US total imports from Albania (22.19% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.42% of US total imports from Albania (9.44% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.16% of US total imports from Albania (4.45% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.56% of US total imports from Albania (0.52% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Albania in 2015 over 2014 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 $87.9 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 $2.2 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.6 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Albania in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1.1 million.
US imports from Albania in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.0 0.00 16.8-75.98
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 9.5 0.01 4.897.04
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 569.8 0.35 602.9-5.48
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 141.3 0.09 89.258.38
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 565.2 0.35 886.5-36.24
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14,465.8 8.87 13,745.45.24
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 37.1 0.02 43.5-14.64
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7.3 0.00 24.2-69.77
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 16.5-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 27.5 0.02 54.3-49.29
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 14.3 0.01 7.297.75
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 57.5 0.04 99.6-42.26
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 129,273.3 79.30 41,422.2212.09
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 18.3 0.01 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 350.6 0.22 163.5114.49
39 Plastics and articles thereof 18.5 0.01 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6.1 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 932.3 0.57 641.945.26
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1.3 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 312.5 0.19 381.9-18.15
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 43.0 0.03 54.9-21.60
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 0.3-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 1.8 0.00 0.5248.24
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.0 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.4 0.00 3.0-86.71
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.7 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 665.2 0.41 841.0-20.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,693.6 2.27 3,122.918.27
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,833.8 1.74 2,657.36.64
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.8 0.00 3.1-73.81
70 Glass and glassware 20.4 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 31.1 0.02 54.1-42.49
72 Iron and steel 4,750.8 2.91 2,706.275.55
73 Articles of iron or steel 185.7 0.11 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 9.1 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 197.4 0.12 418.5-52.84
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2.6 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 69.9 0.04 156.9-55.45
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 2,406.7 1.48 194.71,136.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12.4 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 61.5 0.04 17.2257.27
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 141.6 0.09 157.7-10.19
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 25.2 0.02 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 594.7 0.36 134.1343.37
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 448.0 0.27 1,536.1-70.84
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce