US trade (export - import) with Albania in 2017

Published or Updated: May 22, 2018

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

US Trade with Albania

In 2017, US trade with Albania was $105.6 million, down 40.11% ($70.7 million) from 2016.

US exports to Albania in 2017 totaled $62.3 million, up 23.45% ($11.8 million) from 2016.

US imports from Albania in 2017 were $43.4 million, down 65.56% ($82.6 million) from 2016.

US trade balance with Albania went from a deficit of $75.5 million in 2016, to a surplus of $18.9 million in 2017.

Albania was the US 164th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 147th in 2016), accounting for 0.0027% of US total trade (down from 0.0048% in 2016).

Albania was the US 159th largest export market in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.0040% of US total exports (up from 0.0035% in 2016).

Albania was the US 146th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 116th in 2016), accounting for 0.0018% of US total imports (down from 0.0056% in 2016).

US Exports to Albania

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 56.64% of US total exports to Albania (53.13% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.63% of US total exports to Albania (20.32% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.91% of US total exports to Albania (13.28% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.17% of US total exports to Albania (2.89% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.88% of US total exports to Albania (3.34% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.20% of US total exports to Albania (2.57% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.82% of US total exports to Albania (1.72% in 2016).

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $10.9 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2.3 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 $1.8 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1.7 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 $1.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - 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;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Albania in 2017 over 2016 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;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.9 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) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Albania in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 8,626.7 13.85 6,881.325.36
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 457.6 0.73 225.1103.29
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 23.2 0.04 93.0-75.04
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 253.8 0.41 248.12.30
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 65.2 0.10 23.3179.53
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 236.8 0.38 271.0-12.63
10 Cereals 199.9 0.32 1,335.0-85.02
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 17.3 0.03 150.5-88.49
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 47.1-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 254.1 0.41 149.270.29
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,464.9 2.35 803.482.34
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 0.09 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,788.6 6.08 1,455.8160.25
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 34.8 0.06 14.3142.74
29 Organic chemicals 39.4 0.06 21.979.55
30 Pharmaceutical products 126.8 0.20 274.3-53.76
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 160.5 0.26 227.7-29.50
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 233.0 0.37 232.10.40
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 1,772.3 2.85 2,506.2-29.29
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 107.3 0.17 31.1245.22
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 110.9 0.18 44.1151.65
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 805.3 1.29 2,209.0-63.55
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,116.5 3.40 1,102.791.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 43.3 0.07 32.035.31
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 4.3-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 507.9 0.82 530.4-4.23
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,052.0 1.69 715.747.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 151.8 0.24 332.4-54.32
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 78.8 0.13 106.5-25.99
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 3.6 0.01 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 278.7 0.45 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6.6 0.01 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 0.03 6.5230.55
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 37.0 0.06 424.8-91.29
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 120.3 0.19 421.5-71.46
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3.2 0.01 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10.9 0.02 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 27.8 0.04 8.6223.96
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 0.02 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 866.2 1.39 220.2293.28
75 Nickel and articles thereof 130.8 0.21 63.9104.67
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 180.7 0.29 14.21,168.41
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2.7 0.00 2.66.42
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 120.8 0.19 978.5-87.66
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 54.8 0.09 18.5197.25
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,129.8 6.63 8,827.2-53.22
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 5,076.6 8.15 3,312.253.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 23,316.5 37.45 12,420.787.72
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 58.2 0.09 16.2260.34
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 264.2 0.42 138.890.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,418.6 3.88 2,080.616.24
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 9.5-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 10.2-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 128.6 0.21 334.5-61.57
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 1,189.8 1.91 103.01,055.01
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 114.1 0.18 125.9-9.35
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 15.0 0.02 76.0-80.26
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 106.5 0.17 13.9668.62
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 781.3 1.25 659.318.50

US Imports from Albania

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 37.99% of US total imports from Albania (2.06% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 25.84% of US total imports from Albania (7.76% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.91% of US total imports from Albania (10.29% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.21% of US total imports from Albania (0.42% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total imports from Albania (76.13% in 2016).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $11.6 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - 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 $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Albania in 2017 over the 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 $95.9 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $3.8 million;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.6 million.
US imports from Albania in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2.8 0.01 5.3-46.54
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 34.6 0.08 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 611.9 1.41 672.0-8.95
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 716.8 1.65 55.11,201.74
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 307.7 0.71 190.561.50
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 8,120.6 18.72 11,920.9-31.88
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 5.0 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 37.8 0.09 16.5129.62
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2.7 0.01 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 25.6 0.06 10.7139.71
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 47.5-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 70.4 0.16 36.991.06
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 95,886.3-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,219.4 5.12 506.7337.99
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.0 0.00 3.1-35.83
40 Rubber and articles thereof 40.5 0.09 1.52,526.04
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 258.0 0.59 1,154.4-77.65
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5.5 0.01 11.6-52.87
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 335.5 0.77 243.837.59
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 8.1 0.02 61.5-86.90
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 13.9 0.03 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 1.2-100.00
52 Cotton 3.7 0.01 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 4.7 0.01 8.9-47.61
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 15.2 0.04 0.0
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 2,043.7 4.71 844.8141.92
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,449.0 5.65 3,066.6-20.14
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 46.3 0.11 120.1-61.41
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,629.2 15.28 5,722.415.85
65 Headgear and parts thereof 14.1 0.03 13.72.49
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 73.2 0.17 60.321.47
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 2.1-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 52.6 0.12 122.2-56.93
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 25.5 0.06 7.0265.96
72 Iron and steel 13,697.4 31.58 2,069.8561.76
73 Articles of iron or steel 18.0 0.04 79.5-77.33
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,762.9 6.37 448.0516.73
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 149.3 0.34 708.8-78.94
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 105.5 0.24 233.2-54.77
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10.2 0.02 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 39.2 0.09 20.690.84
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 526.9 1.21 307.371.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7.5 0.02 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 24.6 0.06 16.945.91
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 197.6 0.46 286.0-30.91
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,655.4 3.82 954.773.39
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce