US trade with Albania in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 21, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Albania in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Albania

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Albania totaled $32.5 million, up 8.16% ($2.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Albania in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $21.1 million, up 91.35% ($10.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Albania in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $11.4 million, down 40.20% ($7.6 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade balance with Albania went from a deficit of $7.9 million in the 4th quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $9.8 million in the 4th quarter of 2017.

Albania was the US 157th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 158th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0031% of US total trade (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Albania was the US 148th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 163rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0052% of US total exports (up from 0.0029% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Albania was the US 146th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 128th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0018% of US total imports (down from 0.0033% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Albania

The major share of US exports to Albania in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 69.13% of US total exports to Albania (55.44% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.00% of US total exports to Albania (26.63% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.03% of US total exports to Albania (8.42% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.95% of US total exports to Albania (3.44% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.67% of US total exports to Albania (3.51% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Albania in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 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 $8.8 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - 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 $0.4 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $0.2 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 $0.2 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Albania in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US exports to Albania in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,665.8 12.62 2,138.124.68
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 67.1 0.32 59.113.64
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 40.8-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 23.3-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 122.4 0.58 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 134.4-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7.9 0.04 28.8-72.69
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 56.1 0.27 14.3291.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 670.5 3.17 500.633.93
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 13.0-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 9.2 0.04 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 15.5 0.07 14.37.94
30 Pharmaceutical products 34.3 0.16 33.32.84
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 73.9 0.35 49.150.35
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 49.1 0.23 64.8-24.35
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 656.6 3.11 457.243.63
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 8.0 0.04 6.719.19
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 26.7 0.13 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 278.8 1.32 193.244.28
39 Plastics and articles thereof 523.3 2.48 98.6430.60
40 Rubber and articles thereof 20.4 0.10 11.971.11
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 215.4 1.02 137.257.05
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 379.9 1.80 172.8119.84
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 28.7 0.14 50.2-42.80
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 19.0-100.00
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6.6 0.03 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 12.6-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 27.6 0.13 32.9-16.09
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 10.0 0.05 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.8 0.02 176.8-97.86
75 Nickel and articles thereof 39.5 0.19 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 89.4 0.42 3.02,851.78
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4.2 0.02 207.8-97.98
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3.7 0.02 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 467.7 2.21 875.8-46.60
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 1,485.2 7.03 1,107.834.07
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,272.1 58.11 3,457.6254.93
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 32.7 0.15 4.5623.97
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 67.0 0.32 30.0123.26
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 275.4 1.30 643.5-57.21
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
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 4.2 0.02 15.2-72.46
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 60.0 0.28 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 21.0 0.10 36.4-42.32
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 106.5 0.50 7.01,412.57
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 233.5 1.11 143.662.64

US Imports from Albania

The major share of US imports from Albania in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 35.82% of US total imports from Albania (5.61% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 27.25% of US total imports from Albania (15.67% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 20.99% of US total imports from Albania (10.95% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.80% of US total imports from Albania (1.59% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.15% of US total imports from Albania (0.67% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.00% of US total imports from Albania (4.22% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total imports from Albania (55.75% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Albania in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $0.1 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;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Albania in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter 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 $10.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.6 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 $0.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.1 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 $0.1 million;
  • Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork (HS code 46) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Albania in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 34.6 0.30 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 207.5 1.83 255.1-18.65
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 228.8 2.01 77.2196.13
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,612.1 23.00 2,577.31.35
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 45.2-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11.5 0.10 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 10,583.9-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 653.0 5.75 300.4117.34
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.0 0.02 0.6233.05
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3.6 0.03 1.5135.49
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 68.3 0.60 277.4-75.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 127.4 1.12 65.694.29
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 61.5-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.3 0.03 0.0
52 Cotton 3.7 0.03 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.3 0.00 0.3-14.74
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 526.7 4.64 396.132.96
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 577.1 5.08 511.812.76
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,273.4 11.22 1,168.19.01
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.1 0.02 3.2-34.77
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 22.6 0.20 10.9107.22
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 9.4-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6.5 0.06 7.0-6.61
72 Iron and steel 2,859.8 25.19 799.5257.68
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 75.2-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,207.7 10.64 190.4534.27
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 64.5 0.57 703.4-90.83
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 23.1 0.20 93.8-75.40
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 25.8 0.23 3.2707.45
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 153.9 1.36 84.282.74
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7.5 0.07 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 92.5 0.81 123.0-24.82
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 555.0 4.89 540.52.69
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce