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Russian trade with Malawi in 2013

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Malawi in 2013: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Malawi

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Malawi was $63,689,025, down 13.48% ($9,925,558) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Malawi in 2013 totaled $3,536,323, up 8,625.20% ($3,495,793) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Malawi in 2013 were $60,152,702, down 18.24% ($13,421,351) from 2012.

Russia’s trade deficit with Malawi in 2013 was $56,616,379, a 23.01% decrease ($16,917,144) over 2012.

Malawi was Russia’s 120th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 125th in 2012), accounting for 0.0076% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0087% in 2012).

Malawi was Russia’s 159th largest export market in 2013 (up from 187th in 2012), accounting for 0.0007% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0000% in 2012).

Malawi was Russia’s 90th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 86th in 2012), accounting for 0.0191% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0232% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Malawi

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 92.20% of Russia’s total exports to Malawi (0.00% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.88% of Russia’s total exports to Malawi (0.00% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.39% of Russia’s total exports to Malawi (0.00% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.30% of Russia’s total exports to Malawi (100.00% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Malawi in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $3,260,432;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $100,000;
  • 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 $72,632;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $49,064;
  • 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 $19,558;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $17,828.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Malawi in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $29,826.
Russia’s exports to Malawi in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
10 Cereals 3,260,432 92.20 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,105 0.17 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,704 0.30 40,530-73.59
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 17,828 0.50 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 49,064 1.39 0
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 72,632 2.05 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 100,000 2.83 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 19,558 0.55 0

Russia’s Imports from Malawi

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 100.00% of Russia’s total imports from Malawi (100.00% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Malawi in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Malawi in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $12,099,987;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $1,319,449.
Russia’s imports from Malawi in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 82 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,787 0.00 2,496-28.41
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 1,139-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 340,204 0.57 1,659,653-79.50
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 59,809,019 99.43 71,909,006-16.83
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 178-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 23 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 25-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 658-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 550-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 205-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 12-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 353 0.00 0
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 31 0.00 60-48.33
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,203 0.00 711,594.37
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia