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Russian trade with Malaysia in 2014

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Malaysia in 2014: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Malaysia

In 2014, Russia’s trade with Malaysia totaled $3,296,920,810, up 22.74% ($610,920,467) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to Malaysia in 2014 totaled $1,838,024,270, up 43.55% ($557,648,216) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from Malaysia in 2014 totaled $1,458,896,540, up 3.79% ($53,272,251) from 2013.

Russia’s trade balance with Malaysia went from a deficit of $125,248,235 in 2013, to a surplus of $379,127,730 in 2014.

Malaysia was Russia’s 40th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 43rd in 2013), accounting for 0.4211% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3189% in 2013).

Malaysia was Russia’s 37th largest export market in 2014 (up from 51st in 2013), accounting for 0.3699% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2428% in 2013).

Malaysia was Russia’s 34th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 36th in 2013), accounting for 0.5101% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.4463% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to Malaysia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 84.01% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (80.09% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.21% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (12.08% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.82% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (3.21% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.63% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (1.39% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Malaysia 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 $518,595,575;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $39,693,185;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $11,038,234;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $6,904,461;
  • 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 $6,131,011;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $6,108,552.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $25,698,461.
Russia’s exports to Malaysia in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 554 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 168,019 0.01 111,94950.09
10 Cereals 4,252,604 0.23 9,232,452-53.94
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 847,390 0.05 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,118 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,173 0.00 28,031-60.14
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,986,896 0.11 4,23646,805.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 155,700 0.01 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,544,054,060 84.01 1,025,458,48550.57
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 763,917 0.04 984,189-22.38
29 Organic chemicals 13,517,022 0.74 11,224,80320.42
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,687 0.00 1,52010.99
31 Fertilizers 141,061,376 7.67 101,368,19139.16
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,550,200 0.14 3,868,090-34.07
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11,687 0.00 4,511159.08
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 42,406 0.00 26,99957.07
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 47,708 0.00 95,268-49.92
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 91,680 0.00 93,692-2.15
39 Plastics and articles thereof 904,182 0.05 949,545-4.78
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,355,400 0.56 36,053,861-71.28
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 520 0.00 33555.22
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 281,098 0.02 196,51443.04
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 5,530,856 0.30 4,497,13222.99
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 24,032,617 1.31 12,994,38384.95
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 141,053 0.01 75,49186.85
52 Cotton 0 0.00 73,679-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 19 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 34,978-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,056 0.00 25,406-95.84
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,391 0.00 575141.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 30 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,507 0.00 17,032-85.28
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 543 0.00 4,085-86.71
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7,710 0.00 1854,067.57
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 70 0.00 6016.67
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 64,093 0.00 525,321-87.80
69 Ceramic products 50 0.00 17,663-99.72
70 Glass and glassware 114,996 0.01 90,47727.10
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,829 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 6,125,552 0.33 17,00035,932.66
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,750,559 0.26 709,477569.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 21,433 0.00 1,3711,463.31
75 Nickel and articles thereof 170,676 0.01 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,019,190 0.22 2,620,78153.36
78 Lead and articles thereof 192,941 0.01 33584,569.70
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 29,535 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 888,684 0.05 678,52530.97
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 107,044 0.01 1,6036,577.73
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 22,853,828 1.24 15,949,36743.29
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 21,026,305 1.14 14,895,29441.16
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 40,788 0.00 244,314-83.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,877,684 0.43 9,980,272-21.07
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 159,255 0.01 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 204,115 0.01 148,43637.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 69,972 0.00 8008,646.50
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 18,658 0.00 1,2221,426.84
SS Classified 18,448,834 1.00 27 068 421-31.84

Russia’s Imports from Malaysia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 58.44% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (56.41% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.53% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (16.38% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.84% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (17.12% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.56% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (1.66% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.01% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (2.68% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Malaysia in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $97,417,419;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $19,646,867;
  • 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 $7,807,848;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $6,630,095;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $5,785,339.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Malaysia in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $30,858,571;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $18,365,329;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $16,066,211;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $7,775,672;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $5,735,357;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $5,559,855;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $5,399,709;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - a decrease of $4,794,024.
Russia’s imports from Malaysia in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 4,139 0.00 4,949-16.37
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 174,735 0.01 182,275-4.14
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,592 0.00 4,107-12.54
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 146,867 0.01 120,94721.43
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 164,984 0.01 177,592-7.10
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 385,674 0.03 297,14629.79
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7,847 0.00 86,623-90.94
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 206,208-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 12,722 0.00 21,000-39.42
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 106,257,199 7.28 122,323,410-13.13
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 434,380 0.03 337,79128.59
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 101,556,124 6.96 81,909,25723.99
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,213,369 0.43 5,414,57514.75
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,103,616 0.08 653,35768.91
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 14,654,053 1.00 12,041,42921.70
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 53,149 0.00 174,664-69.57
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 9,978,371 0.68 6,248,74159.69
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,270,633 0.16 1,109,216104.71
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,538,137 0.59 7,427,95314.95
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 709,606 0.05 1,659,082-57.23
29 Organic chemicals 18,217,138 1.25 23,616,847-22.86
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7,971,206 0.55 6,445,32523.67
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 935,586 0.06 638,78346.46
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 4,026,073 0.28 4,143,161-2.83
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,041,093 0.07 663,31456.95
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 940,434 0.06 794,29618.40
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 22,564,043 1.55 28,123,898-19.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 42,740,848 2.93 48,476,205-11.83
40 Rubber and articles thereof 131,920,926 9.04 126,135,5874.59
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 45 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 97,665 0.01 189,138-48.36
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,253 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 851,527 0.06 1,145,639-25.67
45 Cork and articles of cork 57 0.00 1,878-96.96
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 19,756 0.00 17,63212.05
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,148,950 0.15 1,369,99356.86
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,918,836 0.13 1,903,2380.82
52 Cotton 1,482 0.00 99,000-98.50
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 2,437-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 1,846,015 0.13 2,526,641-26.94
55 Man-made staple fibers 30,162 0.00 1,2722,271.23
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 317,334 0.02 124,517154.85
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 37,229 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,561 0.00 1,4815.40
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 938,059 0.06 598,41656.76
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 627,971 0.04 720,962-12.90
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 14,497,566 0.99 14,504,804-0.05
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,531,069 0.17 3,037,397-16.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 564,568 0.04 479,72917.68
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,171,231 0.08 1,129,8083.67
65 Headgear and parts thereof 211,690 0.01 167,84326.12
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 10,288 0.00 2,915252.93
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 395,622 0.03 956,788-58.65
69 Ceramic products 7,353,477 0.50 723,382916.54
70 Glass and glassware 1,584,279 0.11 2,076,460-23.70
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 26,028 0.00 27,703-6.05
72 Iron and steel 390,331 0.03 1,398,964-72.10
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,756,083 0.53 26,121,412-70.31
74 Copper and articles thereof 727,150 0.05 764,291-4.86
75 Nickel and articles thereof 12 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,438,517 0.17 649,168275.64
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 197-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 969,494 0.07 5,763,518-83.18
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 27,332 0.00 4,158557.34
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 740,932 0.05 2,074,700-64.29
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,730,882 0.12 920,57188.02
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 193,034,422 13.23 200,810,094-3.87
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 564,715,637 38.71 467,298,21820.85
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 232,061 0.02 1,220,972-80.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 14,068,549 0.96 14,435,576-2.54
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,325,843 0.16 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 78,248,130 5.36 109,106,701-28.28
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 13,494 0.00 5,612140.45
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 38,599 0.00 75,850-49.11
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 59,879,495 4.10 52,071,64714.99
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,668,419 0.53 7,254,9105.70
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,678,894 0.25 4,400,919-16.41
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia