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Russian trade with Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2016

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 the third quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Malaysia

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Malaysia totaled $556,077,018, up 36.68% ($149,235,133) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $245,516,393, up 99.80% ($122,633,109) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $310,560,625, up 9.37% ($26,602,024) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $65,044,232, a 59.62% decrease ($96,031,085) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Malaysia was Russia’s 43rd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 45th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.4561% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3206% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Malaysia was Russia’s 49th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 64th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.3413% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1545% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Malaysia was Russia’s 31st largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.6214% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.5992% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Malaysia

The major share of Russian exports to Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 81.60% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (48.34% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.77% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (7.85% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.65% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (23.14% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.97% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (15.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.76% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (4.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.05% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (1.43% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 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 $140,938,949;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $5,271,470;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,115,897;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,015,423;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $886,411.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $13,367,655;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $11,434,576;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,094,062;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,046,609;
  • 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 $785,696.
Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 53,213 0.02 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 200,526 0.08 83,754139.42
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 94 496-100.00
10 Cereals 11,813,370 4.81 6,541,90080.58
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 416,326 0.17 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,089,639 0.44 74,2161,368.20
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,508 0.00 9,439-84.02
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,045,479 1.24 2,842,1977.15
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9,056 0.00 15,791-42.65
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 200,320,770 81.59 59,381,821237.34
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,068,494 0.44 182,083486.82
29 Organic chemicals 675,134 0.27 1,769,196-61.84
31 Fertilizers 13,594,325 5.54 25,028,901-45.69
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 135,432 0.06 131,8092.75
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,409 0.00 0
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 4,135 0.00 2,88843.18
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 19,873 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,821 0.00 6,660-57.64
39 Plastics and articles thereof 98,653 0.04 4,2012,248.32
40 Rubber and articles thereof 722,789 0.29 1,311,712-44.90
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 605,995 0.25 82,401635.42
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,487,921 0.61 2,211,449-32.72
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,235,366 0.91 2,803,169-20.26
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 115 0.00 2,750-95.82
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,681-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 2,185-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,506 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 105,605 0.04 65,70960.72
69 Ceramic products 259 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 25,608 0.01 7,576238.01
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 17,060 0.01 0
72 Iron and steel 522,891 0.21 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 124,445 0.05 1,171,054-89.37
74 Copper and articles thereof 964 0.00 60659.08
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,590,713 0.65 474,816235.02
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,585 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 336,327 0.14 109,976205.82
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9,793 0.00 6415,201.56
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,010,777 0.41 14,478,432-92.97
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 1,104,617 0.45 1,890,313-41.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,450 0.00 93,320-89.87
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 872 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,702,218 1.10 2,092,30629.15
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 13,234 0.01 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 66,883 0.03 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,225 0.00 0
SS Classified 255,012 0.10 14 4131,669.32

Russia’s Imports from Malaysia

The major share of Russian imports from Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.32% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (54.94% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.92% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (16.57% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.04% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (22.35% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.11% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (1.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.01% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (1.04% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 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 $31,335,540;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $3,061,250;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,562,618;
  • 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 $2,076,405;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,039,512;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,623,705;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,459,189;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $1,260,979;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $1,136,644.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $12,457,149;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $2,287,810;
  • 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) - a decrease of $1,916,324;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $1,305,682.
Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 11,162 0.00 5,96687.09
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,026 0.00 4,769-78.49
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 12,000 0.00 24,000-50.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 13,127 0.00 43,767-70.01
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 209 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 21,750,896 7.00 24,038,706-9.52
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 185,493 0.06 31,999479.68
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 15,605,109 5.02 28,062,258-44.39
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 922,723 0.30 1,390,671-33.65
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 462,402 0.15 441,8144.66
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,051,875 1.63 5,444,836-7.22
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,181 0.00 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,663,343 0.86 3,969,025-32.90
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 37,456 0.01 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 32-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 954,032 0.31 1,268,686-24.80
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 89,018-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 1,766,224 0.57 1,749,7020.94
31 Fertilizers 80,272 0.03 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,201,853 1.03 1,940,87464.97
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 140,468 0.05 156,478-10.23
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 4,083,175 1.31 2,006,770103.47
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 268,374 0.09 201,25433.35
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 321,683 0.10 303,8605.87
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,934,784 1.59 3,475,59541.98
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,860,030 2.21 6,188,13110.86
40 Rubber and articles thereof 33,990,999 10.95 30,929,7499.90
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 82,120 0.03 10,616673.55
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 187,730 0.06 451,971-58.46
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 150-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 99,509 0.03 902,275-88.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 268,352 0.09 425,135-36.88
50 Silk 0 0.00 265-100.00
52 Cotton 43,138 0.01 0
54 Man-made filaments 126,791 0.04 220,940-42.61
55 Man-made staple fibers 56,400 0.02 167,167-66.26
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 475,174 0.15 87,162445.16
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 439 0.00 91382.42
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 29,700 0.01 224,881-86.79
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 56,394 0.02 104 463-46.02
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,592,271 0.51 1,515,9125.04
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 522,942 0.17 350,59049.16
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 117,123 0.04 4,7052,389.33
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 55,151 0.02 233,573-76.39
65 Headgear and parts thereof 60,044 0.02 29,887100.90
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 404-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 39,820 0.01 10,254288.34
69 Ceramic products 741,192 0.24 714,8453.69
70 Glass and glassware 183,857 0.06 102,83978.78
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 24,814 0.01 20,30122.23
72 Iron and steel 391,377 0.13 437,566-10.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,472,369 0.80 3,131,439-21.05
74 Copper and articles thereof 163,234 0.05 128,52527.01
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 37,800 0.01 143,901-73.73
78 Lead and articles thereof 84 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 9,612 0.00 3,389183.62
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,888 0.00 17,216-71.61
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 105,804 0.03 356,152-70.29
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 266,456 0.09 372,950-28.55
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 51,213,921 16.49 48,651,3035.27
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 123,566,872 39.79 92,231,33233.97
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 17,230 0.01 37,514-54.07
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,921,978 1.26 1,882,466108.34
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14,821,303 4.77 13,197,59812.30
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5,169 0.00 1,221323.34
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 155,147 0.05 78219,739.77
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 3,334,320 1.07 5,250,644-36.50
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,501,853 0.48 365,209311.23
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 486,351 0.16 403,00820.68

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