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Russian trade with Malaysia in the 4th 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 fourth quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Malaysia

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Malaysia totaled $664,820,481, up 21.11% ($115,893,378) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $305,113,107, up 232.73% ($213,412,535) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 4th quarter of 2016 were $359,707,374, down 21.33% ($97,519,157) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Malaysia in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $54,594,267, a 85.06% decrease ($310,931,692) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

Malaysia was Russia’s 40th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 41st in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.4879% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.4198% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Malaysia was Russia’s 45th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 67th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.3639% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1112% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Malaysia was Russia’s 29th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 26th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.6860% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.9459% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Malaysia

The major share of Russian exports to Malaysia in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 83.63% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (58.55% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.01% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (22.66% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.53% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (1.95% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.08% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (4.05% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.60% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (7.15% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.10% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (5.58% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th 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 $201,031,649;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $11,096,919;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $3,881,640;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $3,646,099;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,615,284.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th 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 $3,480,769;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $3,233,646;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,204,060.
Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 178,472 0.06 175,9311.44
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 107,371 0.04 145,116-26.01
10 Cereals 0 0.00 852,584-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 87,307 0.03 122,543-28.75
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,876,439 1.27 230,3401,582.92
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 204 0.00 1,129-81.93
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,092,104 0.69 2,184,054-4.21
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 84,484-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 519,343 0.17 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 254,639,195 83.46 53,607,546375.01
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 952,889 0.31 397,851139.51
29 Organic chemicals 139,766 0.05 3,373,412-95.86
31 Fertilizers 15,013,962 4.92 14,195,4225.77
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,847 0.00 498,962-99.43
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 15,788 0.01 7,134121.31
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 1,302 0.00 1210,750.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 15,896 0.01 3,021426.18
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 89,600 0.03 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 20,653 0.01 68,887-70.02
39 Plastics and articles thereof 233,142 0.08 177,13631.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,863,369 0.61 2,056,414-9.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 455,807 0.15 192,160137.20
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,239,330 0.41 2,063,802-39.95
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,652,883 0.54 2,856,943-42.15
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,671 0.00 1026,610.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,506-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 462 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,543 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 81,282 0.03 47,36971.59
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 8,187-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,113 0.00 543,812.96
72 Iron and steel 11,128,916 3.65 31,99734,681.12
73 Articles of iron or steel 85,676 0.03 127,502-32.80
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,059 0.00 1,873-43.46
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,403,539 1.77 1,521,899255.05
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,086 0.00 3,324-7.16
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 258,424 0.08 99,635159.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,748 0.00 1,45688.74
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 244,591 0.08 3,725,360-93.43
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 1,355,933 0.44 1,170,11215.88
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 260 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,274,922 1.07 1,659,63897.33
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 40,000 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,118 0.00 5,767-45.93
SS Classified 25,095 0.01 0

Russia’s Imports from Malaysia

The major share of Russian imports from Malaysia in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 63.66% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (72.08% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.93% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (13.88% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.70% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (10.28% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $10,770,816;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $2,384,012;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,244,363.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th 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 $81,657,717;
  • 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 $18,990,697;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $5,817,187;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,832,808;
  • 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 $1,577,421;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,479,532;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,160,386.
Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8,589 0.00 6,82925.77
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 954 0.00 2,745-65.25
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 24,000 0.01 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 29,461 0.01 73,743-60.05
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 683-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 19,200-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 32,982,755 9.17 32,664,3810.97
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 156,160 0.04 138,91812.41
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 15,304,897 4.25 21,122,084-27.54
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 732,024 0.20 794,831-7.90
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 327,160 0.09 334,348-2.15
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,453,960 1.79 5,607,34615.10
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 22,345 0.01 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,864,871 1.35 2,480,85996.10
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 216,273-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 628,674 0.17 1,106,706-43.19
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 127,825 0.04 79,89959.98
29 Organic chemicals 3,932,522 1.09 5,765,330-31.79
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 34,699-100.00
31 Fertilizers 150,538 0.04 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,401,040 0.95 2,675,83427.10
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 210,420 0.06 251,329-16.28
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 2,634,267 0.73 3,040,009-13.35
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 266,734 0.07 319,075-16.40
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 566,881 0.16 184,012208.07
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,303,857 1.75 5,059,49424.59
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,945,488 1.10 5,425,020-27.27
40 Rubber and articles thereof 34,946,817 9.72 24,176,00144.55
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 144,946 0.04 12,3171,076.80
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 112,311 0.03 172,858-35.03
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 190,696 0.05 710,649-73.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 131,739 0.04 345,130-61.83
52 Cotton 112,260 0.03 10,207999.83
54 Man-made filaments 143,403 0.04 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 234,559 0.07 298,147-21.33
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 189,867 0.05 444,285-57.26
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 482 0.00 9,122-94.72
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 102,685 0.03 111,601-7.99
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 22,526-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,985,436 0.55 2,302,620-13.77
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 359,768 0.10 305,07517.93
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 197,122 0.05 113,09574.30
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 83,555 0.02 233,536-64.22
65 Headgear and parts thereof 47,147 0.01 42,04212.14
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 220 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 21,105 0.01 19,17310.08
69 Ceramic products 397,081 0.11 894,545-55.61
70 Glass and glassware 113,268 0.03 145,496-22.15
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 15,022 0.00 50,606-70.32
72 Iron and steel 152,996 0.04 334,542-54.27
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,323,264 0.37 2,483,650-46.72
74 Copper and articles thereof 187,560 0.05 10,0961,757.77
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 54,329 0.02 98,228-44.69
80 Tin and articles thereof 23 0.00 11,953-99.81
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 9,102 0.00 15,694-42.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 81,872 0.02 46,61575.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 180,950 0.05 403,747-55.18
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 62,067,210 17.25 143,724,927-56.82
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 143,781,578 39.97 162,772,275-11.67
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 23,389 0.01 20,40614.62
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,063,002 0.85 2,232,38037.21
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 20,038,628 5.57 20,811,325-3.71
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6,571 0.00 3,177106.83
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 383,369 0.11 59,093548.76
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 3,881,162 1.08 5,458,583-28.90
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,522,848 0.42 491,892209.59
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 344,610 0.10 425,270-18.97

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia