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Russian trade with Malta in 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 Malta in 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Malta

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Malta was $2,230,116,564, down 11.75% ($296,859,911) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Malta in 2016 were $2,200,389,913, down 12.03% ($301,028,175) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Malta in 2016 totaled $29,726,651, up 16.31% ($4,168,264) from 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Malta in 2016 was $2,170,663,262, a 12.33% decrease ($305,196,439) over 2015.

Malta was Russia’s 40th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 38th in 2015), accounting for 0.4768% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.4802% in 2015).

Malta was Russia’s 30th largest export market in 2016 (down from 28th in 2015), accounting for 0.7707% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.7280% in 2015).

Malta was Russia’s 98th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 100th in 2015), accounting for 0.0163% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0140% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Malta

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 98.91% of Russia’s total exports to Malta (96.78% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.22% of Russia’s total exports to Malta (3.19% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Malta in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $17,467,803.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Malta in 2016 over 2015 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 $244,486,162;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $74,330,314.
Russia’s exports to Malta in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
10 Cereals 481,685 0.02 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 9,672 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,176,506,020 98.91 2,420,992,182-10.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 33,712 0.00 8,628290.73
29 Organic chemicals 17,503,674 0.80 35,87148,696.17
31 Fertilizers 528 0.00 18,490-97.14
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 12,257 0.00 5652,069.38
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 368 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,239 0.00 3,64116.42
39 Plastics and articles thereof 444 0.00 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 18,258 0.00 1,935843.57
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 733 0.00 123495.93
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 138,829 0.01 35,269293.63
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 784,268 0.04 564,18839.01
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,318 0.00 24,602-90.58
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 180 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,380 0.00 256439.06
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 554 0.00 573-3.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 534 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 360 0.00 457-21.23
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 54-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,042 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 569 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 12,977 0.00 2,736374.31
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 240 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7,950 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,000 0.00 8071,263.07
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 6,940 0.00 66,244-89.52
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 315,375 0.01 0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,066,886 0.05 75,397,200-98.58
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,455,448 0.16 4,246,427-18.63
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9,720 0.00 7,02538.36
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,551 0.00 0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 201 0.00 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 10 815-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Malta

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 63.20% of Russia’s total imports from Malta (75.83% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 34.53% of Russia’s total imports from Malta (21.40% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.44% of Russia’s total imports from Malta (1.83% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Malta in 2016 over 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 $3,804,959;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,113,360;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,098,234;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $99,114.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Malta in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1,227,320;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $819,427.
Russia’s imports from Malta in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,653 0.01 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 17,457-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 17,239 0.06 0
29 Organic chemicals 106,124 0.36 20,848409.04
30 Pharmaceutical products 18,361,130 61.77 19,180,557-4.27
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,937 0.01 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 71,950 0.24 32,677120.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 245,203 0.82 146,08967.84
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 83,267 0.28 162,440-48.74
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 453 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 1,090-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,742 0.01 7,577-63.81
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 19-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 46,639 0.16 36,40328.12
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 376,419 1.27 425,273-11.49
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 171 0.00 14220.42
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,466 0.01 1,70344.80
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,272 0.01 4,149-21.14
69 Ceramic products 111 0.00 358-68.99
70 Glass and glassware 17,213 0.06 10,33666.53
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 813 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 28,310 0.10 2,950859.66
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,592 0.01 1,36017.06
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 197 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 28,115 0.09 1,3022,059.37
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,123,712 3.78 25,4784,310.52
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 7,911,586 26.61 4,106,62792.65
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 5,354 0.02 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 363 0.00 415-12.53
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 1,227,320-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,223,966 4.12 110,6061,006.60
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 407 0.00 201,935.00
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 6,915 0.02 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 52,695 0.18 35,18749.76
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4 0.00 40.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,633 0.01 0

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