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

Russia’s Trade with Malta

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Malta totaled $504,501,936, up 2.17% ($10,716,325) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Malta in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $494,843,325, up 1.70% ($8,268,925) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Malta in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $9,658,611, up 33.94% ($2,447,400) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Malta in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $485,184,714, a 1.21% increase ($5,821,525) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

Malta was Russia’s 47th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 45th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.3702% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3776% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Malta was Russia’s 37th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 33rd in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.5902% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.5903% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Malta was Russia’s 95th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 101st in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0184% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0149% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Malta

The major share of Russian exports to Malta 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) - 98.39% of Russia’s total exports to Malta (99.72% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.09% of Russia’s total exports to Malta (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Malta in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $5,418,058;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1,658,704.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Malta in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Malta 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
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 9,672 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 486,868,722 98.39 485,210,0180.34
29 Organic chemicals 5,418,058 1.09 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 244 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 48 0.00 2,149-97.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 50 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 111,629 0.02 15,399624.91
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 230,487 0.05 147,20256.58
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 780 0.00 4,480-82.59
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 180 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 250 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 360 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 78 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 240 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,000 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 0 0.00 2,996-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,066,886 0.22 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,124,641 0.23 1,185,131-5.10
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 7,025-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Malta

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 69.83% of Russia’s total imports from Malta (82.08% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 28.13% of Russia’s total imports from Malta (14.68% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.15% of Russia’s total imports from Malta (1.87% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Malta in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th 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 $1,612,440;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $781,284;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $57,672;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $34,606.

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

  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $46,141;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $46,125.
Russia’s imports from Malta in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 207 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 17,239 0.18 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,654,687 68.90 5,873,40313.30
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 707 0.01 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,940 0.13 4,428192.23
40 Rubber and articles thereof 76,083 0.79 41,47783.43
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 37,875 0.39 84,016-54.92
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 22,083 0.23 6023,568.27
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 87,711 0.91 133,836-34.46
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 628 0.01 104503.85
65 Headgear and parts thereof 662 0.01 222,909.09
70 Glass and glassware 2,529 0.03 3,635-30.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 11,079 0.11 8641,182.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 522 0.01 575-9.22
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,776 0.02 220707.27
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 64,531 0.67 6,859840.82
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 2,639,388 27.33 1,026,948157.01
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 0.06 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 71 0.00 277-74.37
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,430 0.08 24,459-69.62
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 20-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 14,938 0.15 9,32460.21
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