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Russian trade in goods with Malaysia in Q1 2017

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 first quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Malaysia

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Malaysia was $390,593,439, down 11.72% ($51,877,719) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $89,202,926, down 48.17% ($82,897,062) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $301,390,513, up 11.47% ($31,019,343) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Malaysia in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $212,187,587, a 115.92% increase ($113,916,405) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Malaysia was Russia’s 49th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 41st in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3038% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.4558% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Malaysia was Russia’s 69th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 52nd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1070% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2808% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Malaysia was Russia’s 31st largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.6666% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.7553% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Malaysia

The major share of Russian exports to Malaysia in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 64.08% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (58.96% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.39% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (31.50% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.19% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (2.95% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.85% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (2.85% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.31% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (1.97% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.25% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (1.75% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2,730,505;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $618,211;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $284,853.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $44,316,756;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $36,252,075;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,990,711;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,222,277;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,018,740;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $910,983;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $681,872;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $399,462;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $396,562;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $383,037.
Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 383,037-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 224-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 144,665 0.16 70,845104.20
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 77,820-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,711,466 1.92 2,393,338-28.49
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 204 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,578,845 1.77 1,975,407-20.07
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 11,419 0.01 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 57,149,587 64.07 101,466,343-43.68
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 263,445 0.30 102,122157.97
29 Organic chemicals 79,810 0.09 2,070,521-96.15
31 Fertilizers 14,597,601 16.36 50,849,676-71.29
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,863 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 75,103 0.08 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 4,956 0.01 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 17,530-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 50,162 0.06 1,0634,618.91
39 Plastics and articles thereof 228,231 0.26 126,23080.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,779,172 4.24 1,048,667260.38
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 887 0.00 320177.19
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 600,913 0.67 316,06090.13
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,488,953 1.67 1,888,415-21.15
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,642,910 1.84 2,865,187-42.66
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,336 0.00 2,63264.74
52 Cotton 6,136 0.01 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,706 0.01 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,075 0.00 150616.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 50 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 315 0.00 1,355-76.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 1,676-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 590 0.00 85594.12
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 280 0.00 70300.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 165,541 0.19 50330,982.00
69 Ceramic products 202 0.00 30573.33
70 Glass and glassware 60 0.00 170-64.71
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 618,211 0.69 0
72 Iron and steel 391,759 0.44 165,759136.34
73 Articles of iron or steel 97,268 0.11 83,67416.25
74 Copper and articles thereof 611 0.00 1,706-64.19
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 4,595-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,112,933 2.37 3,023,916-30.13
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 349,358 0.39 115,201203.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 202 0.00 2,470-91.82
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 261,383 0.29 382,686-31.70
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 622,365 0.70 483,51128.72
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 1,200-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,122,080 1.26 2,140,820-47.59
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 9,308 0.01 15,799-41.08
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 3,882 0.00 1,100252.91
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,940 0.01 7,70016.10
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,254 0.00 2,1863.11
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 422-100.00
SS Classified 6,889 0.01 8 220-16.19

Russia’s Imports from Malaysia

The major share of Russian imports from Malaysia in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 58.38% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (61.08% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.75% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (16.98% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.53% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (16.58% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.99% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (1.17% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.84% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (1.22% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $13,887,424;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $10,131,789;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $9,256,820;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,970,201;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,928,015;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $1,290,376;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $1,196,636.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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) - a decrease of $3,105,539;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1,961,105;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,811,038.
Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7,075 0.00 2,109235.47
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 60,085 0.02 89,122-32.58
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,802 0.00 16,025-45.07
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 73,812 0.02 58,06727.12
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 9,600 0.00 99,445-90.35
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 34,617,581 11.49 20,730,15766.99
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 31,435 0.01 61,730-49.08
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 14,348,847 4.76 14,545,273-1.35
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 571,046 0.19 968,686-41.05
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 155,690 0.05 220,707-29.46
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,351,948 1.44 6,313,053-31.06
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,263,224 0.75 2,155,6314.99
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 641,024-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 792,700 0.26 1,210,651-34.52
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 156 0.00 193,256-99.92
29 Organic chemicals 5,232,988 1.74 5,007,6934.50
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,524 0.00 86,243-92.44
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,768,891 0.92 1,572,25576.11
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 144,681 0.05 140,8892.69
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 2,575,380 0.85 2,357,0939.26
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 206,584 0.07 269,715-23.41
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 466,837 0.15 120,090288.74
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,943,311 2.30 5,015,29638.44
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,019,240 1.33 5,830,278-31.06
40 Rubber and articles thereof 33,485,594 11.11 24,228,77438.21
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 1,000-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 34,519 0.01 84,801-59.29
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 124,961 0.04 233,434-46.47
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 131,800 0.04 151,308-12.89
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 229,149 0.08 222,8082.85
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 43,466 0.01 0
52 Cotton 178,568 0.06 92,73892.55
54 Man-made filaments 90,508 0.03 12,546621.41
55 Man-made staple fibers 159,197 0.05 160,478-0.80
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 315,461 0.10 183,42171.99
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 14-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,660 0.00 438279.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 49,476 0.02 81,912-39.60
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 28,318 0.01 51,951-45.49
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,215,253 0.40 1,787,682-32.02
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 338,434 0.11 525,130-35.55
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 197,989 0.07 106,15686.51
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 333,596 0.11 85,205291.52
65 Headgear and parts thereof 26,183 0.01 63,116-58.52
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 119-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 27,785 0.01 8,182239.59
69 Ceramic products 209,613 0.07 819,954-74.44
70 Glass and glassware 221,393 0.07 358,684-38.28
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 23,305 0.01 5,452327.46
72 Iron and steel 54,381 0.02 279,573-80.55
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,836,399 0.61 2,544,248-27.82
74 Copper and articles thereof 128,592 0.04 118,1788.81
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 3,010-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 107,117 0.04 69,19654.80
80 Tin and articles thereof 18,482 0.01 6528,333.85
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 9,865 0.00 28,694-65.62
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 135,993 0.05 32,672316.24
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 250,440 0.08 219,01814.35
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 43,439,679 14.41 33,307,89030.42
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 110,607,050 36.70 113,712,589-2.73
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 8,908 0.00 10,540-15.48
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,934,371 1.31 3,108,10026.58
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 4,462-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17,974,603 5.96 15,004,40219.80
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 11,908 0.00 2,505375.37
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 181,312 0.06 175,3413.41
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 3,009,983 1.00 3,532,980-14.80
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,088,098 0.69 797,722161.76
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 470,667 0.16 450,1944.55

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia