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Russian trade in goods with Malaysia in Q2 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 second quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Malaysia

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Malaysia totaled $531,295,199, up 3.42% ($17,562,033) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $197,137,187, down 21.55% ($54,158,663) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $334,158,012, up 27.33% ($71,720,696) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Malaysia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $137,020,825, a 1,129.83% increase ($125,879,359) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Malaysia was Russia’s 44th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 39th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3802% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.4720% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Malaysia was Russia’s 50th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 43rd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2348% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3782% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Malaysia was Russia’s 32nd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 31st in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.5990% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.6191% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Malaysia

The major share of Russian exports to Malaysia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 51.77% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (68.84% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 38.32% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (10.75% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.54% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (12.13% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.35% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (5.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.88% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (1.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.84% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (1.61% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $48,617,649;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4,424,684;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,056,309;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $723,089.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $70,936,406;
  • 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 $14,895,587;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $13,353,347;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $8,997,858;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,243,955.
Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 42,025-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,438 0.00 183,096-95.39
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 18,000-100.00
10 Cereals 0 0.00 29,704-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 149,504-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,695,112 0.86 1,126,02350.54
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 57,759-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,914,180 0.97 2,450,971-21.90
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 38,859 0.02 32,40919.90
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 102,024,685 51.75 172,961,091-41.01
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 395,739 0.20 142,424177.86
29 Organic chemicals 155,624 0.08 1,399,579-88.88
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,436 0.00 6,050-76.26
31 Fertilizers 72,721,124 36.89 24,103,475201.70
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,128 0.00 85,428-94.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 111,104 0.06 6,7471,546.72
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 3,271 0.00 2,65923.02
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 50,261 0.03 52,109-3.55
39 Plastics and articles thereof 279,129 0.14 117,085138.40
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,816,517 0.92 1,093,42866.13
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 40 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 569,052 0.29 241,966135.18
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,180,512 0.60 1,739,663-32.14
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,965,521 1.00 1,986,359-1.05
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 304 0.00 78289.74
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 15,058 0.01 4,791214.30
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 774 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 59 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 177,477 0.09 106,00767.42
70 Glass and glassware 39,335 0.02 17,372126.43
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 294,184 0.15 0
72 Iron and steel 191,469 0.10 9,189,327-97.92
73 Articles of iron or steel 39,107 0.02 110,124-64.49
74 Copper and articles thereof 176 0.00 1,181-85.10
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,340,794 2.20 3,284,48532.16
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 59,468 0.03 71,245-16.53
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 1,500-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 29,428 0.01 13,382,775-99.78
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 1,221,039 0.62 16,116,626-92.42
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,844 0.00 5,477-29.82
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 340,000 0.17 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,393,742 2.74 969,058456.60
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 1,593 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 8,250-100.00
SS Classified 53,604 0.03 0

Russia’s Imports from Malaysia

The major share of Russian imports from Malaysia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 60.94% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (60.70% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.41% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (18.06% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.66% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (15.52% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.27% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (1.45% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.96% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (1.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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) - an increase of $19,186,050;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $14,281,923;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $12,382,872;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $11,974,494;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $9,218,655;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $4,101,190;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $1,485,051;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $1,420,019;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,407,400;
  • 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) - an increase of $1,029,229.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $2,041,951;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2,020,472;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,095,552.
Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7,397 0.00 8,754-15.50
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 478 0.00 1,229-61.11
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 24,000-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 213,140 0.06 69,978204.58
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 72,024 0.02 9,600650.25
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 11,563-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 28,117,010 8.41 15,734,13878.70
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 136,139 0.04 70,61492.79
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 12,447,728 3.73 14,489,679-14.09
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,367,209 0.41 862,00658.61
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 593,856 0.18 647,360-8.26
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,182,465 1.55 5,740,692-9.72
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,202,940 1.26 2,717,88954.64
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 333,285-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,873 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,299,642 0.39 603,391115.39
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 71,356 0.02 35,184102.81
29 Organic chemicals 3,495,697 1.05 5,516,169-36.63
30 Pharmaceutical products 11,165 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 40,386-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,798,599 1.14 2,378,58059.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 143,543 0.04 196,412-26.92
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 3,695,438 1.11 3,946,927-6.37
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 293,645 0.09 227,62929.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 478,425 0.14 508,056-5.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,167,827 2.74 5,066,63780.95
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,678,876 1.40 5,774,428-18.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 35,689,895 10.68 23,715,40150.49
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 15,689 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 14,616 0.00 108,482-86.53
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 224,486 0.07 382,385-41.29
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 32,575 0.01 109,365-70.21
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 48,921 0.01 125,591-61.05
52 Cotton 218,822 0.07 148,16747.69
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 121,060-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 217,057 0.06 280,366-22.58
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 764,887 0.23 604,79226.47
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6,691 0.00 4791,296.87
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 367,795 0.11 235,43156.22
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 26,463 0.01 40,854-35.23
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,970,073 0.59 1,805,2259.13
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 377,427 0.11 329,50014.55
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 95,580 0.03 105,271-9.21
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 129,286 0.04 96,95133.35
65 Headgear and parts thereof 81,601 0.02 25,932214.67
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 107 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 31,128 0.01 36,445-14.59
69 Ceramic products 24,390 0.01 829,040-97.06
70 Glass and glassware 92,799 0.03 194,212-52.22
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,700 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 413,896 0.12 21,1031,861.31
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,209,817 0.66 2,727,054-18.97
74 Copper and articles thereof 148,008 0.04 137,0328.01
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 44,774-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 77,442 0.02 66,82915.88
78 Lead and articles thereof 95 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,985 0.00 1,9253.12
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 16,738 0.01 8461,878.49
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 103,550 0.03 80,94427.93
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 246,103 0.07 226,8658.48
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 56,554,832 16.92 42,272,90933.79
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 118,859,630 35.57 99,673,58019.25
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 289,639 0.09 33,748758.24
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,498,973 1.65 4,091,57334.40
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 22,443,556 6.72 13,224,90169.71
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10,983 0.00 5,325106.25
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 171,165 0.05 97,63175.32
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 4,555,533 1.36 3,526,30429.19
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,104,450 0.63 1,234,45270.48
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 539,157 0.16 659,986-18.31

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