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Russian trade in goods with Malaysia in Q3 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 third quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Malaysia

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Malaysia totaled $583,129,484, up 4.86% ($27,052,466) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $190,232,950, down 22.52% ($55,283,443) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $392,896,534, up 26.51% ($82,335,909) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $202,663,584, a 211.58% increase ($137,619,352) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Malaysia was Russia’s 44th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 39th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3989% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.4561% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Malaysia was Russia’s 50th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 43rd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2229% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3413% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Malaysia was Russia’s 32nd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 31st in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.6459% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.6214% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Malaysia

The major share of Russian exports to Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 81.14% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (81.60% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.45% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (6.77% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.86% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (6.65% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.35% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (1.05% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.78% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (1.76% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.34% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (1.97% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $3,013,725;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $1,674,214;
  • 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 $1,574,165;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,489,841;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $825,681.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $49,051,497;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $6,523,523;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $2,863,693;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1,586,370;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $830,854;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $721,803;
  • 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 $716,292;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $608,589.
Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 53,213-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,500 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 195,343 0.10 200,526-2.58
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 18,209 0.01 0
10 Cereals 10,227,000 5.38 11,813,370-13.43
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 416,326-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 169,825 0.09 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,451,866 0.76 1,089,63933.24
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,219 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,346 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,855 0.01 1,508686.14
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 181,786 0.10 3,045,479-94.03
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 64,643 0.03 9,056613.81
26 Ores, slag and ash 3,013,725 1.58 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 151,269,273 79.52 200,320,770-24.49
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,742,708 1.44 1,068,494156.69
29 Organic chemicals 66,545 0.03 675,134-90.14
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,185 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 7,070,802 3.72 13,594,325-47.99
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,450 0.00 135,432-98.93
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 124,046 0.07 6,4091,835.50
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 7,332 0.00 4,13577.32
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 19,873-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 22,053 0.01 2,821681.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 512,352 0.27 98,653419.35
40 Rubber and articles thereof 590,456 0.31 722,789-18.31
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 374,015 0.20 605,995-38.28
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,276,075 0.67 1,487,921-14.24
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,739,045 0.91 2,235,366-22.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 555 0.00 115382.61
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 9 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 18 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5 0.00 4,506-99.89
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 716 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 162,288 0.09 105,60553.67
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 259-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 42,426 0.02 25,60865.67
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,591,225 0.84 17,0609,227.23
72 Iron and steel 2,012,732 1.06 522,891284.92
73 Articles of iron or steel 37,441 0.02 124,445-69.91
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 964-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,261 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,416,394 1.27 1,590,71351.91
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 1,585-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 336,327-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9 0.00 9,793-99.91
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 288,974 0.15 1,010,777-71.41
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 388,325 0.20 1,104,617-64.85
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 9,450-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 872-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,871,364 0.98 2,702,218-30.75
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 716 0.00 13,234-94.59
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 66,883-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,483 0.00 6,225-11.92
SS Classified 267,355 0.14 255 0124.84

Russia’s Imports from Malaysia

The major share of Russian imports from Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 63.63% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (62.32% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.26% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (17.92% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.00% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (15.04% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.18% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (1.11% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.68% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (1.01% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $29,890,619;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $16,181,392;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $9,624,619;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $9,507,169;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $7,628,009;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $2,823,403;
  • 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 $1,678,540;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,542,207;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $1,284,445;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,192,930;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1,192,170.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
01 Live animals 5,000 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 949 0.00 11,162-91.50
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 106 0.00 1,026-89.67
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 32,857 0.01 12,000173.81
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 115,248 0.03 13,127777.95
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 49 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 209-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 19,200 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 29,378,905 7.48 21,750,89635.07
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 158,288 0.04 185,493-14.67
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 16,797,279 4.28 15,605,1097.64
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,073,085 0.27 922,72316.30
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 583,218 0.15 462,40226.13
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,275,563 1.34 5,051,8754.43
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 485 0.00 3,181-84.75
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,486,746 1.40 2,663,343106.01
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 37,456-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,180 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 720,459 0.18 954,032-24.48
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 61,874 0.02 0
29 Organic chemicals 2,105,663 0.54 1,766,22419.22
30 Pharmaceutical products 30,600 0.01 0
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 80,272-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,949,447 0.75 3,201,853-7.88
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 89,682 0.02 140,468-36.15
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 5,367,620 1.37 4,083,17531.46
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 330,788 0.08 268,37423.26
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 317,650 0.08 321,683-1.25
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,476,991 1.65 4,934,78431.25
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,481,611 1.65 6,860,030-5.52
40 Rubber and articles thereof 43,615,618 11.10 33,990,99928.32
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 37,302 0.01 82,120-54.58
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 671 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 127,402 0.03 187,730-32.14
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 91,277 0.02 99,509-8.27
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 138,251 0.04 268,352-48.48
52 Cotton 226,017 0.06 43,138423.94
54 Man-made filaments 34,757 0.01 126,791-72.59
55 Man-made staple fibers 78,401 0.02 56,40039.01
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 315,541 0.08 475,174-33.59
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,786 0.00 439306.83
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 79,336 0.02 29,700167.12
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 56,394-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,374,840 0.35 1,592,271-13.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 319,413 0.08 522,942-38.92
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 128,826 0.03 117,1239.99
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 78,750 0.02 55,15142.79
65 Headgear and parts thereof 48,085 0.01 60,044-19.92
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,767 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 15,164 0.00 39,820-61.92
69 Ceramic products 39,492 0.01 741,192-94.67
70 Glass and glassware 98,043 0.02 183,857-46.67
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 23,631 0.01 24,814-4.77
72 Iron and steel 383,463 0.10 391,377-2.02
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,665,299 0.93 2,472,36948.25
74 Copper and articles thereof 138,110 0.04 163,234-15.39
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 64,478 0.02 37,80070.58
78 Lead and articles thereof 78 0.00 84-7.14
80 Tin and articles thereof 879 0.00 9,612-90.86
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 25,263 0.01 4,888416.84
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 163,235 0.04 105,80454.28
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 178,668 0.05 266,456-32.95
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 67,395,313 17.15 51,213,92131.60
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 153,457,491 39.06 123,566,87224.19
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 149,847 0.04 17,230769.69
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,684,445 1.19 3,921,97819.44
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 24,328,472 6.19 14,821,30364.15
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,821 0.00 5,169-45.42
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 77,536 0.02 155,147-50.02
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 5,012,860 1.28 3,334,32050.34
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,651,586 0.42 1,501,8539.97
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 781,777 0.20 486,35160.74

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Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia