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Russian trade with Malaysia in 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 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Malaysia

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Malaysia was $2,147,427,291, down 1.33% ($29,001,680) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Malaysia in 2017 were $601,580,933, down 38.12% ($370,533,303) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Malaysia in 2017 totaled $1,545,846,358, up 28.36% ($341,531,623) from 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Malaysia in 2017 was $944,265,425, a 306.66% increase ($712,064,926) over 2016.

Malaysia was Russia’s 45th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 43rd in 2016), accounting for 0.3677% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.4653% in 2016).

Malaysia was Russia’s 65th largest export market in 2017 (down from 45th in 2016), accounting for 0.1685% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3405% in 2016).

Malaysia was Russia’s 31st largest supplier in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.6811% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.6608% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Malaysia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 62.95% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (75.09% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 23.09% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (11.83% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.35% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (3.28% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.65% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (3.53% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.60% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (1.72% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.37% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (4.44% in 2016).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $21,123,206;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $6,633,154;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $5,872,532;
  • 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 $4,431,847;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2,941,167;
  • 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 $2,578,980.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in 2017 over 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 $357,193,524;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $18,113,380;
  • 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 $16,101,127;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $14,389,062;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $5,880,127;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $3,811,884.
Russia’s exports to Malaysia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 93,254 0.02 95,238-2.08
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,500 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 553,461 0.09 945,132-41.44
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 224-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 187,034 0.03 196,216-4.68
10 Cereals 18,476,228 3.07 11,843,07456.01
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 730,958-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 487,973 0.08 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8,703,619 1.45 8,485,4392.57
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,219 0.00 54,539-95.93
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,096 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,187 0.00 1,712611.86
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,683,835 0.61 9,563,962-61.48
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 114,921 0.02 41,465177.15
26 Ores, slag and ash 6,391,875 1.06 519,3431,130.76
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 372,193,874 61.87 729,387,398-48.97
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,990,799 0.66 1,411,819182.67
29 Organic chemicals 473,116 0.08 4,285,000-88.96
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,621 0.00 6,050-56.68
31 Fertilizers 124,684,643 20.73 103,561,43720.40
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 32,581 0.01 223,707-85.44
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 391,672 0.07 28,9441,253.21
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 15,559 0.00 8,09692.18
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 21,085 0.00 53,299-60.44
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 89,600-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 296,656 0.05 76,646287.05
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,350,434 0.22 575,109134.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,669,422 1.27 4,728,25562.20
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 927 0.00 320189.69
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,826,845 0.30 1,619,82512.78
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,181,976 1.03 6,355,329-2.73
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,612,021 1.27 8,739,797-12.90
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,258 0.00 5,496-4.33
52 Cotton 6,136 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,715 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 40,383 0.01 4,791742.89
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,093 0.00 150628.67
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 8,760 0.00 6,32338.54
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,483 0.00 3,219-22.86
65 Headgear and parts thereof 590 0.00 85594.12
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 339 0.00 70384.29
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 667,122 0.11 292,944127.73
69 Ceramic products 202 0.00 289-30.10
70 Glass and glassware 104,188 0.02 43,151141.45
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,451,020 0.74 19,17323,115.04
72 Iron and steel 2,893,512 0.48 21,006,892-86.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 322,581 0.05 403,919-20.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 787 0.00 4,910-83.97
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,261 0.00 4,595-50.79
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 12,310,631 2.05 12,049,7532.17
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 4,671-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 419,559 0.07 781,196-46.29
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 257 0.00 16,511-98.44
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 631,766 0.11 15,020,828-95.79
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 2,959,563 0.49 19,060,690-84.47
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,844 0.00 16,387-76.54
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 354,400 0.06 87240,542.20
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,309,261 1.71 9,087,01913.45
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 9,308 0.00 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 6,350 0.00 14,334-55.70
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 33,907 0.01 114,583-70.41
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 16,723 0.00 19,779-15.45
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 422-100.00
SS Classified 548,448 0.09 487 45212.51

Russia’s Imports from Malaysia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 65.67% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (62.02% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.20% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (17.03% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.16% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (16.13% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.94% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (1.00% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.79% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (1.13% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Malaysia in 2017 over 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 $117,750,983;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $107,086,456;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $33,199,891;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $32,018,244;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $21,758,063;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $8,038,093;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $6,573,476.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Malaysia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 5,000 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 19,787 0.00 30,613-35.36
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 60,687 0.00 92,332-34.27
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 58,939 0.00 76,025-22.47
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 434,074 0.03 170,631154.39
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,383 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 101,299 0.01 109,045-7.10
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 21,405 0.00 11,56385.12
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 113,004,577 7.31 91,246,51423.85
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 460,215 0.03 473,997-2.91
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 63,417,659 4.10 59,946,4255.79
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,525,505 0.23 3,485,4401.15
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,956,320 0.13 1,657,63018.02
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 19,287,389 1.25 23,559,577-18.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 13,945 0.00 25,526-45.37
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 16,540,029 1.07 12,378,42333.62
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 1,011,764-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 18,824 0.00 0
26 Ores, slag and ash 84,607 0.01 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,492,489 0.23 3,396,7462.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 154,746 0.01 356,265-56.56
29 Organic chemicals 16,996,505 1.10 16,358,8143.90
30 Pharmaceutical products 77,351 0.01 86,243-10.31
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 271,196-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 12,358,178 0.80 10,562,46217.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,971,419 0.13 688,191186.46
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 16,085,275 1.04 13,021,46123.53
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,102,864 0.07 1,032,4526.82
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,618,987 0.10 1,533,8845.55
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 29,382,301 1.90 21,344,20837.66
39 Plastics and articles thereof 21,236,510 1.37 22,400,705-5.20
40 Rubber and articles thereof 149,410,654 9.67 117,392,41027.27
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 15,689 0.00 1,0001,468.90
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 176,138 0.01 420,348-58.10
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 671 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 691,548 0.04 915,859-24.49
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 406,956 0.03 550,880-26.13
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 592,668 0.04 748,536-20.82
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 43,466 0.00 0
52 Cotton 727,192 0.05 396,30483.49
54 Man-made filaments 155,369 0.01 403,800-61.52
55 Man-made staple fibers 679,221 0.04 731,803-7.19
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,473,436 0.10 1,468,8460.31
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 14-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 11,313 0.00 1,838515.51
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 720,085 0.05 449,72660.12
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 54,781 0.00 149,199-63.28
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,551,971 0.36 7,170,614-22.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,195,741 0.08 1,737,337-31.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 705,141 0.05 525,64534.15
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 563,786 0.04 320,85975.71
65 Headgear and parts thereof 297,383 0.02 196,23751.54
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 107 0.00 339-68.44
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 75,053 0.00 105,552-28.89
69 Ceramic products 289,841 0.02 2,787,269-89.60
70 Glass and glassware 587,306 0.04 850,019-30.91
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 51,636 0.00 45,28814.02
72 Iron and steel 1,407,810 0.09 845,04966.60
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,464,993 0.68 9,105,00914.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 610,360 0.04 606,0030.72
75 Nickel and articles thereof 517 0.00 47,784-98.92
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 459,307 0.03 228,154101.31
78 Lead and articles thereof 291 0.00 84246.43
80 Tin and articles thereof 32,619 0.00 11,625180.59
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 64,353 0.00 43,53147.83
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 589,408 0.04 308,06691.33
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 973,579 0.06 893,2898.99
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 295,854,966 19.14 188,768,51056.73
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 598,596,444 38.72 480,845,46124.49
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 532,105 0.03 84,907526.69
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 17,258,365 1.12 14,173,15921.77
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6,577,938 0.43 4,462147,321.29
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 96,289,140 6.23 63,089,24952.62
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 41,545 0.00 19,568112.31
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 461,572 0.03 812,304-43.18
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 18,171,389 1.18 14,402,80026.17
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,903,507 0.45 5,056,87236.52
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,585,962 0.17 1,941,16633.22
SS Classified 0 0.00 329 620-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia