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Russian trade in goods with Malaysia in Q1 2018

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 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Malaysia

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Malaysia totaled $687,577,721, up 76.03% ($296,984,282) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $304,106,884, up 240.92% ($214,903,958) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $383,470,837, up 27.23% ($82,080,324) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Malaysia in the 1st quarter of 2018 was $79,363,953, a 62.60% decrease ($132,823,634) over the 1st quarter of 2017.

Malaysia was Russia’s 40th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 49th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.4362% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3038% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Malaysia was Russia’s 47th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 69th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2952% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1070% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Malaysia was Russia’s 31st largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.7022% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.6666% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Malaysia

The major share of Russian exports to Malaysia in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 91.77% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (64.08% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.73% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (21.39% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.82% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (4.19% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.20% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (3.31% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.84% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (2.25% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.55% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (3.85% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $221,819,554;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,333,729;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,205,571.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $5,168,253;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $2,891,066;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,578,845.
Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 66,726 0.02 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12,300 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 408,062 0.13 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 20,325 0.01 144,665-85.95
10 Cereals 353 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 73,846 0.02 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,025,851 0.34 1,711,466-40.06
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,650 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 48,875 0.02 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 22,158 0.01 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 204-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 1,578,845-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 94,737 0.03 11,419729.64
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 278,969,141 91.73 57,149,587388.14
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 307,737 0.10 263,44516.81
29 Organic chemicals 152,189 0.05 79,81090.69
31 Fertilizers 9,429,348 3.10 14,597,601-35.40
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,011 0.00 3,863-73.83
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 54,010 0.02 75,103-28.09
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 32,070 0.01 4,956547.09
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,080 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 105,841 0.03 50,162111.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 380,394 0.13 228,23166.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 888,106 0.29 3,779,172-76.50
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 360 0.00 887-59.41
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 294,144 0.10 600,913-51.05
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,381,027 0.78 1,488,95359.91
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,848,481 0.94 1,642,91073.38
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,114 0.00 4,336-51.25
52 Cotton 0 0.00 6,136-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 4,706-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 20 0.00 1,075-98.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 30 0.00 50-40.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 15,820 0.01 3154,922.22
65 Headgear and parts thereof 50 0.00 590-91.53
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 280-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 113,831 0.04 165,541-31.24
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 202-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 10,067 0.00 6016,678.33
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 618,211-100.00
72 Iron and steel 139,246 0.05 391,759-64.46
73 Articles of iron or steel 49,078 0.02 97,268-49.54
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 611-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,446,662 1.13 2,112,93363.12
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 50 0.00 349,358-99.99
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 202-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 459,161 0.15 261,38375.67
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 246,286 0.08 622,365-60.43
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,978 0.00 0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 35,577 0.01 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,797,019 0.59 1,122,08060.15
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 160 0.00 9,308-98.28
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 330 0.00 0
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 0 0.00 3,882-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 8,940-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 165 0.00 2,254-92.68
SS Classified 162,418 0.05 6 8892,257.64

Russia’s Imports from Malaysia

The major share of Russian imports from Malaysia in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.87% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (58.38% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.91% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (18.53% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.66% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (18.75% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.15% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (0.84% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 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 $44,352,855;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $13,704,683;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $11,185,034;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5,360,892;
  • 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 $3,396,451;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $2,463,253;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,683,231;
  • 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 $1,661,443.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 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) - a decrease of $4,722,234;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $2,570,878.
Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 7,075-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 15,566 0.00 60,085-74.09
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 8,802-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 91,810 0.02 73,81224.38
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 240 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 9,600-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 11,409 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 29,895,347 7.80 34,617,581-13.64
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 57,810 0.02 31,43583.90
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 16,812,100 4.38 14,348,84717.17
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 860,088 0.22 571,04650.62
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 768,015 0.20 155,690393.30
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,683,477 1.22 4,351,9487.62
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 21,162 0.01 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,998,318 0.78 2,263,22432.48
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8,500 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,501,497 0.39 792,70089.42
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 30,910 0.01 15619,714.10
29 Organic chemicals 5,605,733 1.46 5,232,9887.12
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,181 0.00 6,524-51.24
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,179,719 0.57 2,768,891-21.28
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 531,281 0.14 144,681267.21
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 5,971,831 1.56 2,575,380131.88
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 489,667 0.13 206,584137.03
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 291,584 0.08 466,837-37.54
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,372,433 1.14 6,943,311-37.03
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,526,328 1.18 4,019,24012.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 44,670,628 11.65 33,485,59433.40
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 9,883 0.00 34,519-71.37
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 171,394 0.04 124,96137.16
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 37,626 0.01 131,800-71.45
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 116,706 0.03 229,149-49.07
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 43,466-100.00
52 Cotton 152,183 0.04 178,568-14.78
54 Man-made filaments 169 0.00 90,508-99.81
55 Man-made staple fibers 66,629 0.02 159,197-58.15
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 978,169 0.26 315,461210.08
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,788 0.00 1,6607.71
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 23,664 0.01 49,476-52.17
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 28,318-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,293,135 0.34 1,215,2536.41
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 315,930 0.08 338,434-6.65
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 241,454 0.06 197,98921.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 280,637 0.07 333,596-15.88
65 Headgear and parts thereof 73,306 0.02 26,183179.98
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 314 0.00 27,785-98.87
69 Ceramic products 5,645 0.00 209,613-97.31
70 Glass and glassware 70,146 0.02 221,393-68.32
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 33,477 0.01 23,30543.65
72 Iron and steel 778,543 0.20 54,3811,331.65
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,393,370 0.62 1,836,39930.33
74 Copper and articles thereof 157,648 0.04 128,59222.60
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 778,853 0.20 107,117627.10
78 Lead and articles thereof 60 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 7,497 0.00 18,482-59.44
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 11,265 0.00 9,86514.19
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 148,615 0.04 135,9939.28
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 139,270 0.04 250,440-44.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 48,800,571 12.73 43,439,67912.34
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 154,959,905 40.41 110,607,05040.10
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 14,321 0.00 8,90860.77
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,617,602 1.46 3,934,37142.78
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 31,679,286 8.26 17,974,60376.24
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,509 0.00 11,908-78.93
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 35,977 0.01 181,312-80.16
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 4,671,426 1.22 3,009,98355.20
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,266,594 0.59 2,088,0988.55
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 736,636 0.19 470,66756.51
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