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Russian trade in goods with Malaysia in Q2 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 second quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Malaysia

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Malaysia totaled $655,684,243, up 23.41% ($124,389,044) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $264,749,612, up 34.30% ($67,612,425) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $390,934,631, up 16.99% ($56,776,619) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Malaysia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $126,185,019, a 7.91% decrease ($10,835,806) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Malaysia was Russia’s 42nd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 44th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.3836% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3802% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Malaysia was Russia’s 52nd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 50th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2402% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2348% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Malaysia was Russia’s 31st largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 32nd in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.6440% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.5990% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Malaysia

The major share of Russian exports to Malaysia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 75.85% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (51.77% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.64% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (38.32% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.99% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (1.84% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.17% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (1.88% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.58% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (3.54% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.91% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (2.35% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd 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 $98,708,768;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $6,312,682;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $2,119,715;
  • 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 $1,804,716;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $1,638,353;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $799,590.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $36,780,303;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3,008,960;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $2,682,143;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,914,180;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $1,237,478.
Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 799,590 0.30 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 175,832 0.07 8,4381,983.81
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 110,986 0.04 0
10 Cereals 6,312,682 2.38 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 457,634 0.17 1,695,112-73.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 46,890 0.02 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 1,914,180-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 70,785 0.03 38,85982.16
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 200,733,453 75.82 102,024,68596.75
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 546,627 0.21 395,73938.13
29 Organic chemicals 2,275,339 0.86 155,6241,362.07
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 1,436-100.00
31 Fertilizers 35,940,821 13.58 72,721,124-50.58
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,614 0.00 5,128-68.53
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 122,918 0.05 111,10410.63
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 179,264 0.07 3,2715,380.40
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 54,077 0.02 50,2617.59
39 Plastics and articles thereof 561,156 0.21 279,129101.04
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,713,988 0.65 1,816,517-5.64
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30 0.00 40-25.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 323,478 0.12 569,052-43.15
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,818,865 1.06 1,180,512138.78
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,600,392 0.98 1,965,52132.30
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,020 0.00 304564.47
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 15,058-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,199 0.00 77454.91
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 59-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 160,621 0.06 177,477-9.50
70 Glass and glassware 6,760 0.00 39,335-82.81
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,098,900 0.79 294,184613.47
72 Iron and steel 322,736 0.12 191,46968.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 349,951 0.13 39,107794.86
74 Copper and articles thereof 797 0.00 176352.84
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,658,651 0.63 4,340,794-61.79
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 83,258 0.03 59,46840.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 343 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 53,681 0.02 29,42882.41
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 1,740,651 0.66 1,221,03942.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,168 0.00 3,84434.44
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 340,000-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,384,782 0.90 5,393,742-55.79
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 300 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 1,223 0.00 1,593-23.23
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 150 0.00 0
SS Classified 32,000 0.01 53 604-40.30

Russia’s Imports from Malaysia

The major share of Russian imports from Malaysia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.18% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (60.94% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.32% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (15.66% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.63% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (18.41% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.72% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (0.96% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.91% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (1.27% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd 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 $37,680,150;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $10,915,818;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $6,460,495;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,372,253;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $2,286,547;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $2,239,697;
  • 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 $2,202,941.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5,126,405;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $2,464,407.
Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,359 0.00 7,397-41.07
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 478-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 17,520 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 43,992 0.01 213,140-79.36
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 672 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 72,024-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 39,032,828 9.98 28,117,01038.82
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 152,329 0.04 136,13911.89
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 14,734,275 3.77 12,447,72818.37
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 895,623 0.23 1,367,209-34.49
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,251,457 0.32 593,856110.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,422,162 1.90 5,182,46543.22
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 22,468 0.01 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,122,186 1.05 4,202,940-1.92
26 Ores, slag and ash 403,222 0.10 2,87313,934.88
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 740,590 0.19 1,299,642-43.02
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 37,426 0.01 71,356-47.55
29 Organic chemicals 3,196,534 0.82 3,495,697-8.56
30 Pharmaceutical products 68,399 0.02 11,165512.62
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,650,843 0.68 3,798,599-30.22
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 938,648 0.24 143,543553.91
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 5,898,379 1.51 3,695,43859.61
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 580,825 0.15 293,64597.80
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 247,544 0.06 478,425-48.26
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,703,420 1.71 9,167,827-26.88
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,153,030 1.32 4,678,87610.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 35,643,889 9.12 35,689,895-0.13
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 25,321 0.01 15,68961.39
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 710 0.00 14,616-95.14
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 245,945 0.06 224,4869.56
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10,002 0.00 32,575-69.30
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 118,938 0.03 48,921143.12
52 Cotton 257,055 0.07 218,82217.47
54 Man-made filaments 17,655 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 158,338 0.04 217,057-27.05
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,052,563 0.27 764,88737.61
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 642 0.00 6,691-90.41
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 105,797 0.03 367,795-71.23
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 26,463-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,493,225 0.38 1,970,073-24.20
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 214,040 0.05 377,427-43.29
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 92,529 0.02 95,580-3.19
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 120,121 0.03 129,286-7.09
65 Headgear and parts thereof 55,567 0.01 81,601-31.90
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 107-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,923 0.00 31,128-80.97
69 Ceramic products 9,189 0.00 24,390-62.32
70 Glass and glassware 163,648 0.04 92,79976.35
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 4,700-100.00
72 Iron and steel 454,036 0.12 413,8969.70
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,582,070 1.17 2,209,817107.35
74 Copper and articles thereof 146,578 0.04 148,008-0.97
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,190,499 0.30 77,4421,437.28
78 Lead and articles thereof 239 0.00 95151.58
79 Zinc and articles thereof 493 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 3,171 0.00 1,98559.75
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,997 0.00 16,738-76.12
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 115,663 0.03 103,55011.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 224,838 0.06 246,103-8.64
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 51,428,427 13.16 56,554,832-9.06
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 156,539,780 40.04 118,859,63031.70
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 8,262 0.00 289,639-97.15
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,449,394 1.39 5,498,973-0.90
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 772,473 0.20 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 28,904,051 7.39 22,443,55628.79
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6,040 0.00 10,983-45.01
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 121,336 0.03 171,165-29.11
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 4,067,875 1.04 4,555,533-10.70
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,580,322 0.40 2,104,450-24.91
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,225,259 0.31 539,157127.25
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia