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Russian trade in goods with Malaysia in Q3 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 third quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Malaysia

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Malaysia totaled $613,141,417, up 5.15% ($30,011,933) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $204,132,492, up 7.31% ($13,899,542) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $409,008,925, up 4.10% ($16,112,391) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $204,876,433, a 1.09% increase ($2,212,849) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Malaysia was Russia’s 43rd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.3563% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3989% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Malaysia was Russia’s 58th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 57th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1819% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2229% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Malaysia was Russia’s 31st largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.6831% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.6459% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Malaysia

The major share of Russian exports to Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 71.07% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (81.14% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.15% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (5.86% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.93% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (6.45% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.68% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (1.78% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.41% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (1.34% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.34% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (2.35% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $19,857,721;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2,314,184;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $2,011,414;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $1,869,635;
  • 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 $1,191,358.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd 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) - a decrease of $8,517,538;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $2,473,096;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,131,455;
  • 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) - a decrease of $941,425;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $853,078;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $804,242;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $796,387.
Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 404,851 0.20 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 64,321 0.03 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 5,500-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,364 0.00 195,343-96.74
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 41,303 0.02 18,209126.83
10 Cereals 10,489,870 5.14 10,227,0002.57
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 374,029 0.18 169,825120.24
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 647,624 0.32 1,451,866-55.39
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 2,219-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 34,540 0.02 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 22,357 0.01 5,346318.20
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 11,855-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 17,292 0.01 181,786-90.49
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 100,519 0.05 64,64355.50
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,217,338 1.09 3,013,725-26.43
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 142,751,735 69.93 151,269,273-5.63
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 269,612 0.13 2,742,708-90.17
29 Organic chemicals 285,779 0.14 66,545329.45
30 Pharmaceutical products 944 0.00 1,185-20.34
31 Fertilizers 26,928,523 13.19 7,070,802280.84
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 20,057 0.01 1,4501,283.24
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 53,176 0.03 124,046-57.13
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 3,573 0.00 7,332-51.27
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 16,771 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 79,736 0.04 22,053261.57
39 Plastics and articles thereof 355,055 0.17 512,352-30.70
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,904,640 1.42 590,456391.93
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3,795 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 608,736 0.30 374,01562.76
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,145,710 1.54 1,276,075146.51
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,750,459 1.84 1,739,045115.66
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 50 0.00 555-90.99
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 9-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 18-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 26 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 5-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 230 0.00 716-67.88
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 203,650 0.10 162,28825.49
69 Ceramic products 510 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 16,744 0.01 42,426-60.53
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 649,800 0.32 1,591,225-59.16
72 Iron and steel 881,277 0.43 2,012,732-56.21
73 Articles of iron or steel 194,807 0.10 37,441420.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 265 0.00 0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,261-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,563,316 0.77 2,416,394-35.30
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 88,293 0.04 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 776,522 0.38 288,974168.72
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 1,579,683 0.77 388,325306.79
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,987 0.00 0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 292,800 0.14 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,262,154 1.11 1,871,36420.88
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 0.00 716-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9,600 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,069 0.00 5,483-25.79
SS Classified 0 0.00 267 355-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Malaysia

The major share of Russian imports from Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 66.69% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (63.63% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.27% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (17.26% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.73% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (15.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.37% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (1.18% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd 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 $33,023,994;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $5,835,188;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $2,554,880;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,370,984;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,305,192.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd 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 $14,828,424;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $7,559,872;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $2,827,679;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $2,043,331;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,484,014;
  • 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) - a decrease of $1,426,035;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,384,196;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,260,855.
Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
01 Live animals 0 0.00 5,000-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 949-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 106-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 32,857-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 53,697 0.01 115,248-53.41
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 49-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 168 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 19,200-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 21,819,033 5.33 29,378,905-25.73
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 151,453 0.04 158,288-4.32
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 17,662,473 4.32 16,797,2795.15
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 374,828 0.09 1,073,085-65.07
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 669,356 0.16 583,21814.77
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,830,443 1.91 5,275,56348.43
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 50,128 0.01 48510,235.67
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,443,415 0.84 5,486,746-37.24
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 1,180-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 608,215 0.15 720,459-15.58
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 52,427 0.01 61,874-15.27
29 Organic chemicals 3,410,855 0.83 2,105,66361.98
30 Pharmaceutical products 57,993 0.01 30,60089.52
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,949,009 0.72 2,949,447-0.01
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,106,632 0.27 89,6821,133.95
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 6,460,185 1.58 5,367,62020.35
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 363,762 0.09 330,7889.97
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 262,059 0.06 317,650-17.50
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,994,707 1.47 6,476,991-7.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,097,415 1.25 6,481,611-21.36
40 Rubber and articles thereof 40,787,939 9.97 43,615,618-6.48
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,400 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,560 0.00 37,302-90.46
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 671-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 178,985 0.04 127,40240.49
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 59,366 0.01 91,277-34.96
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 170,773 0.04 138,25123.52
52 Cotton 442,448 0.11 226,01795.76
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 34,757-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 170,452 0.04 78,401117.41
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,039,859 0.25 315,541229.55
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,519 0.00 1,78641.04
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 35,153 0.01 79,336-55.69
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,684,372 0.41 1,374,84022.51
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 231,465 0.06 319,413-27.53
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 107,995 0.03 128,826-16.17
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 161,809 0.04 78,750105.47
65 Headgear and parts thereof 131,793 0.03 48,085174.08
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 1,767-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 689 0.00 15,164-95.46
69 Ceramic products 29,836 0.01 39,492-24.45
70 Glass and glassware 64,984 0.02 98,043-33.72
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 19,896 0.00 23,631-15.81
72 Iron and steel 869,184 0.21 383,463126.67
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,181,285 0.53 3,665,299-40.49
74 Copper and articles thereof 155,471 0.04 138,11012.57
75 Nickel and articles thereof 490 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,435,462 0.35 64,4782,126.28
78 Lead and articles thereof 422 0.00 78441.03
80 Tin and articles thereof 420,870 0.10 87947,780.55
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 33,097 0.01 25,26331.01
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 144,723 0.04 163,235-11.34
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 342,968 0.08 178,66891.96
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 52,566,889 12.85 67,395,313-22.00
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 186,481,485 45.59 153,457,49121.52
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 18,034 0.00 149,847-87.97
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,802,744 1.17 4,684,4452.53
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,835,188 1.43 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 23,067,617 5.64 24,328,472-5.18
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 30,485 0.01 2,821980.65
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 444,842 0.11 77,536473.72
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 3,586,825 0.88 5,012,860-28.45
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,922,529 0.47 1,651,58616.41
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 924,769 0.23 781,77718.29
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia