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Russian trade with Malawi in 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 Malawi in 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Malawi

In 2018, Russia’s trade with Malawi totaled $85,454,445, up 13.51% ($10,169,921) from 2017.

Russia’s exports to Malawi in 2018 totaled $11,461,396, up 16.31% ($1,607,423) from 2017.

Russia’s imports from Malawi in 2018 totaled $73,993,049, up 13.09% ($8,562,498) from 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Malawi in 2018 was $62,531,653, a 12.51% increase ($6,955,075) over 2017.

Malawi was Russia’s 125th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 121st in 2017), accounting for 0.0124% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0129% in 2017).

Malawi was Russia’s 151st largest export market in 2018 (down from 146th in 2017), accounting for 0.0025% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0028% in 2017).

Malawi was Russia’s 89th largest supplier in 2018 (just as in 2017), accounting for 0.0311% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0288% in 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Malawi

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 98.91% of Russia’s total exports to Malawi (98.39% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.09% of Russia’s total exports to Malawi (1.61% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Malawi in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1,641,267.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Malawi in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Malawi in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
10 Cereals 11,336,531 98.91 9,695,26416.93
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 124,865 1.09 158,709-21.32

Russia’s Imports from Malawi

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.98% of Russia’s total imports from Malawi (99.97% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Malawi in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $7,827,214;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $808,585.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Malawi in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Malawi in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 8 0.00 49-83.67
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 66,958-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,654,476 2.24 845,89195.59
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 8,897-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 33,739 0.05 30,40010.98
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 72,287,836 97.70 64,460,62212.14
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 47-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6 0.00 408-98.53
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 16,661 0.02 17,036-2.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 4 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 189-100.00
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 319 0.00 291,000.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 25-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia