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

Russia’s Trade with Malaysia

In 2018, Russia’s trade with Malaysia totaled $2,713,194,287, up 26.35% ($565,766,996) from 2017.

Russia’s exports to Malaysia in 2018 totaled $1,086,628,663, up 80.63% ($485,047,730) from 2017.

Russia’s imports from Malaysia in 2018 totaled $1,626,565,624, up 5.22% ($80,719,266) from 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Malaysia in 2018 was $539,936,961, a 42.82% decrease ($404,328,464) over 2017.

Malaysia was Russia’s 42nd largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 45th in 2017), accounting for 0.3943% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3677% in 2017).

Malaysia was Russia’s 51st largest export market in 2018 (up from 65th in 2017), accounting for 0.2415% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1685% in 2017).

Malaysia was Russia’s 31st largest supplier in 2018 (just as in 2017), accounting for 0.6830% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.6811% in 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Malaysia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 79.80% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (62.95% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.75% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (23.09% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.57% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (5.35% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.49% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (2.60% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.64% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (2.37% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.34% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (2.65% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in 2018 over 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 $490,590,994;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $13,642,638;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $5,740,143;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $5,703,433;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,148,392.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $22,577,414;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $5,694,442;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $3,605,611.
Russia’s exports to Malaysia in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 15,440 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,675,210 0.15 93,2541,696.39
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 64,321 0.01 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 52,818 0.00 5,500860.33
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 649,779 0.06 553,46117.40
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 309,407 0.03 187,03465.43
10 Cereals 32,118,866 2.96 18,476,22873.84
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7,430 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 620,611 0.06 487,97327.18
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,009,177 0.28 8,703,619-65.43
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 0.00 2,2192,102.57
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 34,540 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 99,281 0.01 9,096991.48
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 12,187-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 78,224 0.01 3,683,835-97.88
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 330,743 0.03 114,921187.80
26 Ores, slag and ash 3,997,645 0.37 6,391,875-37.46
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 862,784,868 79.40 372,193,874131.81
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,788,465 0.16 3,990,799-55.19
29 Organic chemicals 3,166,326 0.29 473,116569.25
30 Pharmaceutical products 51,464 0.00 2,6211,863.53
31 Fertilizers 102,107,229 9.40 124,684,643-18.11
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 43,969 0.00 32,58134.95
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 329,125 0.03 391,672-15.97
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 224,497 0.02 15,5591,342.88
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 20,851 0.00 21,085-1.11
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 259,514 0.02 296,656-12.52
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,627,195 0.15 1,350,43420.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,242,875 0.67 7,669,422-5.56
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3,795 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 390 0.00 927-57.93
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,810,490 0.17 1,826,845-0.90
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 11,922,119 1.10 6,181,97692.85
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13,315,454 1.23 7,612,02174.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 59,414 0.01 5,2581,029.97
52 Cotton 0 0.00 6,136-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 9 0.00 4,715-99.81
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 3-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 40,383-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 20 0.00 1,093-98.17
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 56 0.00 5012.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 15,820 0.00 8,76080.59
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,153 0.00 2,48326.98
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 0.00 339-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 580,136 0.05 667,122-13.04
69 Ceramic products 510 0.00 202152.48
70 Glass and glassware 87,993 0.01 104,188-15.54
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,402,800 0.31 4,451,020-23.55
72 Iron and steel 2,511,247 0.23 2,893,512-13.21
73 Articles of iron or steel 811,623 0.07 322,581151.60
74 Copper and articles thereof 41,265 0.00 7875,143.33
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,261-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11,017,135 1.01 12,310,631-10.51
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 187,239 0.02 419,559-55.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8,418 0.00 2573,175.49
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,780,158 0.44 631,766656.63
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 4,402,818 0.41 2,959,56348.77
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 24,113 0.00 3,844527.29
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 444,077 0.04 354,40025.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,221,664 0.76 10,309,261-20.25
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 160 0.00 9,308-98.28
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 630 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 1,846 0.00 6,350-70.93
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11,160 0.00 33,907-67.09
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,088 0.00 16,723-51.64
SS Classified 194,418 0.02 548 448-64.55

Russia’s Imports from Malaysia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 65.57% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (65.67% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.76% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (16.20% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.04% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (14.16% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.45% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (0.94% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Malaysia in 2018 over 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 $109,896,869;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $17,207,643;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $11,426,648;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $7,784,178;
  • 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 $6,013,132.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $79,325,651;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $7,838,128.
Russia’s imports from Malaysia in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
01 Live animals 0 0.00 5,000-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7,887 0.00 19,787-60.14
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 15,608 0.00 60,687-74.28
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 35,139 0.00 58,939-40.38
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 249,115 0.02 434,074-42.61
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 912 0.00 4,383-79.19
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 0.00 101,299-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 11,409 0.00 21,405-46.70
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 111,420,480 6.85 113,004,577-1.40
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 457,576 0.03 460,215-0.57
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 64,965,424 3.99 63,417,6592.44
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,965,722 0.18 3,525,505-15.88
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,143,655 0.19 1,956,32060.69
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 30,714,037 1.89 19,287,38959.24
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 136,223 0.01 13,945876.86
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 14,325,845 0.88 16,540,029-13.39
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8,500 0.00 18,824-54.84
26 Ores, slag and ash 403,222 0.02 84,607376.58
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,834,219 0.24 3,492,4899.78
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 120,997 0.01 154,746-21.81
29 Organic chemicals 15,632,774 0.96 16,996,505-8.02
30 Pharmaceutical products 175,513 0.01 77,351126.90
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 11,000,986 0.68 12,358,178-10.98
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,372,081 0.33 1,971,419172.50
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 22,098,407 1.36 16,085,27537.38
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,002,505 0.12 1,102,86481.57
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,215,135 0.07 1,618,987-24.94
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 21,544,173 1.32 29,382,301-26.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 20,007,300 1.23 21,236,510-5.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 157,194,832 9.66 149,410,6545.21
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 56,163 0.00 15,689257.98
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 15,627 0.00 176,138-91.13
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 671-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 789,599 0.05 691,54814.18
45 Cork and articles of cork 49 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 273,794 0.02 406,956-32.72
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 528,695 0.03 592,668-10.79
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 43,466-100.00
52 Cotton 1,283,829 0.08 727,19276.55
54 Man-made filaments 18,449 0.00 155,369-88.13
55 Man-made staple fibers 615,588 0.04 679,221-9.37
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,563,400 0.28 1,473,436209.71
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5,878 0.00 11,313-48.04
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 211,527 0.01 720,085-70.62
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 54,781-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,831,912 0.36 5,551,9715.04
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 926,165 0.06 1,195,741-22.54
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 510,759 0.03 705,141-27.57
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 634,949 0.04 563,78612.62
65 Headgear and parts thereof 315,112 0.02 297,3835.96
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 107-100.00
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 7,556 0.00 75,053-89.93
69 Ceramic products 60,417 0.00 289,841-79.16
70 Glass and glassware 364,790 0.02 587,306-37.89
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 53,373 0.00 51,6363.36
72 Iron and steel 5,197,981 0.32 1,407,810269.22
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,934,592 0.67 10,464,9934.49
74 Copper and articles thereof 685,549 0.04 610,36012.32
75 Nickel and articles thereof 717 0.00 51738.68
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,604,685 0.28 459,307902.53
78 Lead and articles thereof 879 0.00 291202.06
79 Zinc and articles thereof 493 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 432,534 0.03 32,6191,226.02
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 65,291 0.00 64,3531.46
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 518,017 0.03 589,408-12.11
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,152,030 0.07 973,57918.33
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 216,529,315 13.31 295,854,966-26.81
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 708,493,313 43.56 598,596,44418.36
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 61,015 0.00 532,105-88.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 20,676,435 1.27 17,258,36519.81
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7,346,296 0.45 6,577,93811.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 113,496,783 6.98 96,289,14017.87
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 49,128 0.00 41,54518.25
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,455,033 0.09 461,572215.23
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 16,785,647 1.03 18,171,389-7.63
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,118,701 0.50 6,903,50717.60
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,744,414 0.23 2,585,96244.80
SS Classified 89,301 0.01 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia