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

Russia’s Trade with Malta

In 2018, Russia’s trade with Malta totaled $4,695,265,934, up 87.51% ($2,191,306,579) from 2017.

Russia’s exports to Malta in 2018 totaled $4,664,845,804, up 88.22% ($2,186,442,552) from 2017.

Russia’s imports from Malta in 2018 totaled $30,420,130, up 19.03% ($4,864,027) from 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Malta in 2018 was $4,634,425,674, a 88.94% increase ($2,181,578,525) over 2017.

Malta was Russia’s 34th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 41st in 2017), accounting for 0.6823% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.4287% in 2017).

Malta was Russia’s 24th largest export market in 2018 (up from 32nd in 2017), accounting for 1.0367% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.6941% in 2017).

Malta was Russia’s 100th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 98th in 2017), accounting for 0.0128% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0113% in 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Malta

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 99.86% of Russia’s total exports to Malta (99.55% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Malta 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 $2,191,315,441.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Malta 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 8,057 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,000 0.00 10,441-80.84
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,658,507,976 99.86 2,467,192,53588.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 338 0.00 345-2.03
29 Organic chemicals 1,976,153 0.04 5,135,084-61.52
31 Fertilizers 4,110 0.00 11,199-63.30
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 68-100.00
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 10,055 0.00 9,9790.76
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 850,942 0.02 7,15311,796.30
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14,301 0.00 42,924-66.68
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,424 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 215 0.00 372-42.20
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 191,522 0.00 148,01029.40
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 124-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 971,053 0.02 661,38646.82
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 16,428 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 12,000 0.00 11,2306.86
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 86,510-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 94 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 4,776-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 534-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 36-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 273-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 161-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 619-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 172-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,720 0.00 1,082151.39
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 1,711-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,434 0.00 5,991-76.06
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 16,263 0.00 9,55670.19
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 127,087 0.00 178,277-28.71
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 1,541,884-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,081,839 0.04 3,274,826-36.43
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,950 0.00 300550.00
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 44,923-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 46,843 0.00 20,771125.52

Russia’s Imports from Malta

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 54.75% of Russia’s total imports from Malta (75.66% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 43.36% of Russia’s total imports from Malta (22.81% in 2017).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $8,086,285;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,796,570;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $880,463.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Malta 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) - a decrease of $3,400,502;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,604,947;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $116,493.
Russia’s imports from Malta in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 1,063-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 14,499-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 96,898 0.32 54,83776.70
30 Pharmaceutical products 16,184,920 53.20 18,789,867-13.86
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 362 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,619 0.01 1,44911.73
39 Plastics and articles thereof 158,077 0.52 161,174-1.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 213,109 0.70 329,602-35.34
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 9,363 0.03 45,703-79.51
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 54,019 0.18 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,478 0.00 236,326.09
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 68 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 136,430 0.45 55,443146.07
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 33,791 0.11 23,31344.94
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 15 0.00 413-96.37
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,218 0.00 2,414-49.54
65 Headgear and parts thereof 962 0.00 1,084-11.25
69 Ceramic products 1,333 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 11,769 0.04 14,386-18.19
73 Articles of iron or steel 25,408 0.08 34,044-25.37
74 Copper and articles thereof 37,220 0.12 2,5741,346.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 46 0.00 234-80.34
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 26 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11,970 0.04 13,683-12.52
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,909,559 6.28 112,9891,590.04
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 1,974,689 6.49 5,375,191-63.26
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 802 0.00 264203.79
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 8,086,285 26.58 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,220,189 4.01 339,726259.17
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 484 0.00 5,065-90.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 248,006 0.82 177,06340.07
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 15 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia