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Russian trade in goods with Malta in Q4 2019

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 the fourth quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Malta

In the 4th quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Malta was $924,757,385, down 15.75% ($172,840,446) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Malta in the 4th quarter of 2019 were $916,108,043, down 16.05% ($175,184,588) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Malta in the 4th quarter of 2019 totaled $8,649,342, up 37.18% ($2,344,142) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Malta in the 4th quarter of 2019 was $907,458,701, a 16.36% decrease ($177,528,730) over the 4th quarter of 2018.

Malta was Russia’s 38th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2019 (down from 36th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.5141% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.5875% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Malta was Russia’s 25th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2019 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.8191% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.8766% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Malta was Russia’s 100th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 105th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0127% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0101% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Malta

The major share of Russian exports to Malta in the 4th quarter of 2019 (and in the 4th quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 96.32% of Russia’s total exports to Malta (99.92% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.49% of Russia’s total exports to Malta (0.02% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Malta in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $30,704,553.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Malta in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th quarter of 2018 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 $207,986,649.
Russia’s exports to Malta in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 15,074 0.00 0
10 Cereals 1,302,066 0.14 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 24,090 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 14,077 0.00 2,000603.85
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 882,413,918 96.32 1,090,400,567-19.07
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 11,829 0.00 8314,151.81
29 Organic chemicals 130,028 0.01 127,7761.76
31 Fertilizers 1,081 0.00 1,223-11.61
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 1,417 0.00 247473.68
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 32,665 0.00 226,364-85.57
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 14,280-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 30,913 0.00 2,4241,175.29
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 30-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 20,244 0.00 88,157-77.04
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 127,561 0.01 169,915-24.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 16,428-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 2-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,027 0.00 2,720-62.24
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,279 0.00 912149.89
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 114 0.00 3,405-96.65
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 26,086-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 30,704,553 3.35 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,275,107 0.14 209,512508.61
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 500-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Malta

The major share of Russian imports from Malta in the 4th quarter of 2019 (and in the 4th quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 84.31% of Russia’s total imports from Malta (79.64% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 14.43% of Russia’s total imports from Malta (16.11% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.65% of Russia’s total imports from Malta (1.60% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Malta in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,346,382;
  • 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 $140,368;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $48,729;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $43,691.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Malta in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $109,624;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $95,146;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $44,326.
Russia’s imports from Malta in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,668 0.02 0
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 95,146-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,178,746 83.00 4,832,36448.56
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 362-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 358 0.00 860-58.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 49,278 0.57 42,63115.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 63,583 0.74 50,05827.02
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 1,572-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 30,605 0.35 36,019-15.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 490-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 44,364 0.51 88,690-49.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11,716 0.14 11,986-2.25
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 155 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 3,261 0.04 2,85814.10
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,521 0.02 5,934-74.37
74 Copper and articles thereof 171 0.00 11548.70
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 26-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,552 0.03 1,52467.45
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 256,803 2.97 208,07423.42
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 537,707 6.22 397,33935.33
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 42 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 453,887 5.25 410,19610.65
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 3,593 0.04 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9,332 0.11 118,956-92.16
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia