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Russian trade with Malawi in 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 Malawi in 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Malawi

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Malawi was $69,590,742, down 18.56% ($15,863,703) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Malawi in 2019 were $5,317,047, down 53.61% ($6,144,349) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Malawi in 2019 were $64,273,695, down 13.14% ($9,719,354) from 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Malawi in 2019 was $58,956,648, a 5.72% decrease ($3,575,005) over 2018.

Malawi was Russia’s 127th largest trading partner in 2019 (down from 125th in 2018), accounting for 0.0104% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0124% in 2018).

Malawi was Russia’s 158th largest export market in 2019 (down from 151st in 2018), accounting for 0.0013% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0025% in 2018).

Malawi was Russia’s 93rd largest supplier in 2019 (down from 89th in 2018), accounting for 0.0264% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0311% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Malawi

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.66% of Russia’s total exports to Malawi (98.91% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of Russia’s total exports to Malawi (1.09% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Malawi in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $350,418;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $149,781.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Malawi in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $6,537,767;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $124,865.
Russia’s exports to Malawi in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 149,781 2.82 0
10 Cereals 4,798,764 90.25 11,336,531-57.67
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 350,418 6.59 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,420 0.10 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 200 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 124,865-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 122 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 39 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 584 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,719 0.22 0

Russia’s Imports from Malawi

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 100.00% of Russia’s total imports from Malawi (99.98% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Malawi in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Malawi in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $8,989,725;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $728,852.
Russia’s imports from Malawi in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 23 0.00 8187.50
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 47,154 0.07 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 925,624 1.44 1,654,476-44.05
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 33,739-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 63,298,111 98.48 72,287,836-12.44
40 Rubber and articles thereof 53 0.00 6783.33
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 16,661-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 4-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 378 0.00 0
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 2,291 0.00 319618.18
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 61 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia