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

Russia’s Trade with Malaysia

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Malaysia totaled $2,904,917,415, up 7.07% ($191,723,128) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Malaysia in 2019 totaled $1,149,844,099, up 5.82% ($63,215,436) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Malaysia in 2019 totaled $1,755,073,316, up 7.90% ($128,507,692) from 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Malaysia in 2019 was $605,229,217, a 12.09% increase ($65,292,256) over 2018.

Malaysia was Russia’s 41st largest trading partner in 2019 (up from 42nd in 2018), accounting for 0.4358% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3943% in 2018).

Malaysia was Russia’s 52nd largest export market in 2019 (down from 51st in 2018), accounting for 0.2720% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2415% in 2018).

Malaysia was Russia’s 28th largest supplier in 2019 (up from 31st in 2018), accounting for 0.7199% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.6830% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Malaysia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 87.09% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (79.80% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.61% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (10.75% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.52% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (3.57% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.86% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (1.34% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.74% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (2.49% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.74% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (1.64% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in 2019 over 2018 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 $126,773,520;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $8,693,492;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $6,565,060;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4,459,253;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $3,571,693.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $75,808,034;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $17,508,438;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $4,373,890.
Russia’s exports to Malaysia in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 9,746 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,736 0.00 15,440-36.94
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 719,701 0.06 1,675,210-57.04
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,818 0.00 64,321-97.17
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 13,500 0.00 52,818-74.44
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 67,831 0.01 649,779-89.56
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 569,620 0.05 309,40784.10
10 Cereals 14,610,428 1.27 32,118,866-54.51
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 35,011 0.00 7,430371.21
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 248,915 0.02 620,611-59.89
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11,702,669 1.02 3,009,177288.90
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 1,650-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 223,039 0.02 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 561,569 0.05 48,8751,048.99
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 27,001 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 11,105 0.00 34,540-67.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 129,209 0.01 99,28130.14
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,717 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 375 0.00 78,224-99.52
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,276,783 0.11 330,743286.03
26 Ores, slag and ash 10,562,705 0.92 3,997,645164.22
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 989,558,388 86.06 862,784,86814.69
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,110,348 0.18 1,788,46518.00
29 Organic chemicals 618,419 0.05 3,166,326-80.47
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,678 0.00 51,464-92.85
31 Fertilizers 26,299,195 2.29 102,107,229-74.24
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 69,252 0.01 43,96957.50
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 267,944 0.02 329,125-18.59
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 131,381 0.01 224,497-41.48
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 28,367 0.00 20,85136.05
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,413,287 0.12 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 167,657 0.01 259,514-35.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,638,079 0.23 1,627,19562.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,765,781 0.68 7,242,8757.22
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 3,795-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,220 0.00 390469.23
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,076,018 0.18 1,810,49014.67
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 7,548,229 0.66 11,922,119-36.69
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10,374,361 0.90 13,315,454-22.09
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 24,060 0.00 59,414-59.50
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 6 0.00 0
52 Cotton 56 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 12,643 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 293 0.00 93,155.56
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 179 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 36,386 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,208 0.00 205,940.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 36,180 0.00 5664,507.14
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,916 0.00 15,820-62.60
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,560 0.00 3,15376.34
65 Headgear and parts thereof 935 0.00 501,770.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 290 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 620,846 0.05 580,1367.02
69 Ceramic products 1,589 0.00 510211.57
70 Glass and glassware 34,373 0.00 87,993-60.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,100,633 0.44 3,402,80049.90
72 Iron and steel 1,104,150 0.10 2,511,247-56.03
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,270,876 0.46 811,623549.42
74 Copper and articles thereof 34,083 0.00 41,265-17.40
75 Nickel and articles thereof 77,903 0.01 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 14,588,828 1.27 11,017,13532.42
78 Lead and articles thereof 1 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 206 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 255,126 0.02 187,23936.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,928 0.00 8,418-77.10
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,838,862 0.25 4,780,158-40.61
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 6,125,590 0.53 4,402,81839.13
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,692 0.00 24,113-59.81
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 159,356 0.01 444,077-64.12
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,849,745 0.94 8,221,66431.97
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10,092 0.00 1606,207.50
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,978 0.00 630372.70
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 277 0.00 1,846-84.99
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11,742 0.00 11,1605.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 11,949 0.00 8,08847.74
SS Classified 10,750,480 0.93 194 4185,429.57

Russia’s Imports from Malaysia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 60.28% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (65.57% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.40% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (15.76% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.83% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (14.04% in 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.74% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (0.26% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.63% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (1.45% in 2018).

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $93,259,785;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $28,068,972;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $24,834,263;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $17,686,680;
  • 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 $17,662,018;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $9,145,058.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Malaysia 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) - a decrease of $29,968,289;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $17,969,910;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $8,201,278;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $7,182,627;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $5,506,976.
Russia’s imports from Malaysia in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 10,446 0.00 7,88732.45
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 51,601 0.00 15,608230.61
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 50,109 0.00 35,13942.60
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 428,590 0.02 249,11572.05
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,624 0.00 912187.72
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 168-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 11,114 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 11,409-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 81,452,191 4.64 111,420,480-26.90
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 435,115 0.02 457,576-4.91
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 93,034,396 5.30 64,965,42443.21
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,615,451 0.21 2,965,72221.91
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,732,731 0.16 3,143,655-13.07
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 34,328,329 1.96 30,714,03711.77
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 234,777 0.01 136,22372.35
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 8,818,869 0.50 14,325,845-38.44
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 439 0.00 8,500-94.84
26 Ores, slag and ash 93,663,007 5.34 403,22223,128.65
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,995,181 0.40 3,834,21982.44
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 241,902 0.01 120,99799.92
29 Organic chemicals 13,710,086 0.78 15,632,774-12.30
30 Pharmaceutical products 81,772 0.00 175,513-53.41
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 14,253,131 0.81 11,000,98629.56
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 30,206,344 1.72 5,372,081462.28
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 24,155,350 1.38 22,098,4079.31
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,309,956 0.19 2,002,50565.29
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 649,386 0.04 1,215,135-46.56
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 23,724,552 1.35 21,544,17310.12
39 Plastics and articles thereof 20,180,314 1.15 20,007,3000.86
40 Rubber and articles thereof 174,881,512 9.96 157,194,83211.25
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 16,104 0.00 56,163-71.33
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 23,270 0.00 15,62748.91
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 123 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 335,502 0.02 789,599-57.51
45 Cork and articles of cork 55 0.00 4912.24
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 219 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 453,492 0.03 273,79465.63
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 710,309 0.04 528,69534.35
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 129,164 0.01 0
52 Cotton 1,526,328 0.09 1,283,82918.89
54 Man-made filaments 143,722 0.01 18,449679.02
55 Man-made staple fibers 830,551 0.05 615,58834.92
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 75,583 0.00 4,563,400-98.34
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5,498 0.00 5,878-6.46
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 172,053 0.01 211,527-18.66
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,424,256 0.25 5,831,912-24.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 616,751 0.04 926,165-33.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 663,864 0.04 510,75929.98
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 292,517 0.02 634,949-53.93
65 Headgear and parts thereof 324,330 0.02 315,1122.93
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 384 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10,899 0.00 7,55644.24
69 Ceramic products 50,565 0.00 60,417-16.31
70 Glass and glassware 209,915 0.01 364,790-42.46
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 31,258 0.00 53,373-41.43
72 Iron and steel 14,343,039 0.82 5,197,981175.93
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,197,442 0.47 10,934,592-25.03
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,280,127 0.13 685,549232.60
75 Nickel and articles thereof 60,719 0.00 7178,368.48
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,409,129 0.08 4,604,685-69.40
78 Lead and articles thereof 618 0.00 879-29.69
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 493-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 689,834 0.04 432,53459.49
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 31,718 0.00 65,291-51.42
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 558,909 0.03 518,0177.89
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,097,620 0.06 1,152,030-4.72
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 198,559,405 11.31 216,529,315-8.30
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 726,155,331 41.37 708,493,3132.49
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 548,298 0.03 61,015798.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 21,294,984 1.21 20,676,4352.99
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6,086,430 0.35 7,346,296-17.15
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 105,295,505 6.00 113,496,783-7.23
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 39,445 0.00 49,128-19.71
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,621,651 0.21 1,455,033148.91
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 9,603,020 0.55 16,785,647-42.79
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9,122,220 0.52 8,118,70112.36
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,771,885 0.21 3,744,4140.73
SS Classified 0 0.00 89 301-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia