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

Russia’s Trade with Malta

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Malta was $3,776,440,831, down 19.57% ($918,825,103) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Malta in 2019 were $3,755,057,069, down 19.50% ($909,788,735) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Malta in 2019 were $21,383,762, down 29.71% ($9,036,368) from 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Malta in 2019 was $3,733,673,307, a 19.44% decrease ($900,752,367) over 2018.

Malta was Russia’s 35th largest trading partner in 2019 (down from 34th in 2018), accounting for 0.5666% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.6823% in 2018).

Malta was Russia’s 25th largest export market in 2019 (down from 24th in 2018), accounting for 0.8882% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.0367% in 2018).

Malta was Russia’s 110th largest supplier in 2019 (down from 100th in 2018), accounting for 0.0088% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0128% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Malta

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 98.21% of Russia’s total exports to Malta (99.86% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.69% of Russia’s total exports to Malta (0.05% in 2018).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $59,762,136.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Malta 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) - a decrease of $970,768,210.
Russia’s exports to Malta in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 15,074 0.00 0
10 Cereals 1,302,066 0.03 8,05716,060.68
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 24,090 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 28,134 0.00 2,0001,306.70
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,687,739,766 98.21 4,658,507,976-20.84
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 26,970 0.00 3387,879.29
29 Organic chemicals 262,938 0.01 1,976,153-86.69
31 Fertilizers 5,961 0.00 4,11045.04
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 13,895 0.00 10,05538.19
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 833,895 0.02 850,942-2.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 40,646 0.00 14,301184.22
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) 60 0.00 215-72.09
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 179,916 0.00 191,522-6.06
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,021,512 0.03 971,0535.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 16,428-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 5,593 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 12,000-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 94-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 85 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 6,638 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,252 0.00 2,72019.56
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,808 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 316,010 0.01 1,43421,936.96
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 3,519 0.00 16,263-78.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 900 0.00 127,087-99.29
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 59,762,136 1.59 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,369,150 0.09 2,081,83961.84
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 630 0.00 1,950-67.69
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 56,745 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,767 0.00 46,843-91.96

Russia’s Imports from Malta

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 79.45% of Russia’s total imports from Malta (54.75% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.59% of Russia’s total imports from Malta (43.36% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.60% of Russia’s total imports from Malta (0.18% in 2018).

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

  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $253,325;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $131,957;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $120,683.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $8,086,285;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $812,404;
  • 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 $346,580;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $183,103;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $158,214.
Russia’s imports from Malta in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,885 0.01 0
29 Organic chemicals 217,581 1.02 96,898124.55
30 Pharmaceutical products 16,316,877 76.30 16,184,9200.82
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,064 0.01 362470.17
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,775 0.02 1,619133.17
39 Plastics and articles thereof 207,153 0.97 158,07731.05
40 Rubber and articles thereof 242,617 1.13 213,10913.85
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 9,363-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 86,695 0.41 54,01960.49
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 254,803 1.19 1,47817,139.72
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 68-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 132,793 0.62 136,430-2.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 19,088 0.09 33,791-43.51
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,021 0.00 156,706.67
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 719 0.00 1,218-40.97
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,799 0.01 962190.96
69 Ceramic products 56 0.00 1,333-95.80
70 Glass and glassware 10,979 0.05 11,769-6.71
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,307 0.05 25,408-59.43
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,692 0.02 37,220-90.08
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 365 0.00 46693.48
79 Zinc and articles thereof 17 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,339 0.01 265,050.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9,285 0.04 11,970-22.43
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,097,155 5.13 1,909,559-42.54
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 1,628,109 7.61 1,974,689-17.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 92 0.00 802-88.53
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 8,086,285-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,037,086 4.85 1,220,189-15.01
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 4,302 0.02 484788.84
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 89,792 0.42 248,006-63.79
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,316 0.01 158,673.33
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia