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Russian trade in goods with Malta in Q2 2020

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 second quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Malta

In the 2nd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Malta was $440,664,738, down 56.16% ($564,392,875) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Malta in the 2nd quarter of 2020 were $433,021,158, down 56.70% ($566,987,489) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Malta in the 2nd quarter of 2020 totaled $7,643,580, up 51.39% ($2,594,614) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Malta in the 2nd quarter of 2020 was $425,377,578, a 57.25% decrease ($569,582,103) over the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Malta was Russia’s 45th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (down from 33rd in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.3612% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.6278% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Malta was Russia’s 33rd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (down from 24th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.6193% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.9924% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Malta was Russia’s 98th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 111th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0147% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0085% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Malta

The major share of Russian exports to Malta in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 98.55% of Russia’s total exports to Malta (98.56% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.06% of Russia’s total exports to Malta (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.16% of Russia’s total exports to Malta (1.38% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Malta in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $3,403,482.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Malta in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 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 $558,905,871;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $12,890,160.
Russia’s exports to Malta in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
10 Cereals 635,771 0.15 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 426,740,832 98.55 985,646,703-56.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 28,283 0.01 0
29 Organic chemicals 3,403,482 0.79 0
31 Fertilizers 1,413 0.00 90655.96
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 319 0.00 21846.33
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,172,468 0.27 14,4767,999.39
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 32,098-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 71,696 0.02 56,55926.76
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 281,663 0.07 367,628-23.38
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 471 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 6,638-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 2,225-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,808-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 221,333 0.05 60,000268.89
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 900-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 12,890,160-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 459,803 0.11 893,297-48.53
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 30,264-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,624 0.00 3,767-3.80

Russia’s Imports from Malta

The major share of Russian imports from Malta in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 89.59% of Russia’s total imports from Malta (76.13% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.44% of Russia’s total imports from Malta (16.99% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.72% of Russia’s total imports from Malta (5.40% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Malta in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $2,816,428;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $85,329;
  • 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 $85,053;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $68,372;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $36,501.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Malta in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 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) - a decrease of $191,120;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $134,007;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $87,599;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $32,008;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $26,490.
Russia’s imports from Malta in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
29 Organic chemicals 2,821,455 36.91 5,02756,026.02
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,826,277 50.06 3,740,9482.28
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 2,064-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 94 0.00 743-87.35
39 Plastics and articles thereof 94,382 1.23 26,010262.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 105,453 1.38 68,95252.94
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 26,490-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 54,810 0.72 245,930-77.71
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 10,843 0.14 33,335-67.47
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 1,170-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 641-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 56-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 843 0.01 1,791-52.93
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,173 0.03 3,251-33.16
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,104 0.01 380190.53
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 8-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,138 0.01 1,924-40.85
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 240,908 3.15 328,507-26.67
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 387,848 5.07 302,79528.09
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 138 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 92,524 1.21 226,531-59.16
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 3,590 0.05 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 32,008-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 405-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia