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Russian trade in goods with Malaysia in Q3 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 Malaysia in the third quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Malaysia

In the 3rd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Malaysia was $598,093,845, down 17.06% ($123,043,392) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2020 were $171,750,133, down 36.33% ($97,986,284) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2020 were $426,343,712, down 5.55% ($25,057,108) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade deficit with Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2020 was $254,593,579, a 40.15% increase ($72,929,176) over the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Malaysia was Russia’s 38th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (up from 39th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.4379% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.4348% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Malaysia was Russia’s 55th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (down from 53rd in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.2184% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2611% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Malaysia was Russia’s 29th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.7361% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.7217% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Malaysia

The major share of Russian exports to Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 65.94% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (85.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.04% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (5.87% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.45% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (2.30% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.79% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (2.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.05% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (1.60% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.01% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (1.97% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 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 $6,911,596;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $3,389,107;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $2,299,868;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $879,163;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $727,195;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $707,880.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd 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 $118,506,965;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1,816,985;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $1,312,145;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,253,444;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,040,770;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $796,935;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $715,915.
Russia’s exports to Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
01 Live animals 1,348 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 6,603 0.00 5,68216.21
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 31,178 0.02 311,783-90.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 13,500-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 15,774 0.01 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 131,324 0.08 176,105-25.43
10 Cereals 11,803,397 6.87 13,620,382-13.34
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 94,657 0.06 173,262-45.37
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8,406,601 4.89 1,495,005462.31
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,750 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 40,936 0.02 33,12023.60
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 4,924-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 151,806 0.09 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 106,112 0.06 245,442-56.77
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,959,057 1.72 659,189348.89
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 110,182,296 64.15 228,689,261-51.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 534,308 0.31 604,424-11.60
29 Organic chemicals 220,989 0.13 158,27839.62
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,695 0.00 1,113231.99
31 Fertilizers 5,976,432 3.48 2,587,325130.99
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,471 0.00 39,207-93.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 42,466 0.02 38,31510.83
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 1,895 0.00 19,350-90.21
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 28,367-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 65,456 0.04 45,16844.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 170,317 0.10 1,211,087-85.94
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,338,570 1.36 1,459,40760.24
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4 0.00 598-99.33
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,085,632 0.63 358,437202.88
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,509,502 0.88 2,225,417-32.17
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 926,281 0.54 1,723,216-46.25
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 99 0.00 18,936-99.48
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 231-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 200-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 33-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 50-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,139 0.00 861,224.42
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,074 0.00 231797.84
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 100-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 80,689 0.05 301,477-73.24
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 1,429-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 6,299 0.00 4,64935.49
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 590,355 0.34 1,902,500-68.97
72 Iron and steel 1,297,687 0.76 589,807120.02
73 Articles of iron or steel 51,677 0.03 349,437-85.21
74 Copper and articles thereof 58 0.00 7,711-99.25
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 92-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,144,250 3.00 5,064,3821.58
79 Zinc and articles thereof 474 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 206-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 12,737 0.01 164,991-92.28
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 74 0.00 8825.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 525,141 0.31 863,069-39.15
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 1,202,202 0.70 1,479,231-18.73
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,093 0.00 2,72650.15
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,600 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,721,768 1.00 2,975,212-42.13
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 154,073 0.09 115133,876.52
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,287 0.00 2641,902.65
SS Classified 14,137,500 8.23 81 88017,166.12

Russia’s Imports from Malaysia

The major share of Russian imports from Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 64.32% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (58.27% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.92% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (17.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.15% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (13.72% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.19% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (1.23% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.37% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (7.60% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $16,949,049;
  • 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 $10,916,670;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $6,850,620;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $2,459,895.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $32,185,482;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $8,923,180;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $7,766,009;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $5,245,255;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $1,883,230;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1,840,423;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1,703,881;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,644,831;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,638,765.
Russia’s imports from Malaysia in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,499 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 82 0.00 94-12.77
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 17,567 0.00 17,646-0.45
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,853 0.00 101,659-98.18
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 1,600-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 501-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12,930,202 3.03 21,853,382-40.83
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 164,651 0.04 98,79066.67
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 22,027,653 5.17 27,272,908-19.23
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 988,927 0.23 1,068,692-7.46
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 11,124 0.00 733,492-98.48
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,441,828 1.75 9,145,709-18.63
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 22,048 0.01 84,609-73.94
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,680,875 0.63 1,544,42373.58
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,230,661 0.29 0
26 Ores, slag and ash 417,027 0.10 32,602,509-98.72
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,142,715 0.27 1,710,301-33.19
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 115,060 0.03 39,158193.84
29 Organic chemicals 3,298,038 0.77 4,942,869-33.28
30 Pharmaceutical products 16,456 0.00 6,658147.16
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,031,413 0.71 3,946,041-23.18
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,878,818 1.38 7,719,241-23.84
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 5,156,035 1.21 7,039,265-26.75
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 808,826 0.19 858,780-5.82
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 33,652 0.01 133,681-74.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,859,413 1.61 4,399,51855.91
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,617,329 0.85 5,256,094-31.18
40 Rubber and articles thereof 60,360,012 14.16 43,410,96339.04
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 16,104-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 15,148 0.00 2,016651.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 50,006 0.01 93,969-46.78
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 9-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 692,191 0.16 173,170299.72
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 139,007 0.03 227,491-38.90
52 Cotton 431,652 0.10 201,938113.75
54 Man-made filaments 85,383 0.02 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 147,772-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 69,455 0.02 2,7432,432.08
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 31 0.00 1,499-97.93
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 16,283 0.00 78,922-79.37
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 784,842 0.18 812,626-3.42
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 84,439 0.02 183,514-53.99
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 17,477 0.00 154,045-88.65
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 62,464 0.01 89,199-29.97
65 Headgear and parts thereof 60,845 0.01 49,98521.73
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,627 0.00 6,74613.06
69 Ceramic products 100,477 0.02 8,8411,036.49
70 Glass and glassware 96,055 0.02 51,06788.10
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 43,927 0.01 42410,260.14
72 Iron and steel 1,813,111 0.43 2,702,852-32.92
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,787,717 0.42 1,933,969-7.56
74 Copper and articles thereof 828,559 0.19 384,463115.51
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,684 0.00 3,173-46.93
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 247,925 0.06 177,92139.35
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 206-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 5,562 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6,628 0.00 5,61618.02
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 146,027 0.03 124,34217.44
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 216,861 0.05 222,976-2.74
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 56,759,145 13.31 49,908,52513.73
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 190,253,767 44.62 179,337,0976.09
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 109,109 0.03 210,311-48.12
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,440,114 1.51 5,277,09022.04
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 117,675 0.03 1,04911,117.83
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 20,539,920 4.82 28,305,929-27.44
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 24,415 0.01 2,0681,080.61
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 936,486 0.22 1,047,960-10.64
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 2,270,491 0.53 2,353,106-3.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,065,939 0.48 2,489,024-17.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 761,504 0.18 622,48022.33
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia