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Russian trade with Malaysia in 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 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Malaysia

In 2020, Russia’s trade with Malaysia was $2,627,190,842, down 9.56% ($277,726,573) from 2019.

Russia’s exports to Malaysia in 2020 were $1,047,804,181, down 8.87% ($102,039,918) from 2019.

Russia’s imports from Malaysia in 2020 were $1,579,386,661, down 10.01% ($175,686,655) from 2019.

Russia’s trade deficit with Malaysia in 2020 was $531,582,480, a 12.17% decrease ($73,646,737) over 2019.

Malaysia was Russia’s 39th largest trading partner in 2020 (up from 41st in 2019), accounting for 0.4627% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.4358% in 2019).

Malaysia was Russia’s 51st largest export market in 2020 (up from 52nd in 2019), accounting for 0.3115% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2720% in 2019).

Malaysia was Russia’s 29th largest supplier in 2020 (down from 28th in 2019), accounting for 0.6824% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.7199% in 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Malaysia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 80.09% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (87.09% in 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.14% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (2.52% in 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.46% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (3.61% in 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.47% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (1.86% in 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.64% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (1.74% in 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.28% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (1.74% in 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in 2020 over 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 $16,400,492;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $6,161,196.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in 2020 over 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 $158,555,228;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $5,900,807;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $5,409,225;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $4,476,531;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $4,106,894.
Russia’s exports to Malaysia in 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2020
over 2019
01 Live animals 1,488 0.00 9,746-84.73
02 Meat and edible meat offal 39,647 0.00 9,736307.22
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 176,946 0.02 719,701-75.41
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,083 0.00 1,81814.58
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 521,216 0.05 67,831668.40
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,418 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 643,988 0.06 569,62013.06
10 Cereals 12,038,694 1.15 14,610,428-17.60
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 22,140 0.00 35,011-36.76
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,099,501 0.10 248,915341.72
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 28,103,161 2.68 11,702,669140.14
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 9,002 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 235,991 0.02 223,0395.81
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 26,575 0.00 561,569-95.27
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 27,001-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 16,756 0.00 11,10550.89
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 149,674 0.01 129,20915.84
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,248 0.00 5,7179.29
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 320,985 0.03 37585,496.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 526,119 0.05 1,276,783-58.79
26 Ores, slag and ash 7,658,969 0.73 10,562,705-27.49
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 831,003,160 79.31 989,558,388-16.02
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,435,834 0.23 2,110,34815.42
29 Organic chemicals 1,416,184 0.14 618,419129.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,639 0.00 3,678189.26
31 Fertilizers 20,398,388 1.95 26,299,195-22.44
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 28,758 0.00 69,252-58.47
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 280,644 0.03 267,9444.74
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 27,036 0.00 131,381-79.42
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 28,466 0.00 28,3670.35
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,710,800 0.16 1,413,28721.05
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 282,048 0.03 167,65768.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,665,740 0.16 2,638,079-36.86
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,976,945 0.76 7,765,7812.72
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 113 0.00 2,220-94.91
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,161,770 0.30 2,076,01852.30
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 5,234,694 0.50 7,548,229-30.65
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,965,136 0.47 10,374,361-52.14
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9,054 0.00 24,060-62.37
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 6-100.00
52 Cotton 4,670 0.00 568,239.29
54 Man-made filaments 3 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 12,643-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 180 0.00 293-38.57
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 179-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 31,149 0.00 36,386-14.39
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 140 0.00 1,208-88.41
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,213 0.00 36,180-93.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,148 0.00 5,916-80.59
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,654 0.00 5,560-16.29
65 Headgear and parts thereof 60 0.00 935-93.58
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 290-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 328,910 0.03 620,846-47.02
69 Ceramic products 44 0.00 1,589-97.23
70 Glass and glassware 89,761 0.01 34,373161.14
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,299,744 0.41 5,100,633-15.70
72 Iron and steel 7,265,346 0.69 1,104,150558.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,163,982 0.11 5,270,876-77.92
74 Copper and articles thereof 15,153 0.00 34,083-55.54
75 Nickel and articles thereof 527 0.00 77,903-99.32
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 15,667,218 1.50 14,588,8287.39
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,458,592 0.14 1145,859,100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 474 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 8,834 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 274,528 0.03 206133,166.02
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 60,813 0.01 255,126-76.16
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,617 0.00 1,92887.60
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,716,068 0.35 2,838,86230.90
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 5,396,233 0.52 6,125,590-11.91
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 27,951 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,444 0.00 9,69228.39
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,691,341 0.16 159,356961.36
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,373,214 0.61 10,849,745-41.26
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 10,092-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,216 0.00 2,978-25.59
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 158,626 0.02 27757,165.70
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 11,742-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 14,974 0.00 11,94925.32
SS Classified 67,489,344 6.44 10 750 480527.78

Russia’s Imports from Malaysia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.66% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (60.28% in 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.14% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (17.40% in 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.47% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (12.83% in 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.01% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (1.63% in 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.43% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (5.74% in 2019).

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

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $41,727,177.

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $92,102,210;
  • 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 $57,847,583;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $26,133,771;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $12,016,848;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $11,890,676;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $11,836,130;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $5,968,476.
Russia’s imports from Malaysia in 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2020
over 2019
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,499 0.00 10,446-85.65
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 48,725 0.00 51,601-5.57
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 35,183 0.00 50,109-29.79
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 189,411 0.01 428,590-55.81
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 2,624-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,360 0.00 11,114-87.76
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 55,318,420 3.50 81,452,191-32.08
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 470,071 0.03 435,1158.03
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 81,017,548 5.13 93,034,396-12.92
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,373,356 0.28 3,615,45120.96
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 800,703 0.05 2,732,731-70.70
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 29,691,990 1.88 34,328,329-13.51
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 22,048 0.00 234,777-90.61
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 7,491,829 0.47 8,818,869-15.05
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,688,872 0.11 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 439-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,560,797 0.10 93,663,007-98.33
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,214,857 0.33 6,995,181-25.45
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 803,407 0.05 241,902232.12
29 Organic chemicals 16,139,182 1.02 13,710,08617.72
30 Pharmaceutical products 81,449 0.01 81,772-0.40
31 Fertilizers 10,940 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 10,701,942 0.68 14,253,131-24.92
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 18,315,668 1.16 30,206,344-39.36
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 24,311,806 1.54 24,155,3500.65
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,016,210 0.19 3,309,956-8.87
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 344,874 0.02 649,386-46.89
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 25,901,268 1.64 23,724,5529.17
39 Plastics and articles thereof 17,586,011 1.11 20,180,314-12.86
40 Rubber and articles thereof 216,608,689 13.71 174,881,51223.86
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 740 0.00 16,104-95.40
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 55,690 0.00 23,270139.32
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 123-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 204,558 0.01 335,502-39.03
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 55-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 101 0.00 219-53.88
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,194,757 0.14 453,492383.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 437,838 0.03 710,309-38.36
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 77,613 0.00 129,164-39.91
52 Cotton 2,100,671 0.13 1,526,32837.63
54 Man-made filaments 636,981 0.04 143,722343.20
55 Man-made staple fibers 353,294 0.02 830,551-57.46
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 121,008 0.01 75,58360.10
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 7,782 0.00 5,49841.54
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 780,736 0.05 172,053353.78
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,820,451 0.18 4,424,256-36.25
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 622,914 0.04 616,7511.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 704,402 0.04 663,8646.11
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 305,047 0.02 292,5174.28
65 Headgear and parts thereof 557,641 0.04 324,33071.94
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 38 0.00 384-90.10
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 23,394 0.00 10,899114.64
69 Ceramic products 133,079 0.01 50,565163.18
70 Glass and glassware 244,904 0.02 209,91516.67
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 120,269 0.01 31,258284.76
72 Iron and steel 16,017,281 1.01 14,343,03911.67
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,959,517 0.38 8,197,442-27.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 7,000,305 0.44 2,280,127207.01
75 Nickel and articles thereof 58,904 0.00 60,719-2.99
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,055,753 0.07 1,409,129-25.08
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 618-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 6,449 0.00 689,834-99.07
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 44,134 0.00 31,71839.14
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 618,314 0.04 558,90910.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,002,322 0.06 1,097,620-8.68
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 202,638,968 12.83 198,559,4052.05
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 668,307,748 42.31 726,155,331-7.97
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 677,217 0.04 548,29823.51
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 24,365,387 1.54 21,294,98414.42
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 117,954 0.01 6,086,430-98.06
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 93,459,375 5.92 105,295,505-11.24
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 63,855 0.00 39,44561.88
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,827,425 0.24 3,621,6515.68
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 7,314,366 0.46 9,603,020-23.83
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10,032,652 0.64 9,122,2209.98
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,536,712 0.16 3,771,885-32.75
SS Classified 30,000 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia