Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with Malaysia in 2021

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 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Malaysia

In 2021, Russia’s trade with Malaysia totaled $3,252,064,287, up 23.78% ($624,873,445) from 2020.

Russia’s exports to Malaysia in 2021 totaled $1,429,840,554, up 36.46% ($382,036,373) from 2020.

Russia’s imports from Malaysia in 2021 totaled $1,822,223,733, up 15.38% ($242,837,072) from 2020.

Russia’s trade deficit with Malaysia in 2021 was $392,383,179, a 26.19% decrease ($139,199,301) over 2020.

Malaysia was Russia’s 42nd largest trading partner in 2021 (down from 39th in 2020), accounting for 0.4143% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.4627% in 2020).

Malaysia was Russia’s 52nd largest export market in 2021 (down from 51st in 2020), accounting for 0.2909% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3115% in 2020).

Malaysia was Russia’s 30th largest supplier in 2021 (down from 29th in 2020), accounting for 0.6210% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.6824% in 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Malaysia

The major share of Russian exports to Malaysia in 2021 (and in 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 83.33% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (80.09% in 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.33% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (3.46% in 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.13% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (2.47% in 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.78% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (4.14% in 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.45% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (1.28% in 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.44% of Russia’s total exports to Malaysia (1.64% in 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in 2021 over 2020 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 $355,570,072;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $93,223,236;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $9,247,446;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $6,682,078;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $5,646,498.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Malaysia in 2021 over 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $11,622,115;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $6,586,152;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $5,303,468;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $4,668,307.
Russia’s exports to Malaysia in 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2021
over 2020
01 Live animals 0 0.00 1,488-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 13,513 0.00 39,647-65.92
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 176,946-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 2,083-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10,500 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 868,552 0.06 521,21666.64
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 5,418-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 594,094 0.04 643,988-7.75
10 Cereals 416,579 0.03 12,038,694-96.54
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 139,710 0.01 22,140531.03
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 741,387 0.05 1,099,501-32.57
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 21,517,009 1.50 28,103,161-23.44
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 6,875 0.00 9,002-23.63
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 559,750 0.04 235,991137.19
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 41,418 0.00 26,57555.85
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 21,771 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 16,756-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 290,361 0.02 149,67494.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,294 0.00 6,248-47.28
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 259,964 0.02 320,985-19.01
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,318,671 0.09 526,119150.64
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,355,501 0.16 7,658,969-69.25
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,186,573,232 82.99 831,003,16042.79
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 9,117,912 0.64 2,435,834274.32
29 Organic chemicals 2,072,863 0.14 1,416,18446.37
30 Pharmaceutical products 56,266 0.00 10,639428.87
31 Fertilizers 113,621,624 7.95 20,398,388457.01
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 17,605 0.00 28,758-38.78
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 430,487 0.03 280,64453.39
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 139,317 0.01 27,036415.30
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 39,618 0.00 28,46639.18
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 1,710,800-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 540,295 0.04 282,04891.56
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,039,922 0.21 1,665,74082.50
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,185,463 0.29 7,976,945-47.53
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 267 0.00 113136.28
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,936,333 0.21 3,161,770-7.13
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 10,881,192 0.76 5,234,694107.87
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,871,713 0.48 4,965,13638.40
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 23 0.00 9,054-99.75
52 Cotton 0 0.00 4,670-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 28,288 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 36,829 0.00 31,227,533.33
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 180-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 24 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 31,149-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 350 0.00 140150.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,305 0.00 2,21349.34
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 69,181 0.00 1,1485,926.22
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,862 0.00 4,6544.47
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 60-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 504,392 0.04 328,91053.35
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 44-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 62,783 0.00 89,761-30.06
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,176,986 0.43 4,299,74443.66
72 Iron and steel 2,597,039 0.18 7,265,346-64.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,750,461 0.19 1,163,982136.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 11,310 0.00 15,153-25.36
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,881 0.00 527256.93
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 24,914,664 1.74 15,667,21859.02
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,458,592-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 474-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 4,803 0.00 8,834-45.63
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,887 0.00 274,528-98.95
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 149,114 0.01 60,813145.20
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 23,209 0.00 3,617541.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,109,010 0.22 3,716,068-16.34
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 3,925,758 0.27 5,396,233-27.25
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 798,479 0.06 27,9512,756.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 15,535 0.00 12,44424.84
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,480,087 0.31 1,691,341164.88
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,205,272 0.57 6,373,21428.75
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 60,555 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 90 0.00 2,216-95.94
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 616,707 0.04 158,626288.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 40,468 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 43,548 0.00 14,974190.82
SS Classified 0 0.00 67 489 344-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Malaysia

The major share of Russian imports from Malaysia in 2021 (and in 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 61.15% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (62.66% in 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 23.40% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (21.14% in 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.21% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (11.47% in 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.01% of Russia’s total imports from Malaysia (2.01% in 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Malaysia in 2021 over 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $90,354,229;
  • 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 $50,011,690;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $25,129,360;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $21,296,681;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $19,572,690;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $17,956,260;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $16,543,372;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $10,398,329.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Malaysia in 2021 over 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $15,495,146;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $9,128,567.
Russia’s imports from Malaysia in 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2021
over 2020
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6,763 0.00 1,499351.17
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,260 0.00 48,725-97.41
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 49,779 0.00 35,18341.49
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 487,710 0.03 189,411157.49
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 47,052 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,926 0.00 1,360115.15
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 73,274,680 4.02 55,318,42032.46
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 658,016 0.04 470,07139.98
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 100,590,238 5.52 81,017,54824.16
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,824,846 0.37 4,373,35656.06
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9,418 0.00 800,703-98.82
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 31,708,382 1.74 29,691,9906.79
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 132 0.00 22,048-99.40
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 7,973,960 0.44 7,491,8296.44
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 507,922 0.03 1,688,872-69.93
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 46 0.00 0
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 1,560,797-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,549,842 0.19 5,214,857-31.93
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 365,076 0.02 803,407-54.56
29 Organic chemicals 7,010,615 0.38 16,139,182-56.56
30 Pharmaceutical products 30,054 0.00 81,449-63.10
31 Fertilizers 45,988 0.00 10,940320.37
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 15,092,112 0.83 10,701,94241.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 18,513,990 1.02 18,315,6681.08
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 26,207,217 1.44 24,311,8067.80
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,077,793 0.17 3,016,2102.04
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 386,876 0.02 344,87412.18
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 28,069,542 1.54 25,901,2688.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 20,092,073 1.10 17,586,01114.25
40 Rubber and articles thereof 306,962,918 16.85 216,608,68941.71
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3,531 0.00 740377.16
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10,177 0.00 55,690-81.73
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 136,982 0.01 204,558-33.04
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 101-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,297,750 0.18 2,194,75750.26
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 311,708 0.02 437,838-28.81
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 6,090 0.00 77,613-92.15
52 Cotton 2,438,873 0.13 2,100,67116.10
54 Man-made filaments 660,377 0.04 636,9813.67
55 Man-made staple fibers 134,325 0.01 353,294-61.98
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,069,128 0.11 121,0081,609.91
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 11,334 0.00 7,78245.64
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 617,928 0.03 780,736-20.85
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,615,691 0.20 2,820,45128.20
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 305,442 0.02 622,914-50.97
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 649,011 0.04 704,402-7.86
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 201,655 0.01 305,047-33.89
65 Headgear and parts thereof 292,834 0.02 557,641-47.49
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 25 0.00 38-34.21
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 59,232 0.00 23,394153.19
69 Ceramic products 95,383 0.01 133,079-28.33
70 Glass and glassware 381,274 0.02 244,90455.68
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 28,645 0.00 120,269-76.18
72 Iron and steel 522,135 0.03 16,017,281-96.74
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,405,016 0.35 5,959,5177.48
74 Copper and articles thereof 6,438,793 0.35 7,000,305-8.02
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4,538 0.00 58,904-92.30
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,481,748 0.19 1,055,753229.79
78 Lead and articles thereof 100 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 9 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 18,397 0.00 6,449185.27
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 41,385 0.00 44,134-6.23
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 545,223 0.03 618,314-11.82
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 858,974 0.05 1,002,322-14.30
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 219,182,340 12.03 202,638,9688.16
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 718,319,438 39.42 668,307,7487.48
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 348,773 0.02 677,217-48.50
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 34,763,716 1.91 24,365,38742.68
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 21,414,635 1.18 117,95418,055.07
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 118,588,735 6.51 93,459,37526.89
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 150,317 0.01 63,855135.40
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4,807,028 0.26 3,827,42525.59
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 7,598,438 0.42 7,314,3663.88
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,045,541 0.33 10,032,652-39.74
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,159,664 0.17 2,536,71224.56
SS Classified 0 0.00 30 000-100.00
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia