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Russian trade with Taiwan in 2013

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Taiwan in 2013: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Taiwan totaled $6,358,421,542, up 19.40% ($1,033,102,015) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2013 totaled $4,443,361,802, up 33.77% ($1,121,678,410) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2013 were $1,915,059,740, down 4.42% ($88,576,395) from 2012.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in 2013 was $2,528,302,062, a 91.82% increase ($1,210,254,805) over 2012.

Taiwan was Russia’s 27th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 28th in 2012), accounting for 0.7549% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.6325% in 2012).

Taiwan was Russia’s 27th largest export market in 2013 (up from 29th in 2012), accounting for 0.8427% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.6330% in 2012).

Taiwan was Russia’s 30th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 29th in 2012), accounting for 0.6080% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.6315% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 63.55% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (50.35% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 31.99% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (44.57% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.47% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (2.19% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.65% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (1.07% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2013 over 2012 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 $1,151,206,612;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $35,086,697.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $31,465,641;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $20,489,650.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 98,802 0.00 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,299,421 0.16 8,643,273-15.55
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 2,036-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 205,400 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 48,290 0.00 46,1654.60
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,333,689 0.03 1,245,9737.04
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 475,479 0.01 467,6511.67
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 150 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 26,014 0.00 109,240-76.19
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,500 0.00 57,179-95.63
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 9,297,704 0.21 4,007,814131.99
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 187,410 0.00 2,2748,141.42
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,823,607,213 63.55 1,672,400,60168.84
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,595,930 0.04 2,604,578-38.73
29 Organic chemicals 82,410,327 1.85 47,323,63074.14
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,923,526 0.04 1,449,15232.73
31 Fertilizers 10,173,842 0.23 499,6481,936.20
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 109,053 0.00 79,62136.97
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13,091 0.00 12,7482.69
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 637 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 9,079 0.00 15,786-42.49
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,446 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 506,199 0.01 299,44269.05
39 Plastics and articles thereof 204,108 0.00 506,313-59.69
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,015,306 0.29 19,813,192-34.31
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 641,328 0.01 909,799-29.51
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 241 0.00 99143.43
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,682 0.00 4,889-65.60
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,026,596 0.14 4,346,95938.64
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 8,312,259 0.19 13,956,649-40.44
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 14,330,166 0.32 17,268,764-17.02
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,750 0.00 13,389-86.93
52 Cotton 0 0.00 556-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 216-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 20 0.00 4400.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 17,333 0.00 7,639126.90
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,113 0.00 10,346-69.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 70,063 0.00 56,01925.07
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 30,454 0.00 33,101-8.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 26,867 0.00 19,53337.55
69 Ceramic products 21,675 0.00 27,796-22.02
70 Glass and glassware 213,552 0.00 62,624241.01
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 14,687,696 0.33 15,267,737-3.80
72 Iron and steel 1,375,548,364 30.96 1,407,014,005-2.24
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,241,881 0.03 2,609,448-52.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,284,309 0.03 6,086,019-78.90
75 Nickel and articles thereof 832 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 41,126,833 0.93 61,616,483-33.25
78 Lead and articles thereof 135 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 2,104 0.00 1,05699.24
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,022,613 0.05 3,012,372-32.86
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10,762 0.00 79,872-86.53
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,400 0.00 27,072-80.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,286,307 0.03 1,931,739-33.41
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 11,933,516 0.27 16,088,471-25.83
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 1,250,167 0.03 823,84351.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,003,692 0.02 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,692,713 0.22 10,774,820-10.04
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 14,333 0.00 9,80946.12
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 5,277 0.00 718634.96
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 524 0.00 230127.83
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 564 0.00 0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 35,000-100.00
SS Classified 60 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 67.14% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (68.90% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.75% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (13.18% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.02% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (9.37% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.60% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (2.47% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $21,820,258;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $11,521,208;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $5,997,957.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $99,096,933;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $20,571,569.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 10,657,268 0.56 6,198,68971.93
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 96,399 0.01 160,956-40.11
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,709 0.00 7,973-78.57
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 275,399 0.01 185,66348.33
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7,513 0.00 10,069-25.38
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 21,151-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 14,275 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 221,958 0.01 482,588-54.01
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 92,260 0.00 135,266-31.79
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,164 0.00 26,912-91.96
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 53,930 0.00 28,42589.73
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 147,187 0.01 53,408175.59
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,139,225 0.06 784,07645.30
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 839,763 0.04 1,879,739-55.33
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 232,364 0.01 8,3962,667.56
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 135,872 0.01 86,10657.80
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,081,880 0.06 1,533,520-29.45
29 Organic chemicals 5,184,219 0.27 8,088,814-35.91
30 Pharmaceutical products 194,896 0.01 41,454370.15
31 Fertilizers 8,432 0.00 7120,357.14
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,728,870 0.19 3,837,242-2.82
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,347,307 0.28 6,561,575-18.51
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 2,623,922 0.14 2,814,896-6.78
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,097,466 0.06 829,45232.31
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,624,681 0.14 3,626,731-27.63
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,989,693 0.36 7,568,702-7.65
39 Plastics and articles thereof 96,314,406 5.03 116,885,975-17.60
40 Rubber and articles thereof 47,523,205 2.48 36,001,99732.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,454,321 0.18 2,458,96540.48
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 301 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,344,607 0.07 1,428,446-5.87
45 Cork and articles of cork 17,703 0.00 15,49914.22
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 699,724 0.04 749,881-6.69
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,832,295 0.20 4,344,871-11.80
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 832,722 0.04 1,146,978-27.40
50 Silk 7,166 0.00 18,347-60.94
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 11,871 0.00 0
52 Cotton 57,773 0.00 153,439-62.35
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 85,861 0.00 114,599-25.08
54 Man-made filaments 4,188,472 0.22 2,318,69480.64
55 Man-made staple fibers 18,926,971 0.99 20,005,365-5.39
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 775,418 0.04 521,83948.59
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 106,850 0.01 176,426-39.44
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 640,250 0.03 725,940-11.80
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,887,814 0.10 3,248,880-41.89
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,449,213 0.08 2,288,255-36.67
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,837,984 0.30 4,999,22816.78
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,443,867 0.08 1,216,93718.65
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,757,894 0.20 4,260,764-11.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,309,721 0.07 1,673,134-21.72
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8,439,951 0.44 6,176,63736.64
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 849,932 0.04 1,673,094-49.20
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 39,526 0.00 17,214129.62
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 806,052 0.04 952,902-15.41
69 Ceramic products 1,619,854 0.08 1,662,017-2.54
70 Glass and glassware 8,142,330 0.43 8,173,584-0.38
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 197,277 0.01 193,1782.12
72 Iron and steel 86,021,536 4.49 90,789,819-5.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 79,155,133 4.13 57,334,87538.06
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,221,801 0.06 1,639,178-25.46
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4,516 0.00 112,838-96.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,617,864 0.35 7,808,102-15.24
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,332 0.00 1,486-10.36
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3,325 0.00 1,275160.78
80 Tin and articles thereof 17,216 0.00 11,19253.82
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 150,327 0.01 153,950-2.35
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 98,610,891 5.15 94,816,6954.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10,692,586 0.56 11,339,195-5.70
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 451,993,811 23.60 453,861,148-0.41
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 678,821,299 35.45 777,918,232-12.74
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 247,200 0.01 311,892-20.74
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 104,827,798 5.47 98,829,8416.07
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 410 0.00 713,087-99.94
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 49,904,926 2.61 48,904,8802.04
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,714,723 0.09 1,673,6702.45
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,893,938 0.10 2,188,859-13.47
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 36,379,633 1.90 40,182,236-9.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 33,754,944 1.76 32,389,8934.21
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,367,798 0.28 5,637,027-4.78
SS Classified 10,256,750 0.54 8 441 87021.50

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia