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Russian trade with Taiwan in 2014

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 2014: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In 2014, Russia’s trade with Taiwan was $5,592,659,910, down 12.04% ($765,761,632) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2014 were $3,914,036,345, down 11.91% ($529,325,457) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2014 were $1,678,623,565, down 12.35% ($236,436,175) from 2013.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in 2014 was $2,235,412,780, a 11.58% decrease ($292,889,282) over 2013.

Taiwan was Russia’s 28th largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 27th in 2013), accounting for 0.7143% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.7549% in 2013).

Taiwan was Russia’s 27th largest export market in 2014 (just as in 2013), accounting for 0.7876% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.8427% in 2013).

Taiwan was Russia’s 29th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 30th in 2013), accounting for 0.5870% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.6080% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 54.85% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (63.55% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 39.60% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (31.99% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.25% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (2.47% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $106,183,358;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $23,306,653;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $15,293,201.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2014 over 2013 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 $676,634,390.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 98,802-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,085,894 0.13 7,299,421-30.32
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 33,160 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 205,400-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 33,550 0.00 48,290-30.52
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 26,047 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,836,582 0.10 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,491,486 0.04 1,333,68911.83
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,072,480 0.03 475,479125.56
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 203 0.00 15035.33
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,277 0.00 26,014-91.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 163,808 0.00 2,5006,452.32
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 619,495 0.02 9,297,704-93.34
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,303 0.00 187,410-97.17
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,146,972,823 54.85 2,823,607,213-23.96
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,710,038 0.04 1,595,9307.15
29 Organic chemicals 105,716,980 2.70 82,410,32728.28
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,104,000 0.03 1,923,526-42.61
31 Fertilizers 3,783,335 0.10 10,173,842-62.81
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 45,176 0.00 109,053-58.57
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 56,023 0.00 13,091327.95
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 27,646 0.00 6374,240.03
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7,956 0.00 9,079-12.37
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 16,769 0.00 3,446386.62
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 234,349 0.01 506,199-53.70
39 Plastics and articles thereof 393,862 0.01 204,10892.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,944,519 0.36 13,015,3067.14
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2,218,926 0.06 641,328245.99
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 241-100.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 1,682-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9,901,466 0.25 6,026,59664.30
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 10,934,834 0.28 8,312,25931.55
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 14,022,862 0.36 14,330,166-2.14
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,397 0.00 1,750322.69
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 211,441 0.01 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 20-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 12,113 0.00 17,333-30.12
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,956 0.00 3,113-5.04
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 28,002 0.00 70,063-60.03
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 5-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 907,764 0.02 30,4542,880.77
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 16,279 0.00 26,867-39.41
69 Ceramic products 19,832 0.00 21,675-8.50
70 Glass and glassware 77,492 0.00 213,552-63.71
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 14,036,854 0.36 14,687,696-4.43
72 Iron and steel 1,481,731,722 37.86 1,375,548,3647.72
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,490,281 0.22 1,241,881583.66
74 Copper and articles thereof 510,524 0.01 1,284,309-60.25
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,308 0.00 832297.60
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 56,420,034 1.44 41,126,83337.19
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 135-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 129 0.00 2,104-93.87
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,976,350 0.05 2,022,613-2.29
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 862,337 0.02 10,7627,912.80
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11 0.00 5,400-99.80
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,184,021 0.03 1,286,307-7.95
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 12,660,733 0.32 11,933,5166.09
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 935,556 0.02 1,250,167-25.17
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,269,495 0.03 1,003,69226.48
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,138,444 0.23 9,692,713-5.72
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 21,250 0.00 14,33348.26
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 5,277-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,395 0.00 524929.58
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,702 0.00 5641,088.30
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 11,824 0.00 0
SS Classified 26,250 0.00 6043,650.00

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 65.53% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (67.14% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.06% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (14.75% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.50% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (9.02% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.01% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (2.60% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $9,168,358.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2014 over 2013 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 $127,142,426;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $40,443,385;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $19,966,409;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $12,242,460;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $9,046,802;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $8,880,470;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $8,820,583;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $8,294,936;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $5,898,521.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,362,332 0.14 10,657,268-77.83
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 59,931 0.00 96,399-37.83
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 56 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 11,745 0.00 1,709587.24
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 86,176 0.01 275,399-68.71
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 186 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 12,761 0.00 7,51369.85
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 14,275-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 72,548 0.00 221,958-67.31
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 101,776 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 59,557 0.00 92,260-35.45
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,010 0.00 2,164-53.33
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 78,561 0.00 53,93045.67
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 93,968 0.01 147,187-36.16
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,494,909 0.09 1,139,22531.22
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 667,584 0.04 839,763-20.50
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,397 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,549 0.00 232,364-98.90
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 85,101 0.01 135,872-37.37
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,422,213 0.08 1,081,88031.46
29 Organic chemicals 6,519,980 0.39 5,184,21925.77
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,078,132 0.06 194,896453.18
31 Fertilizers 25,605 0.00 8,432203.66
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,935,720 0.23 3,728,8705.55
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,580,660 0.39 5,347,30723.06
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 2,301,809 0.14 2,623,922-12.28
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,814,324 0.11 1,097,46665.32
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 16 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,517,968 0.09 2,624,681-42.17
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,394,531 0.50 6,989,69320.10
39 Plastics and articles thereof 87,267,604 5.20 96,314,406-9.39
40 Rubber and articles thereof 38,642,735 2.30 47,523,205-18.69
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 19,070 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,253,109 0.19 3,454,321-5.82
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 301-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,682,198 0.10 1,344,60725.11
45 Cork and articles of cork 19,217 0.00 17,7038.55
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 773,227 0.05 699,72410.50
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,475,237 0.21 3,832,295-9.32
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,259,313 0.19 832,722291.40
50 Silk 19,350 0.00 7,166170.03
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 11,871-100.00
52 Cotton 73,739 0.00 57,77327.64
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 11,899 0.00 85,861-86.14
54 Man-made filaments 13,356,830 0.80 4,188,472218.90
55 Man-made staple fibers 15,322,658 0.91 18,926,971-19.04
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 690,656 0.04 775,418-10.93
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 61,633 0.00 106,850-42.32
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 532,241 0.03 640,250-16.87
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,765,752 0.11 1,887,814-6.47
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 721,822 0.04 1,449,213-50.19
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,178,609 0.31 5,837,984-11.29
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,375,991 0.08 1,443,867-4.70
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,221,349 0.19 3,757,894-14.28
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 864,543 0.05 1,309,721-33.99
65 Headgear and parts thereof 6,220,405 0.37 8,439,951-26.30
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,058,614 0.06 849,93224.55
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 8,803 0.00 39,526-77.73
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 900,725 0.05 806,05211.75
69 Ceramic products 286,033 0.02 1,619,854-82.34
70 Glass and glassware 9,509,617 0.57 8,142,33016.79
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 201,562 0.01 197,2772.17
72 Iron and steel 89,039,281 5.30 86,021,5363.51
73 Articles of iron or steel 59,188,724 3.53 79,155,133-25.22
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,426,150 0.08 1,221,80116.73
75 Nickel and articles thereof 257,659 0.02 4,5165,605.47
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,271,175 0.19 6,617,864-50.57
78 Lead and articles thereof 489 0.00 1,332-63.29
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4,695 0.00 3,32541.20
80 Tin and articles thereof 450,611 0.03 17,2162,517.40
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 94,502 0.01 150,327-37.14
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 89,790,308 5.35 98,610,891-8.94
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9,216,858 0.55 10,692,586-13.80
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 411,550,426 24.52 451,993,811-8.95
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 551,678,873 32.86 678,821,299-18.73
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 107,219 0.01 247,200-56.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 92,585,338 5.52 104,827,798-11.68
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 56,191 0.00 41013,605.12
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 44,006,405 2.62 49,904,926-11.82
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,627,489 0.16 1,714,72353.23
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,241,904 0.07 1,893,938-34.43
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 36,389,302 2.17 36,379,6330.03
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 31,785,002 1.89 33,754,944-5.84
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,021,653 0.48 5,367,79849.44
SS Classified 7,272,665 0.43 10 256 750-29.09

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia