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Russian trade with Taiwan in 2015

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 2015: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Taiwan was $3,938,784,654, down 29.57% ($1,653,875,256) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2015 were $2,623,482,384, down 32.97% ($1,290,553,961) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2015 were $1,315,302,270, down 21.64% ($363,321,295) from 2014.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in 2015 was $1,308,180,114, a 41.48% decrease ($927,232,666) over 2014.

Taiwan was Russia’s 27th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 28th in 2014), accounting for 0.7484% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.7143% in 2014).

Taiwan was Russia’s 26th largest export market in 2015 (up from 27th in 2014), accounting for 0.7635% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.7876% in 2014).

Taiwan was Russia’s 29th largest supplier in 2015 (just as in 2014), accounting for 0.7200% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.5870% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 56.70% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (54.85% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 36.39% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (39.60% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.80% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (3.25% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.08% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (0.89% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $9,923,674.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2015 over 2014 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 $659,359,346;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $581,793,542;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $43,809,161.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 544,619 0.02 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,470,639 0.17 5,085,894-12.10
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 30,446 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,244 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 28,369 0.00 33,160-14.45
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,806,282 0.22 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 78,950 0.00 33,550135.32
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,912 0.00 26,047-92.66
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,349,792 0.13 3,836,582-12.69
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,230,033 0.05 1,491,486-17.53
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 914,995 0.03 1,072,480-14.68
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 203-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 18,593 0.00 2,277716.56
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 45,809 0.00 163,808-72.03
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,367,283 0.05 619,495120.71
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 20 0.00 5,303-99.62
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,487,613,477 56.70 2,146,972,823-30.71
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,151,358 0.08 1,710,03825.81
29 Organic chemicals 61,907,819 2.36 105,716,980-41.44
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,105,942 0.04 1,104,0000.18
31 Fertilizers 13,707,009 0.52 3,783,335262.30
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 211,574 0.01 45,176368.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 60,644 0.00 56,0238.25
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 5,124 0.00 27,646-81.47
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 7,956-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 16,769-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 395,869 0.02 234,34968.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 334,017 0.01 393,862-15.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 19,860,712 0.76 13,944,51942.43
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 608,208 0.02 2,218,926-72.59
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 994 0.00 0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 962 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,059,702 0.23 9,901,466-38.80
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 7,755,982 0.30 10,934,834-29.07
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 14,629,486 0.56 14,022,8624.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,559 0.00 7,397-65.40
54 Man-made filaments 5,467 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 620,927 0.02 211,441193.66
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 5,019 0.00 12,113-58.57
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 25,826 0.00 2,956773.68
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 32,791 0.00 28,00217.10
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 43,161 0.00 907,764-95.25
65 Headgear and parts thereof 44 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 139,133 0.01 16,279754.68
69 Ceramic products 500 0.00 19,832-97.48
70 Glass and glassware 13,746 0.00 77,492-82.26
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 16,602,214 0.63 14,036,85418.28
72 Iron and steel 899,938,180 34.30 1,481,731,722-39.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,041,648 0.04 8,490,281-87.73
74 Copper and articles thereof 10 0.00 510,524-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 3,308-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 51,859,751 1.98 56,420,034-8.08
80 Tin and articles thereof 7,409 0.00 1295,643.41
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,832,582 0.07 1,976,350-7.27
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 39,238 0.00 862,337-95.45
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 731 0.00 116,545.45
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 167,689 0.01 1,184,021-85.84
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 9,780,433 0.37 12,660,733-22.75
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 865,612 0.03 935,556-7.48
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,874,514 0.07 1,269,49547.66
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,111,899 0.16 9,138,444-55.00
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 75,192 0.00 21,250253.84
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 300 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 29,657 0.00 5,395449.71
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,300 0.00 6,702-80.60
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 53,919 0.00 11,824356.01
SS Classified 11,044 0.00 26 250-57.93

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 66.54% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (65.53% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.93% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (15.06% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.14% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (9.50% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.51% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (3.01% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $5,618,787.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2015 over 2014 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 $168,050,697;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $40,246,102;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $37,632,201;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $18,029,093;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $17,565,584;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $14,667,704;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $12,615,056;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $10,742,997;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $10,102,631;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6,190,025;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $5,927,750;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $5,503,632;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $4,961,120;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $4,080,252.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 632 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 13,215 0.00 2,362,332-99.44
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 20,938 0.00 59,931-65.06
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 381 0.00 56580.36
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 11,745-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 52,197 0.00 86,176-39.43
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 186-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,368 0.00 12,761-57.93
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 21,539 0.00 72,548-70.31
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 39,106 0.00 101,776-61.58
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 47,433 0.00 59,557-20.36
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 588 0.00 1,010-41.78
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 76,773 0.01 78,561-2.28
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 93,739 0.01 93,968-0.24
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,719,962 0.13 1,494,90915.05
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 328,729 0.02 667,584-50.76
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 21,457 0.00 4,397387.99
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,082 0.00 2,54999.37
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 102,119 0.01 85,10120.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,796,752 0.14 1,422,21326.33
29 Organic chemicals 8,792,148 0.67 6,519,98034.85
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,696,919 0.51 1,078,132521.16
31 Fertilizers 293,328 0.02 25,6051,045.59
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6,878,344 0.52 3,935,72074.77
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,927,301 0.37 6,580,660-25.12
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 1,253,482 0.10 2,301,809-45.54
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,336,147 0.10 1,814,324-26.36
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 43 0.00 16168.75
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,014,340 0.08 1,517,968-33.18
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,175,355 0.55 8,394,531-14.52
39 Plastics and articles thereof 72,599,900 5.52 87,267,604-16.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 20,613,642 1.57 38,642,735-46.66
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 19,070-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,030,362 0.23 3,253,109-6.85
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 505 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,201,818 0.09 1,682,198-28.56
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,181 0.00 19,217-93.85
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 979,554 0.07 773,22726.68
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,794,087 0.29 3,475,2379.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,894,955 0.22 3,259,313-11.18
50 Silk 12,708 0.00 19,350-34.33
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 6,486 0.00 0
52 Cotton 109,969 0.01 73,73949.13
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 12,732 0.00 11,8997.00
54 Man-made filaments 8,395,710 0.64 13,356,830-37.14
55 Man-made staple fibers 9,819,026 0.75 15,322,658-35.92
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,180,003 0.09 690,65670.85
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 36,920 0.00 61,633-40.10
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 687,599 0.05 532,24129.19
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,515,535 0.12 1,765,752-14.17
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 477,190 0.04 721,822-33.89
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,031,425 0.15 5,178,609-60.77
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 882,639 0.07 1,375,991-35.85
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,757,068 0.21 3,221,349-14.41
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 608,488 0.05 864,543-29.62
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,743,735 0.28 6,220,405-39.82
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 692,755 0.05 1,058,614-34.56
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 19,748 0.00 8,803124.33
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,698,006 0.13 900,72588.52
69 Ceramic products 450,243 0.03 286,03357.41
70 Glass and glassware 10,377,218 0.79 9,509,6179.12
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 47,117 0.00 201,562-76.62
72 Iron and steel 83,111,531 6.32 89,039,281-6.66
73 Articles of iron or steel 46,573,668 3.54 59,188,724-21.31
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,144,296 0.09 1,426,150-19.76
75 Nickel and articles thereof 798,841 0.06 257,659210.04
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,005,592 0.23 3,271,175-8.12
78 Lead and articles thereof 7,395 0.00 4891,412.27
79 Zinc and articles thereof 31,270 0.00 4,695566.03
80 Tin and articles thereof 810,905 0.06 450,61179.96
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 128,318 0.01 94,50235.78
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 52,158,107 3.97 89,790,308-41.91
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8,575,894 0.65 9,216,858-6.95
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 400,807,429 30.47 411,550,426-2.61
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 383,628,176 29.17 551,678,873-30.46
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 60,856 0.00 107,219-43.24
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 52,339,236 3.98 92,585,338-43.47
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 535,548 0.04 56,191853.09
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 37,816,380 2.88 44,006,405-14.07
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,371,809 0.18 2,627,489-9.73
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 531,980 0.04 1,241,904-57.16
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 18,823,718 1.43 36,389,302-48.27
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 21,682,371 1.65 31,785,002-31.78
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,941,401 0.30 8,021,653-50.87
SS Classified 3,025,808 0.23 7 272 665-58.39
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia