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Russian trade with Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2016

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 the first quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia's Trade with Taiwan

In the 1st quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with Taiwan was $939,196,944, down 13.38% ($145,018,919) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $579,374,338, down 26.54% ($209,340,435) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2016 totaled $359,822,606, up 21.77% ($64,321,516) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade surplus with Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2016 was $219,551,732, a 55.49% decrease ($273,661,951) over the 1st quarter of 2015.

Taiwan was Russia's 22nd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 26th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.9652% of Russia's total trade (up from 0.8195% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Taiwan was Russia's 22nd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 29th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.9441% of Russia's total exports (up from 0.8738% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Taiwan was Russia's 24th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 31st in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 1.0012% of Russia's total imports (up from 0.7030% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Russia's Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2016 (and in the 1st quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 53.09% of Russia's total exports to Taiwan (48.61% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 41.15% of Russia's total exports to Taiwan (42.25% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.39% of Russia's total exports to Taiwan (0.38% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.38% of Russia's total exports to Taiwan (0.99% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.12% of Russia's total exports to Taiwan (6.30% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.08% of Russia's total exports to Taiwan (0.61% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $14,160,258;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $2,543,814;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $2,453,495.

The largest declines in Russia's exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $108,127,790;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $75,814,999;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $29,879,953;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $6,820,149;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $6,609,514;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2,284,309.
Russia's exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total export
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 134,508 0.02 2,267.27
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,161,636 0.20 21.49
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 63,272 0.01
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,725 0.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 -100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,852,070 0.66 194.44
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6,820 0.00 147.37
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 -100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 -100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 187,021 0.03 -51.86
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 156,858 0.03 -50.46
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 18,552 0.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,271 0.00 -86.74
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,453,495 0.42
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 68 0.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 307,613,238 53.09 -19.77
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 468,121 0.08 -16.74
29 Organic chemicals 4,200,524 0.73 -87.67
30 Pharmaceutical products 611,296 0.11 10.74
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 -100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 67,187 0.01 141.14
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 31,860 0.01 -23.29
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 800 0.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 160,942 0.03 76,905.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 46,628 0.01 -14.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 919,210 0.16 -87.79
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 410,683 0.07
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,034,663 0.35 1.76
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,338,375 0.40 49.61
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,595,984 0.62 -15.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 546 0.00 -52.19
54 Man-made filaments 29,795 0.01 447.70
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 108,287 0.02 -27.97
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9,228 0.00 9,930.43
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 569 0.00 -94.58
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,134 0.00 -79.66
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,687 0.00 -96.59
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 -100.00
70 Glass and glassware 3,943 0.00 1,515.98
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,259,205 1.08 29.70
72 Iron and steel 214,746,741 37.07 -33.49
73 Articles of iron or steel 90,359 0.02 -91.28
74 Copper and articles thereof 12,016 0.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 6,419 0.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 23,130,343 3.99 157.86
80 Tin and articles thereof 4,384 0.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 399,773 0.07 11.35
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 -100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 -100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 327,760 0.06 683.53
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 1,788,983 0.31 -24.30
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 640,500 0.11 -26.01
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 782,998 0.14 92.38
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 452,084 0.08 -83.48
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
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 4,674 0.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,380 0.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 -100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9,461 0.00 40.66
SS Classified 18,262 0.00

Russia's Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2016 (and in the 1st quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 74.65% of Russia's total imports from Taiwan (65.91% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.68% of Russia's total imports from Taiwan (14.56% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.37% of Russia's total imports from Taiwan (9.58% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.85% of Russia's total imports from Taiwan (2.90% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 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) - an increase of $101,842,910;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,547,363;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2,223,214;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $1,489,034;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,414,858;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,367,579.

The largest declines in Russia's imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $21,644,403;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $8,869,406;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $4,461,264;
  • 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 $2,675,041;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,049,267;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $1,996,150;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,914,889.
Russia's imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total import
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 266,296 0.07 16,595.67
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 21,162 0.01 6,217.01
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 17,953 0.00 135.70
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,745 0.00 -48.33
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 -100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 -100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 9,522 0.00 61.83
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 -100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 16,574 0.00 -53.71
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 14,072 0.00 -39.61
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 112,615 0.03 -69.53
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 14,200 0.00 -53.92
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 -100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 76 0.00 -96.82
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,818 0.00 -86.28
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 175,175 0.05 -29.20
29 Organic chemicals 3,531,261 0.98 66.85
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,392,699 0.39 5,444.18
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,474,986 0.69 151.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,343,998 0.37 9.30
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 188,904 0.05 -45.02
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 273,750 0.08 -13.37
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 14 0.00 180.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 237,558 0.07 -71.31
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,762,903 0.49 12.33
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15,325,984 4.26 0.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,416,117 0.95 -35.92
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 41 0.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 501,686 0.14 -38.99
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 20 0.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 241,232 0.07 -32.17
45 Cork and articles of cork 17 0.00 -72.13
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 71,092 0.02 -77.67
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 654,808 0.18 26.39
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 303,547 0.08 -64.40
50 Silk 2,327 0.00
52 Cotton 34,538 0.01 -59.77
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 523 0.00 -59.65
54 Man-made filaments 3,018,312 0.84 2.32
55 Man-made staple fibers 810,547 0.23 -71.12
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 120,064 0.03 -23.45
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,691 0.00 75.78
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 125,423 0.03 -53.50
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 499,178 0.14 20.09
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 92,900 0.03 32.09
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 139,697 0.04 -63.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 154,783 0.04 -27.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 764,367 0.21 64.36
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 332,805 0.09 -6.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 440,684 0.12 31.67
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 116,758 0.03 80.48
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 136 0.00 -98.86
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 123,571 0.03 -84.84
69 Ceramic products 70,893 0.02 -33.41
70 Glass and glassware 3,201,666 0.89 22.51
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,869 0.00 -69.40
72 Iron and steel 17,694,720 4.92 14.37
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,403,585 2.34 -19.60
74 Copper and articles thereof 218,313 0.06 -27.74
75 Nickel and articles thereof 632,490 0.18 -19.43
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 713,963 0.20 -8.88
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,254 0.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 31,465 0.01 107.01
80 Tin and articles thereof 2,981 0.00 243.43
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,010 0.00 -98.13
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,775,966 2.44 -33.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,936,668 0.54 1.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 77,525,027 21.55 -21.83
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 170,885,479 47.49 147.51
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 1,319 0.00 -85.94
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10,713,053 2.98 -45.29
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 495 0.00 560.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,498,629 2.64 36.65
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 599,732 0.17 90.87
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 96,012 0.03 -54.49
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 3,506,279 0.97 -43.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,646,303 1.29 2.52
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,200,363 0.33 -1.88
SS Classified 304,943 0.08 -77.81
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia