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Russian trade with Taiwan in the 2nd 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 second quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In the 2nd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Taiwan was $925,915,974, down 3.12% ($29,770,451) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 were $593,917,857, down 11.42% ($76,543,945) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 totaled $331,998,117, up 16.40% ($46,773,494) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 was $261,919,740, a 32.01% decrease ($123,317,439) over the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Taiwan was Russia’s 25th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 26th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.8507% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.7010% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Taiwan was Russia’s 23rd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 25th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.8938% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.7324% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Taiwan was Russia’s 27th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 32nd in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.7832% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.6368% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 59.92% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (60.01% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 33.46% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (33.68% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.59% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (3.39% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.28% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (0.75% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.17% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (1.03% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $17,349,990;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,712,252;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $2,500,666;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $2,008,761.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $46,861,503;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $46,468,856;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $6,886,366.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 645,218 0.11 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,033,555 0.17 1,666,391-37.98
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 129,489 0.02 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 1,839-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,901,064 0.49 1,393,297108.22
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,292 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 23,939 0.00 7,641213.30
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 1,493,246-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 175,672 0.03 250,586-29.90
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 177,871 0.03 167,9875.88
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 18,554 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,373 0.00 22,444-93.88
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,500,666 0.42 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 57 0.00 9533.33
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 355,873,242 59.92 402,342,098-11.55
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 230,219 0.04 545,561-57.80
29 Organic chemicals 9,714,530 1.64 10,284,615-5.54
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 552,000-100.00
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 6,886,366-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 15,701 0.00 15,0194.54
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 35,444 0.01 0
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 1,792 0.00 3,764-52.39
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,816 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 59,155 0.01 56,7594.22
39 Plastics and articles thereof 90,389 0.02 147,903-38.89
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,258,781 0.89 4,217,47124.69
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 192,635 0.03 354,676-45.69
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 51-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,902,965 0.32 1,461,41430.21
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,681,357 0.28 2,007,546-16.25
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,388,604 0.57 3,455,534-1.94
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 1,417-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 66,368 0.01 117,086-43.32
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 126 0.00 5,019-97.49
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,210 0.00 3,879-43.03
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 134 0.00 6,498-97.94
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 14,141 0.00 17,012-16.88
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 24,246 0.00 25,604-5.30
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 13,502-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,001,164 0.84 2,992,40367.13
72 Iron and steel 168,316,814 28.34 215,178,317-21.78
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,716,150 0.46 3,89869,580.61
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 10-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 27,407,802 4.61 10,057,812172.50
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 313,537 0.05 551,036-43.10
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 165-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 247,079 0.04 14,0221,662.08
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 2,885,168 0.49 3,255,077-11.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 441,486 0.07 219,036101.56
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 419,619 0.07 656,015-36.04
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,508 0.00 2,958-15.21
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 1,920 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 98 0.00 242-59.50
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 907 0.00 0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 6,577-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 65.42% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (65.55% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.84% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (16.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.62% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (10.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.79% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (2.29% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd 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 $32,236,064;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $4,388,214;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4,146,269;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $3,579,561;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $3,075,519;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2,151,928;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $1,610,196.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,521,834.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
01 Live animals 0 0.00 536-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,154,178 0.65 2,25095,641.24
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 24,269 0.01 7,138240.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 381-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 8,422 0.00 12,956-35.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 25,321 0.01 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 20,727 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 30,328 0.01 10,279195.05
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 36,550 0.01 13,980161.44
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 10,009 0.00 21,344-53.11
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 197,264 0.06 445,895-55.76
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 79,642 0.02 72,04810.54
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 7,925-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 636 0.00 1,487-57.23
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,143 0.00 12,820-13.08
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 337,927 0.10 414 467-18.47
29 Organic chemicals 2,386,808 0.72 2,316,4883.04
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,262,242 0.38 1,787,258-29.38
31 Fertilizers 248,472 0.07 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,082,119 0.93 1,471,923109.39
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,270,146 0.38 1,376,762-7.74
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 322,184 0.10 318,8941.03
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 329,279 0.10 278,86118.08
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 196 0.00 101,860.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 426,412 0.13 131,870223.36
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,747,645 0.83 1,892,43645.19
39 Plastics and articles thereof 18,569,324 5.59 14 423,05528.75
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,282,355 1.29 4,561,238-6.11
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 571,212 0.17 993,770-42.52
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 26 0.00 2030.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 194,999 0.06 207,250-5.91
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,507 0.00 185714.59
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 76,486 0.02 167,583-54.36
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 753,514 0.23 854,706-11.84
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 295,341 0.09 365,749-19.25
50 Silk 3,806 0.00 4,749-19.86
52 Cotton 30,516 0.01 16,78081.86
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3,638 0.00 1,246191.97
54 Man-made filaments 5,110,086 1.54 1,530,525233.88
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,736,166 0.52 2,229,722-22.14
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 315,478 0.10 167,53488.31
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 22 0.00 170-87.06
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 151,474 0.05 208,661-27.41
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 91,404 0.03 398,414-77.06
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 132,032 0.04 161,309-18.15
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 197,510 0.06 404 417-51.16
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 241,496 0.07 169,04742.86
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 821,156 0.25 725,92313.12
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 113,783 0.03 144,527-21.27
65 Headgear and parts thereof 237,582 0.07 263,674-9.90
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 63,342 0.02 105,509-39.97
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 155 0.00 1,141-86.42
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 105,757 0.03 228,779-53.77
69 Ceramic products 32,838 0.01 146,158-77.53
70 Glass and glassware 2,922,798 0.88 2,367,75423.44
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,165 0.00 1,92112.70
72 Iron and steel 21,581,535 6.50 18,506,01616.62
73 Articles of iron or steel 12,299,179 3.70 13,102,029-6.13
74 Copper and articles thereof 168,124 0.05 242,923-30.79
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,188 0.00 12,028-81.81
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 468,796 0.14 678,899-30.95
78 Lead and articles thereof 3,913 0.00 7,395-47.09
79 Zinc and articles thereof 21,657 0.01 4504,712.67
80 Tin and articles thereof 3,821 0.00 333,663-98.85
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 34,676 0.01 63,148-45.09
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 15,933,916 4.80 11,545,70238.01
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,068,143 0.62 1,873,13810.41
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 86,828,015 26.15 86,841,454-0.02
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 109,553,833 33.00 77,317,76941.69
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 2,902 0.00 8,035-63.88
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,278,760 3.70 12,638,540-2.85
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 122,805-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,524,346 2.57 10,046,180-15.15
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 921,748 0.28 565,75462.92
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 119,888 0.04 147,927-18.95
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 3,290,103 0.99 4,053,002-18.82
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,241,019 1.28 4,092,8083.62
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,581,668 0.48 1,071,81047.57
SS Classified 0 0.00 503,624-100.00

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