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Russian trade with Taiwan in the 3rd 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 third quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Taiwan totaled $1,143,379,066, up 21.49% ($202,286,461) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $706,743,036, up 18.02% ($107,904,361) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $436,636,030, up 27.58% ($94,382,100) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $270,107,006, a 5.27% increase ($13,522,261) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Taiwan was Russia’s 23rd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 26th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.9378% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.7415% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Taiwan was Russia’s 22nd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 26th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.9823% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.7530% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Taiwan was Russia’s 25th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 29th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.8737% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.7222% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 46.96% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (29.74% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 46.19% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (64.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.42% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (2.91% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.15% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (0.19% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.86% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (1.35% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $131,447,795;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $21,969,646;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $6,769,029;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $3,752,215;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $2,674,577.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 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 $59,977,775.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 5,897-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 969,681 0.14 604,83060.32
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,857 0.00 444768.69
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 2,299-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 10,260-100.00
10 Cereals 130 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,674,577 0.38 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,235 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 21,130 0.00 5,215305.18
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 328,305 0.05 294,43711.54
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 359,252 0.05 192,52486.60
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 18,593-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 23,347 0.00 6,200276.56
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,752,215 0.53 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 43 0.00 11290.91
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 326,449,418 46.19 386,427,193-15.52
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 516,720 0.07 459,80812.38
29 Organic chemicals 19,081,684 2.70 12,312,65554.98
30 Pharmaceutical products 553,557 0.08 1,94228,404.48
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 63,248 0.01 103,300-38.77
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 10,932 0.00 10,6342.80
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 1,301 0.00 72080.69
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 64,878 0.01 119,641-45.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 76,468 0.01 68,84111.08
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,831,833 0.54 4,431,016-11.53
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 104,043 0.01 41,694149.54
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 48 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,079,097 0.29 1,118,07785.95
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,072,285 0.15 2,407,486-55.46
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,903,054 0.41 4,579,858-36.61
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 680 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 27-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 93,364 0.01 168,279-44.52
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2 0.00 24-91.67
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,401 0.00 9,743-34.30
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5 0.00 8,438-99.94
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,112 0.00 9,078-32.67
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4,346 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 46,477 0.01 3,9531,075.74
69 Ceramic products 35,829 0.01 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,280,508 0.61 4,192,2792.10
72 Iron and steel 298,902,064 42.29 167,454,26978.50
73 Articles of iron or steel 567,975 0.08 150378,550.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 32,048,173 4.53 10,078,527217.98
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 428-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 392,285 0.06 564,215-30.47
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 662 0.00 3,467-80.91
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 247 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 198,742 0.03 31,273535.51
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 3,437,941 0.49 2,519,21636.47
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 586,000 0.08 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 430,454 0.06 179,088140.36
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 744,250 0.11 438,59369.69
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 6,301 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 427 0.00 29,415-98.55
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 233 0.00 680-65.74
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6,773 0.00 13,014-47.96
SS Classified 2,447 0.00 11,044-77.84

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 72.55% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (63.26% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.99% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (15.67% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.59% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (11.35% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.85% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (3.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd 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 $51,860,699;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $38,113,158;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $12,205,861;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $4,268,305;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,761,561.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $5,607,886;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $2,477,602;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,749,091.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
01 Live animals 450 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 123,229 0.03 6,0781,927.46
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 25,792 0.01 4,968419.16
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 95 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 20,992 0.00 24,530-14.42
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 25,478 0.01 8252,988.24
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 9,196-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 20,959 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,998 0.00 30,294-86.80
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 27,975 0.01 16,57168.82
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 10,435 0.00 34,836-70.05
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 142,377 0.03 500,220-71.54
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 137,284 0.03 134,1752.32
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 142 0.00 619-77.06
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 33,468 0.01 15,868110.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,010,303 0.23 610,11065.59
29 Organic chemicals 2,900,208 0.66 1,138,647154.71
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,187,642 0.50 1,982,47710.35
31 Fertilizers 248,472 0.06 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,398,537 0.55 1,694,73541.53
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,287,951 0.29 901,32242.90
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 657,416 0.15 234,199180.71
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 483,686 0.11 394,80422.51
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 7-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 468,521 0.11 209,473123.67
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,291,720 0.52 1,886,83621.46
39 Plastics and articles thereof 17,966,197 4.11 23,574,083-23.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,595,871 1.28 6,227,540-10.14
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 512,352 0.12 578,826-11.48
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 485-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 229,770 0.05 387,671-40.73
45 Cork and articles of cork 140 0.00 296-52.70
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 109,485 0.03 199,140-45.02
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,292,555 0.30 1,553,970-16.82
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 504,927 0.12 786,037-35.76
50 Silk 2,660 0.00 3,875-31.35
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 6,486-100.00
52 Cotton 33,226 0.01 1,2042,659.63
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 69,617 0.02 9,476634.67
54 Man-made filaments 928,669 0.21 2,157,540-56.96
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,133,346 0.49 2,737,224-22.06
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 413,120 0.09 616,177-32.95
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,051 0.00 35,787-94.27
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 173,245 0.04 123,14140.69
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 272,170 0.06 267,2511.84
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 59,338 0.01 137,318-56.79
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 646,423 0.15 909,360-28.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 134,152 0.03 380,391-64.73
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 929,816 0.21 808,41515.02
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 80,390 0.02 85,270-5.72
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,070,839 0.47 2,672,200-22.50
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 114,036 0.03 314,958-63.79
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 701 0.00 6,370-89.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 115,800 0.03 122,504-5.47
69 Ceramic products 110,279 0.03 83,49832.07
70 Glass and glassware 2,190,758 0.50 2,716,305-19.35
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,637 0.00 1,84197.56
72 Iron and steel 24,119,637 5.52 24,442,337-0.91
73 Articles of iron or steel 12,529,112 2.87 12,485,1730.35
74 Copper and articles thereof 211,781 0.05 454,191-53.37
75 Nickel and articles thereof 131,691 0.03 1,5758,261.33
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 504,508 0.12 922,681-45.32
78 Lead and articles thereof 4,740 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8,278 0.00 1,115642.42
80 Tin and articles thereof 6,874 0.00 11,462-40.03
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,419 0.00 9,456-84.99
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 16,957,136 3.88 12,688,83133.64
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,254,063 0.52 2,720,871-17.16
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 132,321,241 30.30 94,208,08340.46
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 153,198,051 35.09 101,337,35251.18
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 13,925 0.00 15,226-8.54
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10,617,431 2.43 10,772,204-1.44
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 12,221,917 2.80 16,05676,020.56
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,409,342 1.93 10,158,433-17.22
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 952,259 0.22 932,1352.16
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 115,233 0.03 86,31133.51
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 4,084,824 0.94 4,271,550-4.37
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,241,858 1.20 7,719,460-32.10
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,126,584 0.26 928,48521.34
SS Classified 401,426 0.09 835,514-51.95
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia