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Russian trade with Taiwan in 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 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Taiwan totaled $4,316,510,998, up 9.59% ($377,726,344) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2016 totaled $2,703,290,024, up 3.04% ($79,807,640) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2016 totaled $1,613,220,974, up 22.65% ($297,918,704) from 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in 2016 was $1,090,069,050, a 16.67% decrease ($218,111,064) over 2015.

Taiwan was Russia’s 22nd largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 27th in 2015), accounting for 0.9228% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.7484% in 2015).

Taiwan was Russia’s 22nd largest export market in 2016 (up from 26th in 2015), accounting for 0.9469% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.7635% in 2015).

Taiwan was Russia’s 28th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 29th in 2015), accounting for 0.8851% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.7200% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 51.97% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (56.70% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 41.50% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (36.39% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.79% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (3.80% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.22% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (0.68% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.02% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (1.08% in 2015).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $100,538,668;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $64,434,033;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $12,357,737.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2016 over 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 $82,599,029;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $13,707,009;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $9,079,127.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,570 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,523,361 0.06 544,619179.71
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,014 0.00 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,024,093 0.15 4,470,639-9.99
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 196,618 0.01 30,446545.79
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,725 0.00 3,244-46.82
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 28,369-100.00
10 Cereals 130 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 11,282,704 0.42 5,806,28294.32
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10,285 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 120,031 0.00 78,95052.03
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 1,912-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 7,216 0.00 3,349,792-99.78
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 961,896 0.04 1,230,033-21.80
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 979,123 0.04 914,9957.01
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 60,775 0.00 18,593226.87
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 26,502 0.00 45,809-42.15
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 13,725,020 0.51 1,367,283903.82
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 168 0.00 20740.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,405,014,448 51.97 1,487,613,477-5.55
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,803,708 0.10 2,151,35830.32
29 Organic chemicals 52,828,692 1.95 61,907,819-14.67
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,166,410 0.04 1,105,9425.47
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 13,707,009-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 176,790 0.01 211,574-16.44
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 132,092 0.00 60,644117.82
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 3,793 0.00 5,124-25.98
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,816 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 440,957 0.02 395,86911.39
39 Plastics and articles thereof 352,617 0.01 334,0175.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 17,485,569 0.65 19,860,712-11.96
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 884,368 0.03 608,20845.41
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 48 0.00 994-95.17
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 962-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9,008,588 0.33 6,059,70248.66
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,119,397 0.23 7,755,982-21.10
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,577,286 0.47 14,629,486-14.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,226 0.00 2,559-52.09
54 Man-made filaments 29,795 0.00 5,467445.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 268,022 0.01 620,927-56.84
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2 0.00 24-91.67
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 24,531 0.00 25,826-5.01
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,651 0.00 32,791-82.77
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 31,754 0.00 43,161-26.43
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8,255 0.00 4418,661.36
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 76,993 0.00 139,133-44.66
69 Ceramic products 35,829 0.00 5007,065.80
70 Glass and glassware 3,943 0.00 13,746-71.32
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 20,249,519 0.75 16,602,21421.97
72 Iron and steel 1,000,476,848 37.01 899,938,18011.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,377,692 0.12 1,041,648224.26
74 Copper and articles thereof 12,016 0.00 10120,060.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 6,419 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 116,293,784 4.30 51,859,751124.25
80 Tin and articles thereof 4,384 0.00 7,409-40.83
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,555,702 0.06 1,832,582-15.11
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 28,136 0.00 39,238-28.29
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 247 0.00 731-66.21
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,210,408 0.08 167,6891,218.16
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 11,465,017 0.42 9,780,43317.22
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 1,226,500 0.05 865,61241.69
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,067,783 0.08 1,874,51410.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,728,204 0.06 4,111,899-57.97
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,508 0.00 75,192-96.66
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 14,895 0.00 3004,865.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 29,205 0.00 29,657-1.52
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,682 0.00 1,300106.31
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 21,690 0.00 53,919-59.77
SS Classified 101,448 0.00 11 044818.58

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 72.17% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (66.54% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.01% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (14.93% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.68% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (10.14% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.91% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (2.51% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2016 over 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 $213,688,499;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $60,388,061;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $23,542,726;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $10,794,389;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $5,781,383.

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $8,503,747.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
01 Live animals 450 0.00 632-28.80
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,577,021 0.16 13,21519,400.73
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 89,989 0.01 20,938329.79
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9,172 0.00 3812,307.35
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 500 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 73,729 0.00 52,19741.25
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 53,369 0.00 5,368894.21
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,273 0.00 21,539-89.45
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 77,810 0.00 39,10698.97
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 45,798 0.00 47,433-3.45
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 588-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 121,272 0.01 76,77357.96
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 57,210 0.00 93,739-38.97
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 613,267 0.04 1,719,962-64.34
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 274,276 0.02 328,729-16.56
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 21,457-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,833 0.00 5,082-24.58
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 51,241 0.00 102,119-49.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,766,660 0.11 1,796,752-1.67
29 Organic chemicals 12,351,019 0.77 8,792,14840.48
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,366,061 0.39 6,696,919-4.94
31 Fertilizers 496,944 0.03 293,32869.42
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 11,574,949 0.72 6,878,34468.28
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,509,111 0.34 4,927,30111.81
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 1,585,439 0.10 1,253,48226.48
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,706,056 0.11 1,336,14727.68
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 210 0.00 43388.37
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,172,521 0.13 1,014,340114.18
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,167,391 0.57 7,175,35527.76
39 Plastics and articles thereof 69,899,179 4.33 72,599,900-3.72
40 Rubber and articles thereof 17,484,257 1.08 20,613,642-15.18
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 41 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,148,447 0.13 3,030,362-29.10
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 273 0.00 505-45.94
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 910,647 0.06 1,201,818-24.23
45 Cork and articles of cork 2,268 0.00 1,18192.04
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 391,997 0.02 979,554-59.98
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,374,836 0.21 3,794,087-11.05
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,606,838 0.10 2,894,955-44.50
50 Silk 11,596 0.00 12,708-8.75
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 6,486-100.00
52 Cotton 113,719 0.01 109,9693.41
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 91,112 0.01 12,732615.61
54 Man-made filaments 10,303,194 0.64 8,395,71022.72
55 Man-made staple fibers 6,737,334 0.42 9,819,026-31.38
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,360,453 0.08 1,180,00315.29
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4,252 0.00 36,920-88.48
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 595,151 0.04 687,599-13.45
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,365,707 0.08 1,515,535-9.89
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 362,848 0.02 477,190-23.96
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,366,865 0.08 2,031,425-32.71
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 672,727 0.04 882,639-23.78
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,586,297 0.22 2,757,06830.08
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 603,628 0.04 608,488-0.80
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,235,167 0.20 3,743,735-13.58
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 419,064 0.03 692,755-39.51
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,073 0.00 19,748-94.57
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 471,647 0.03 1,698,006-72.22
69 Ceramic products 361,453 0.02 450,243-19.72
70 Glass and glassware 10,369,881 0.64 10,377,218-0.07
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 13,460 0.00 47,117-71.43
72 Iron and steel 93,905,920 5.82 83,111,53112.99
73 Articles of iron or steel 44,533,320 2.76 46,573,668-4.38
74 Copper and articles thereof 864,848 0.05 1,144,296-24.42
75 Nickel and articles thereof 798,039 0.05 798,841-0.10
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,409,491 0.15 3,005,592-19.83
78 Lead and articles thereof 10,018 0.00 7,39535.47
79 Zinc and articles thereof 107,662 0.01 31,270244.30
80 Tin and articles thereof 15,962 0.00 810,905-98.03
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 41,162 0.00 128,318-67.92
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 57,939,490 3.59 52,158,10711.08
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9,227,973 0.57 8,575,8947.60
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 461,195,490 28.59 400,807,42915.07
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 597,316,675 37.03 383,628,17655.70
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 34,642 0.00 60,856-43.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 43,835,489 2.72 52,339,236-16.25
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 24,078,274 1.49 535,5484,396.01
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 37,873,980 2.35 37,816,3800.15
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,387,931 0.21 2,371,80942.84
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 378,189 0.02 531,980-28.91
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 14,078,869 0.87 18,823,718-25.21
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 19,943,897 1.24 21,682,371-8.02
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,278,946 0.33 3,941,40133.94
SS Classified 1,351,725 0.08 3 025 808-55.33

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia