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Russian trade with Taiwan in the 4th 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 fourth quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Taiwan totaled $1,315,128,129, up 37.44% ($358,251,150) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $836,626,542, up 48.12% ($271,813,069) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $478,501,587, up 22.05% ($86,438,081) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $358,124,955, a 107.31% increase ($185,374,988) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

Taiwan was Russia’s 23rd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 29th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.9651% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.7317% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Taiwan was Russia’s 25th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 31st in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.9979% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.6852% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Taiwan was Russia’s 27th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 30th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.9126% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.8111% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 49.64% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (55.85% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 43.73% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (38.40% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.50% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (1.76% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.09% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (1.55% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $122,974,432;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $99,881,257;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $25,908,348;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $14,601,879;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $3,692,245;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $3,651,360.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,570 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 743,636 0.09 538,93737.98
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 859,220 0.10 1,243,238-30.89
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 30,002-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 945-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 6,209-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,854,993 0.22 3,104,730-40.25
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,758 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 68,141 0.01 63,3377.58
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 1,192-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 7,216 0.00 1,856,433-99.61
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 270,899 0.03 296,602-8.67
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 285,141 0.03 237,84719.88
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 23,669 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 511 0.00 1,685-69.67
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,018,643 0.60 1,367,283267.05
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 415,311,204 49.64 315,429,94731.67
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,588,649 0.19 583,760172.14
29 Organic chemicals 19,831,953 2.37 5,230,074279.19
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,557 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 494-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 30,653 0.00 65,393-53.12
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 53,856 0.01 8,477535.32
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 0 0.00 640-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 160,641 0.02 219,260-26.73
39 Plastics and articles thereof 139,134 0.02 62,974120.94
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,475,746 0.89 3,783,50197.59
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 177,007 0.02 211,837-16.44
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 943-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,994,319 0.36 1,480,694102.22
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,027,380 0.12 1,777,953-42.22
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,689,645 0.32 2,319,13115.98
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 185,215-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,692 0.00 12,114-44.76
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,943 0.00 7,362-32.86
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10,367 0.00 11,498-9.84
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,909 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,583 0.00 1,30298.39
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,708,641 0.56 4,591,7212.55
72 Iron and steel 317,425,588 37.94 194,451,15663.24
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,208 0.00 1,400129.14
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 47,971,104 5.73 22,062,756117.43
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 6,981-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 450,107 0.05 358,32125.62
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 27,474 0.00 35,707-23.06
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,436,827 0.17 80,5621,683.50
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 3,352,925 0.40 1,642,883104.09
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 412,845 0.05 1,069,391-61.39
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 112,251 0.01 280,899-60.04
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 62,209-100.00
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 2,000 0.00 300566.67
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 22,300 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,542 0.00 575168.17
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5,456 0.00 27,603-80.23
SS Classified 34,625 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 74.60% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (70.56% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.88% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (13.60% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.64% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (9.47% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.43% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (1.68% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $39,727,981;
  • 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 $27,473,281;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $11,459,251;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $5,333,857;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $1,582,274.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,668,622.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
01 Live animals 0 0.00 96-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 33,317 0.01 3,293911.75
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 8,894 0.00 8,4984.66
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9,077 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 500 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 26,362 0.01 7,094271.61
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 825 0.00 1,167-29.31
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,273 0.00 2,1087.83
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 36,125 0.01 19,10389.11
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,950 0.00 97799.59
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 39,290 0.01 10,416277.21
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 16,569 0.00 14,25716.22
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 161,011 0.03 404,243-60.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 43,150 0.01 96,488-55.28
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,980 0.00 584410.27
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 812 0.00 31,017-97.38
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 243,256 0.05 524,771-53.65
29 Organic chemicals 3,543,767 0.74 3,214,33810.25
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,523,479 0.32 2,902,066-47.50
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 293,328-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,593,112 0.75 2,287,44357.08
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,605,922 0.34 1,419,59413.13
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 411,980 0.09 356,78415.47
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 619,343 0.13 346,49178.75
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 21-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,013,037 0.21 283,163257.76
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,365,126 0.49 1,826,71529.47
39 Plastics and articles thereof 17,512,690 3.66 19,181,312-8.70
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,140,744 0.87 4,493,876-7.86
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 563,200 0.12 635,469-11.37
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 227 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 244,642 0.05 251,166-2.60
45 Cork and articles of cork 605 0.00 641-5.62
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 134,934 0.03 294,425-54.17
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 672,698 0.14 867,335-22.44
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 503,023 0.11 890,607-43.52
50 Silk 2,803 0.00 4,084-31.37
52 Cotton 15,437 0.00 6,134151.66
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 17,335 0.00 7142,327.87
54 Man-made filaments 1,246,124 0.26 1,757,737-29.11
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,091,293 0.44 2,045,3842.24
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 511,812 0.11 239,454113.74
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 488 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 145,004 0.03 86,08568.44
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 501,895 0.10 434,20515.59
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 78,576 0.02 108,236-27.40
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 383,181 0.08 335,37414.25
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 138,403 0.03 121,39514.01
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,032,219 0.22 757,68836.23
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 72,558 0.02 24,657194.27
65 Headgear and parts thereof 486,060 0.10 473,1702.72
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 124,926 0.03 207,593-39.82
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 81 0.00 262-69.08
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 126,059 0.03 531,371-76.28
69 Ceramic products 147,443 0.03 114,11629.20
70 Glass and glassware 2,044,078 0.43 2,679,414-23.71
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,779 0.00 24,179-92.64
72 Iron and steel 30,100,468 6.29 24,766,61121.54
73 Articles of iron or steel 11,268,487 2.35 10,538,0496.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 266,634 0.06 145,06783.80
75 Nickel and articles thereof 31,671 0.01 24312,933.33
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 722,170 0.15 620,43916.40
78 Lead and articles thereof 111 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 46,262 0.01 14,505218.94
80 Tin and articles thereof 2,287 0.00 464,912-99.51
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,057 0.00 1,560160.06
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 16,268,617 3.40 14,686,34310.77
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,917,885 0.61 2,064,40441.34
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 160,191,788 33.48 120,463,80732.98
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 163,250,592 34.12 135,777,31120.23
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 16,496 0.00 27,046-39.01
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10,220,372 2.14 9,322,3749.63
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 11,855,863 2.48 396,6122,889.28
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,441,666 2.39 10,660,0157.33
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 914,192 0.19 559,71163.33
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 47,055 0.01 86,788-45.78
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 3,214,094 0.67 4,480,994-28.27
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,814,717 1.22 5,336,6068.96
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,370,098 0.29 717,69390.90
SS Classified 293,531 0.06 312 278-6.00

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