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Russian trade in goods with Taiwan in Q1 2017

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 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Taiwan totaled $1,258,073,360, up 33.52% ($315,819,858) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $892,885,399, up 53.19% ($310,023,345) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $365,187,961, up 1.61% ($5,796,513) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $527,697,438, a 136.14% increase ($304,226,832) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Taiwan was Russia’s 22nd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.9786% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.9706% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Taiwan was Russia’s 23rd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 22nd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.0714% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.9511% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Taiwan was Russia’s 29th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 24th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.8077% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.0040% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 52.71% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (41.50% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 42.17% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (52.78% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.68% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (1.12% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.85% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (1.38% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.68% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (1.37% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.44% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (1.07% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $206,561,332;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $68,924,903;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $21,880,034;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $14,793,825.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 14,754 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 147,536 0.02 134,5089.69
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,996,738 0.22 1,161,63671.89
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 63,272-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 1,725-100.00
10 Cereals 1,105 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,262,854 0.25 3,852,070-41.26
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 6,820-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 219,489 0.02 187,02117.36
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 229,962 0.03 156,85846.61
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 18,552-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,541 0.00 1,271178.60
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,743,120 0.31 2,453,49511.80
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 68-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 376,538,141 42.17 307,613,23822.41
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 771,440 0.09 468,12164.79
29 Organic chemicals 18,994,349 2.13 4,200,524352.19
30 Pharmaceutical products 552,000 0.06 611,296-9.70
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 53,047 0.01 67,187-21.05
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13,862 0.00 31,860-56.49
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 5,301 0.00 800562.63
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 14,149 0.00 160,942-91.21
39 Plastics and articles thereof 106,275 0.01 46,628127.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,380,388 0.38 919,210267.75
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 123,202 0.01 410,683-70.00
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 1,726,913 0.19 2,034,663-15.13
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,348,241 0.15 2,338,375-42.34
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,032,474 0.34 3,595,984-15.67
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 142 0.00 546-73.99
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 29,795-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2 0.00 108,287-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 9,228-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 569-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 44 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 22,054 0.00 1,1341,844.80
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 143 0.00 3,687-96.12
69 Ceramic products 121,933 0.01 0
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 3,943-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,891,168 0.44 6,259,205-37.83
72 Iron and steel 421,334,906 47.19 214,773,57496.18
73 Articles of iron or steel 31,519 0.00 90,359-65.12
74 Copper and articles thereof 200,691 0.02 12,0161,570.20
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 6,419-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 48,471,260 5.43 26,591,22682.28
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 4,384-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 590,856 0.07 399,77347.80
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 114 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 19,540 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 225,917 0.03 327,760-31.07
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 3,252,359 0.36 1,788,98381.80
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 0 0.00 640,500-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 221,377 0.02 782,998-71.73
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 218,535 0.02 452,084-51.66
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 0 0.00 4,674-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,761 0.00 6,380-41.05
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 149 0.00 0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 9,461-100.00
SS Classified 0 0.00 18 262-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 70.13% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (74.68% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.79% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (10.66% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.30% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (8.36% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.54% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (1.85% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $40,776,877;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $9,977,484;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $6,237,171;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,359,317;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,892,029;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $1,235,848;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,224,721.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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) - a decrease of $53,909,447;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $2,544,972;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,964,347;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,806,784;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $1,514,330.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 75,449 0.02 266,296-71.67
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 29,058 0.01 21,16237.31
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,139 0.00 17,953-76.95
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13,474 0.00 1,745672.15
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,115 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,477 0.00 9,522-63.48
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 58,979 0.02 16,574255.85
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 21,262 0.01 14,07251.09
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 133,196 0.04 112,61518.28
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 223,837 0.06 14,2001,476.32
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 298 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 76-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,233 0.00 5,818-61.62
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 150,214 0.04 175,175-14.25
29 Organic chemicals 2,618,848 0.72 3,520,238-25.61
30 Pharmaceutical products 541,085 0.15 1,392,699-61.15
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,465,642 0.68 2,482,355-0.67
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,960,194 0.54 1,343,99845.85
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 162,543 0.04 188,904-13.95
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 255,855 0.07 273,750-6.54
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 14-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,450,755 0.40 214,907575.06
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,591,984 0.71 1,762,90347.03
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,485,409 3.69 15,292,193-11.82
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,640,271 1.27 3,415,55035.86
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 41-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 383,182 0.10 501,686-23.62
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 20-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 90,605 0.02 241,232-62.44
45 Cork and articles of cork 340 0.00 171,900.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 58,086 0.02 71,092-18.29
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 531,944 0.15 654,808-18.76
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 202,869 0.06 303,547-33.17
50 Silk 3,049 0.00 2,32731.03
52 Cotton 13,057 0.00 34,538-62.20
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 33,391 0.01 5236,284.51
54 Man-made filaments 473,340 0.13 3,018,312-84.32
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,859,504 0.51 810,547129.41
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 678,771 0.19 119,966465.80
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 1,691-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 110,388 0.03 125,423-11.99
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 236,309 0.06 499,178-52.66
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 181,959 0.05 92,90095.87
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 266,005 0.07 139,69790.42
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 173,599 0.05 154,78312.16
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 812,063 0.22 764,3676.24
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 196,084 0.05 332,805-41.08
65 Headgear and parts thereof 536,106 0.15 440,68421.65
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 48,069 0.01 116,758-58.83
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 76 0.00 136-44.12
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 179,253 0.05 123,57145.06
69 Ceramic products 23,533 0.01 70,893-66.80
70 Glass and glassware 1,687,336 0.46 3,201,666-47.30
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,116 0.00 5,869-80.98
72 Iron and steel 23,835,993 6.53 17,598,82235.44
73 Articles of iron or steel 11,750,124 3.22 8,390,80740.04
74 Copper and articles thereof 265,361 0.07 218,31321.55
75 Nickel and articles thereof 249 0.00 632,490-99.96
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 846,098 0.23 713,96318.51
78 Lead and articles thereof 24 0.00 1,254-98.09
79 Zinc and articles thereof 24,908 0.01 31,465-20.84
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,126 0.00 2,981-62.23
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 12,008 0.00 1,0101,088.91
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 18,753,450 5.14 8,775,966113.69
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,160,464 0.59 1,933,97011.71
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 118,104,235 32.34 77,327,35852.73
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 116,928,477 32.02 170,837,924-31.56
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 0 0.00 1,319-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,604,693 3.45 10,712,66417.66
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 929,340 0.25 495187,645.45
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,532,568 2.06 9,496,915-20.68
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 946,638 0.26 599,73257.84
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 103,043 0.03 96,0127.32
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 3,950,226 1.08 3,494,68813.04
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,799,974 1.31 4,646,3033.31
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,634,037 0.45 1,200,25836.14
SS Classified 334,574 0.09 304 9439.72

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia