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Russian trade in goods with Taiwan in Q2 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 second quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Taiwan totaled $1,346,792,476, up 45.46% ($420,876,502) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $869,614,182, up 46.42% ($275,696,325) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $477,178,294, up 43.73% ($145,180,177) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $392,435,888, a 49.83% increase ($130,516,148) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Taiwan was Russia’s 21st largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 25th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.9637% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.8507% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Taiwan was Russia’s 22nd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 23rd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.0356% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.8938% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Taiwan was Russia’s 27th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.8554% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.7832% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 53.58% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (59.92% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 41.30% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (33.46% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.89% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (2.59% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.61% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (1.17% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.56% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (1.28% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $150,002,089;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $110,038,966;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $12,168,184;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $8,284,847.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,705,172.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 8,554 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 645,218-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11,385 0.00 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,884,717 0.22 1,033,55582.35
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 129,489-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,510,971 0.17 2,901,064-47.92
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,173 0.00 2,292125.70
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 73,877 0.01 23,939208.61
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 16,043 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 271,665 0.03 175,67254.64
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 177,753 0.02 177,871-0.07
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 28,591 0.00 18,55454.10
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 28,161 0.00 1,3731,951.06
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 885,260 0.10 2,500,666-64.60
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 24 0.00 57-57.89
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 465,912,208 53.58 355,873,24230.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 522,086 0.06 230,219126.78
29 Organic chemicals 17,999,377 2.07 9,714,53085.28
30 Pharmaceutical products 552,000 0.06 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 61,257 0.01 15,701290.15
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 18,817 0.00 35,444-46.91
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 720 0.00 1,792-59.82
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 1,816-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 18,041 0.00 59,155-69.50
39 Plastics and articles thereof 113,625 0.01 90,38925.71
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,829,546 0.67 5,258,78110.85
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 101,486 0.01 192,635-47.32
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 50 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,486,812 0.17 1,902,965-21.87
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,087,750 0.13 1,681,357-35.31
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,691,200 0.31 3,388,604-20.58
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 66,368-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 126-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 308 0.00 2,210-86.06
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 134-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 266 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 31,600 0.00 14,141123.46
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,309 0.00 24,246-94.60
69 Ceramic products 68,563 0.01 0
70 Glass and glassware 1,642 0.00 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,010,773 0.46 5,001,164-19.80
72 Iron and steel 318,318,903 36.60 168,316,81489.12
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,978 0.00 2,716,150-99.60
74 Copper and articles thereof 610,061 0.07 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 39,575,986 4.55 27,407,80244.40
80 Tin and articles thereof 6,678 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 605,895 0.07 313,53793.25
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,459 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 222,662 0.03 247,079-9.88
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 4,174,906 0.48 2,885,16844.70
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 156,250 0.02 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 245,409 0.03 441,486-44.41
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 204,397 0.02 419,619-51.29
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 2,508-100.00
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 0 0.00 1,920-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,676 0.00 987,732.65
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 82 0.00 907-90.96
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,129 0.00 0
SS Classified 56,101 0.01 0

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 69.11% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (65.42% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 16.09% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (15.84% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.06% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (10.62% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.55% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (2.79% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $60,385,969;
  • 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 $47,378,584;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $12,054,821;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $7,551,569;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,582,255;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3,470,239;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,788,559;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2,450,899;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $2,032,874.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $4,547,030;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $1,703,673.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 450,505 0.09 2,154,178-79.09
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 43,245 0.01 24,26978.19
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,667 0.00 8,422-68.33
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 75,566 0.02 25,321198.43
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 20,727-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,219 0.00 30,328-95.98
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 24,153 0.01 36,550-33.92
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,351 0.00 10,009-36.55
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 111,879 0.02 197,264-43.28
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 183,020 0.04 79,642129.80
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5 0.00 636-99.21
26 Ores, slag and ash 221,821 0.05 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,717 0.00 11,143-84.59
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 164,874 0.03 337,927-51.21
29 Organic chemicals 3,326,020 0.70 2,386,80839.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,558,756 0.54 1,262,242102.72
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 248,472-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,647,125 0.55 3,082,119-14.11
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,229,418 0.47 1,270,14675.52
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 350,708 0.07 322,1848.85
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 567,963 0.12 329,27972.49
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 196-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,053,576 0.22 426,412147.08
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,248,295 0.47 2,747,645-18.17
39 Plastics and articles thereof 21,357,883 4.48 18,569,32415.02
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,733,254 1.41 4,282,35557.23
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 429,671 0.09 571,212-24.78
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 26-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 405,259 0.08 194,999107.83
45 Cork and articles of cork 455 0.00 1,507-69.81
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 351,987 0.07 76,486360.20
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,338,196 0.28 753,51477.59
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 92,546 0.02 295,341-68.66
50 Silk 7,901 0.00 3,806107.59
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3,414 0.00 0
52 Cotton 17,044 0.00 30,516-44.15
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 130,390 0.03 3,6383,484.11
54 Man-made filaments 563,056 0.12 5,110,086-88.98
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,413,698 0.51 1,736,16639.02
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,372,343 0.29 315,478335.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 36,116 0.01 22164,063.64
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 196,190 0.04 151,47429.52
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 528,088 0.11 91,404477.75
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 140,914 0.03 132,0326.73
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 372,854 0.08 197,51088.78
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 115,914 0.02 241,496-52.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 968,596 0.20 821,15617.96
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 200,867 0.04 113,78376.54
65 Headgear and parts thereof 276,243 0.06 237,58216.27
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 62,759 0.01 63,342-0.92
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 17 0.00 155-89.03
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 117,775 0.02 105,75711.36
69 Ceramic products 48,518 0.01 32,83847.75
70 Glass and glassware 2,930,246 0.61 2,922,7980.25
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,029 0.00 2,165-52.47
72 Iron and steel 33,636,356 7.05 21,581,53555.86
73 Articles of iron or steel 15,881,434 3.33 12,299,17929.13
74 Copper and articles thereof 425,887 0.09 168,124153.32
75 Nickel and articles thereof 17,582 0.00 2,188703.56
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 686,082 0.14 468,79646.35
78 Lead and articles thereof 20 0.00 3,913-99.49
79 Zinc and articles thereof 54,641 0.01 21,657152.30
80 Tin and articles thereof 7,507 0.00 3,82196.47
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8,360 0.00 34,676-75.89
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 23,485,485 4.92 15,933,91647.39
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,579,058 0.54 2,068,14324.70
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 147,213,984 30.85 86,828,01569.55
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 156,932,417 32.89 109,553,83343.25
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 5,177 0.00 2,90278.39
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 15,748,999 3.30 12,278,76028.26
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 223 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,875,957 2.07 8,524,34615.86
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,527,864 0.32 921,74865.76
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 101,708 0.02 119,888-15.16
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 5,322,977 1.12 3,290,10361.79
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,442,466 0.93 4,241,0194.75
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,391,774 0.29 1,581,668-12.01
SS Classified 350,230 0.07 0

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