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Russian trade in goods with Taiwan in Q3 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 third quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Taiwan totaled $1,249,480,931, up 9.28% ($106,101,865) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $711,323,156, up 0.65% ($4,580,120) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $538,157,775, up 23.25% ($101,521,745) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $173,165,381, a 35.89% decrease ($96,941,625) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Taiwan was Russia’s 21st largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 25th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.8547% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.9378% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Taiwan was Russia’s 22nd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 23rd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.8333% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.9823% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Taiwan was Russia’s 27th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.8847% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.8737% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 47.70% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (46.19% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 46.10% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (46.96% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.69% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (3.42% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.64% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (1.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $12,851,445;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $5,305,280;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $4,004,466.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $10,135,891;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $2,674,577.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,270 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 581,109 0.08 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 18,451 0.00 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,171,676 0.16 969,68120.83
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,200 0.00 3,857-42.96
10 Cereals 0 0.00 130-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 2,674,577-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 21,469 0.00 3,235563.65
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 92,829 0.01 21,130339.32
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,820 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 36 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 330,216 0.05 328,3050.58
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 347,250 0.05 359,252-3.34
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,863 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,436 0.00 23,347-89.57
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,973,119 0.28 3,752,215-47.41
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 43-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 339,300,863 47.70 326,449,4183.94
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 662,899 0.09 516,72028.29
29 Organic chemicals 23,086,150 3.25 19,081,68420.99
30 Pharmaceutical products 928 0.00 553,557-99.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 43,758 0.01 63,248-30.82
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 33,532 0.00 10,932206.73
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 4,057 0.00 1,301211.84
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 31,725 0.00 64,878-51.10
39 Plastics and articles thereof 73,644 0.01 76,468-3.69
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,281,631 0.32 3,831,833-40.46
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 98,260 0.01 104,043-5.56
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 200 0.00 48316.67
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 804,024 0.11 2,079,097-61.33
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,702,995 0.24 1,072,28558.82
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,452,122 0.34 2,903,054-15.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,797 0.00 680164.26
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 93,364-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,666 0.00 6,401-27.11
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 238 0.00 54,660.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 181 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11,207 0.00 6,11283.36
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 4,346-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,688 0.00 46,477-96.37
69 Ceramic products 179,166 0.03 35,829400.06
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,158,784 0.73 4,280,50820.52
72 Iron and steel 288,766,173 40.60 298,902,064-3.39
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,155 0.00 567,975-99.80
74 Copper and articles thereof 866,651 0.12 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 37,353,453 5.25 32,048,17316.55
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 925,188 0.13 392,285135.85
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,872 0.00 6621,240.18
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 40 0.00 247-83.81
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 246,143 0.03 198,74223.85
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 2,433,004 0.34 3,437,941-29.23
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 148,200 0.02 586,000-74.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 22,734 0.00 430,454-94.72
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 62,929 0.01 744,250-91.54
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 6,301-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 427-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,355 0.00 233910.73
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 6,773-100.00
SS Classified 0 0.00 2 447-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 73.17% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (72.55% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.25% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (12.99% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.20% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (8.59% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.60% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (1.85% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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) - an increase of $39,127,035;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $37,016,442;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $6,613,137;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $3,432,939;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,393,931;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,302,132;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3,080,009;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,431,646;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $2,089,252.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $5,607,112.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
01 Live animals 0 0.00 450-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 533,413 0.10 123,229332.86
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 63,150 0.01 25,792144.84
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,120 0.00 951,078.95
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,320 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 15,385 0.00 20,992-26.71
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 25,299 0.00 25,478-0.70
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 20,048 0.00 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 20,959-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 7,339 0.00 3,99883.57
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 202 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 35,723 0.01 27,97527.70
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 27,873 0.01 10,435167.11
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 207,776 0.04 142,37745.93
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 46,344 0.01 137,284-66.24
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,155 0.00 142713.38
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 76,710 0.01 33,468129.20
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 165,463 0.03 1,010,303-83.62
29 Organic chemicals 4,989,460 0.93 2,900,20872.04
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,923,216 0.54 2,187,64233.62
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 248,472-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,229,856 0.41 2,398,537-7.03
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,519,317 0.28 1,287,95117.96
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 482,749 0.09 657,416-26.57
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 454,192 0.08 483,686-6.10
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,400,300 0.26 468,521198.88
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,738,199 0.51 2,291,72019.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 20,397,843 3.79 17,966,19713.53
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,843,028 1.27 5,595,87122.29
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 24,667 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 490,444 0.09 512,352-4.28
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 247,157 0.05 229,7707.57
45 Cork and articles of cork 724 0.00 140417.14
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 142,772 0.03 109,48530.40
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,163,678 0.22 1,292,555-9.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 85,205 0.02 504,927-83.13
50 Silk 3,006 0.00 2,66013.01
52 Cotton 6,739 0.00 33,226-79.72
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 67,119 0.01 69,617-3.59
54 Man-made filaments 614,283 0.11 928,669-33.85
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,565,680 0.48 2,133,34620.27
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 975,073 0.18 413,120136.03
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 661 0.00 2,051-67.77
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 190,067 0.04 173,2459.71
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 443,446 0.08 272,17062.93
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 118,722 0.02 59,338100.08
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 400,223 0.07 646,423-38.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 135,820 0.03 134,1521.24
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 891,501 0.17 929,816-4.12
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 186,093 0.03 80,390131.49
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,961,312 0.36 2,070,839-5.29
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 40,087 0.01 114,036-64.85
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 72 0.00 701-89.73
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 185,224 0.03 115,80059.95
69 Ceramic products 61,131 0.01 110,279-44.57
70 Glass and glassware 2,265,218 0.42 2,190,7583.40
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 26,842 0.00 3,637638.03
72 Iron and steel 27,552,576 5.12 24,119,63714.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 15,831,244 2.94 12,529,11226.36
74 Copper and articles thereof 321,120 0.06 211,78151.63
75 Nickel and articles thereof 91,043 0.02 131,691-30.87
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,477,513 0.27 504,508192.86
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 4,740-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 2,834 0.00 8,278-65.76
80 Tin and articles thereof 5,255 0.00 6,874-23.55
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 48,884 0.01 1,4193,344.96
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 23,570,273 4.38 16,957,13639.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,410,289 0.45 2,254,0636.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 169,337,683 31.47 132,321,24127.97
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 192,325,086 35.74 153,198,05125.54
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 1,260 0.00 13,925-90.95
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 13,697,440 2.55 10,617,43129.01
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6,614,805 1.23 12,221,917-45.88
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,803,273 2.19 8,409,34240.36
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,754,996 0.33 952,25984.30
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 120,016 0.02 115,2334.15
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 5,035,031 0.94 4,084,82423.26
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,477,930 1.02 5,241,8584.50
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,735,348 0.32 1,126,58454.04
SS Classified 441,430 0.08 401 4269.97

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia