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Russian trade in goods with Taiwan in Q4 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 fourth quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Taiwan totaled $1,471,098,725, up 11.86% ($155,970,596) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $926,675,600, up 10.76% ($90,049,058) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $544,423,125, up 13.78% ($65,921,538) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $382,252,475, a 6.74% increase ($24,127,520) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Taiwan was Russia’s 25th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 23rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.8801% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.9651% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Taiwan was Russia’s 27th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 25th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.9009% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.9979% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Taiwan was Russia’s 30th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 27th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.8470% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.9126% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 58.74% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (43.73% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 35.35% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (49.64% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.27% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (3.50% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.65% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (1.09% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $184,360,928;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $8,141,339.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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) - a decrease of $87,715,371;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $7,079,077;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $6,481,174.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,706 0.00 4,5702.98
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 153,938 0.02 743,636-79.30
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 58,354 0.01 8,014628.15
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,024,986 0.11 859,22019.29
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 16,250 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 1,854,993-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 72,025 0.01 4,7581,413.77
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 151,947 0.02 68,141122.99
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,325,688 0.14 7,21618,271.51
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 254,503 0.03 270,899-6.05
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 363,328 0.04 285,14127.42
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,177 0.00 23,669-90.80
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,825 0.00 511844.23
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,623,561 0.28 5,018,643-47.72
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 13,207 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 327,595,833 35.35 415,311,204-21.12
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,028,014 0.11 1,588,649-35.29
29 Organic chemicals 27,973,292 3.02 19,831,95341.05
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 1,557-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,952 0.00 30,653-83.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 27,066 0.00 53,856-49.74
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 21,615 0.00 160,641-86.54
39 Plastics and articles thereof 212,688 0.02 139,13452.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 994,572 0.11 7,475,746-86.70
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 249,279 0.03 177,00740.83
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,440 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,310,855 0.14 2,994,319-56.22
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,580,057 0.17 1,027,38053.79
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,963,528 0.43 2,689,64547.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,845 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,694 0.00 6,692-74.69
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 225 0.00 4,943-95.45
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 25 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 23,637 0.00 10,367128.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 3,909-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 45 0.00 2,583-98.26
69 Ceramic products 46,125 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 70 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 6,808,261 0.73 4,708,64144.59
72 Iron and steel 501,786,516 54.15 317,425,58858.08
73 Articles of iron or steel 12,058 0.00 3,208275.87
74 Copper and articles thereof 962,641 0.10 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 40,892,027 4.41 47,971,104-14.76
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 654,826 0.07 450,10745.48
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 27,474-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,443 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 157,884 0.02 1,436,827-89.01
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 3,716,679 0.40 3,352,92510.85
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 333,200 0.04 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 790 0.00 412,845-99.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 207,350 0.02 112,25184.72
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,350 0.00 0
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 2,000-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9,091 0.00 22,300-59.23
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 14,128 0.00 1,542816.21
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 5,456-100.00
SS Classified 4,000 0.00 34 625-88.45

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 75.07% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (74.60% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.76% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (12.88% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.59% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (7.64% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.43% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (1.43% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $40,902,927;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $15,479,988;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $8,256,252;
  • 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 $3,024,399;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,187,417;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,106,478;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,963,072;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,754,367.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $7,558,810;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $6,387,046;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $1,873,943.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 868,358 0.16 33,3172,506.35
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 27,607 0.01 8,894210.40
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 9,077-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 500-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 18,661 0.00 26,362-29.21
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 880 0.00 8256.67
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,032 0.00 2,27377.39
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 26,708 0.00 36,125-26.07
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,737 0.00 1,95040.36
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 770 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 55,429 0.01 39,29041.08
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 24,954 0.00 16,56950.61
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 237,740 0.04 161,01147.65
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 53,344 0.01 43,15023.62
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5 0.00 2,980-99.83
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 91,867 0.02 81211,213.67
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 155,179 0.03 243,256-36.21
29 Organic chemicals 4,268,190 0.78 3,543,76720.44
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,710,896 0.68 1,523,479143.58
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,719,169 0.32 3,593,112-52.15
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,620,481 0.30 1,605,9220.91
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 343,915 0.06 411,980-16.52
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 502,133 0.09 619,343-18.92
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,003,196 0.18 1,013,037-0.97
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,502,080 0.46 2,365,1265.79
39 Plastics and articles thereof 19,619,168 3.60 17,512,69012.03
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,895,111 1.08 4,140,74442.37
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 557,610 0.10 563,200-0.99
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 227-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 550,235 0.10 244,642124.91
45 Cork and articles of cork 416 0.00 605-31.24
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 285,453 0.05 134,934111.55
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,010,820 0.19 672,69850.26
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 225,180 0.04 503,023-55.23
50 Silk 0 0.00 2,803-100.00
52 Cotton 6,300 0.00 15,437-59.19
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 51,744 0.01 17,335198.49
54 Man-made filaments 1,131,700 0.21 1,246,124-9.18
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,671,231 0.49 2,091,29327.73
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 780,427 0.14 511,81252.48
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 488-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 157,321 0.03 145,0048.49
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 300,040 0.06 501,895-40.22
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 25,518 0.00 78,576-67.52
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 585,460 0.11 383,18152.79
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 216,513 0.04 138,40356.44
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,551,461 0.28 1,032,21950.30
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 46,516 0.01 72,558-35.89
65 Headgear and parts thereof 273,714 0.05 486,060-43.69
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 4,233 0.00 124,926-96.61
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 81-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 196,221 0.04 126,05955.66
69 Ceramic products 92,830 0.02 147,443-37.04
70 Glass and glassware 2,260,499 0.42 2,044,07810.59
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,175 0.00 1,779247.11
72 Iron and steel 22,541,658 4.14 30,100,468-25.11
73 Articles of iron or steel 13,231,559 2.43 11,268,48717.42
74 Copper and articles thereof 338,596 0.06 266,63426.99
75 Nickel and articles thereof 76,539 0.01 31,671141.67
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 799,417 0.15 722,17010.70
78 Lead and articles thereof 6,522 0.00 1115,775.68
79 Zinc and articles thereof 23,538 0.00 46,262-49.12
80 Tin and articles thereof 6,694 0.00 2,287192.70
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 30,901 0.01 4,057661.67
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 24,524,869 4.50 16,268,61750.75
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,450,686 0.45 2,917,885-16.01
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 175,671,776 32.27 160,191,7889.66
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 204,153,519 37.50 163,250,59225.06
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 10,260 0.00 16,496-37.80
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10,960,438 2.01 10,220,3727.24
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,468,817 1.00 11,855,863-53.87
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,408,521 2.28 11,441,6668.45
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,483,223 0.27 914,19262.24
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 101,522 0.02 47,055115.75
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 6,238,493 1.15 3,214,09494.10
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,765,329 1.06 5,814,717-0.85
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,711,164 0.31 1,370,09824.89
SS Classified 678,857 0.12 293 531131.27
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