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Russian trade with Taiwan in 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 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Taiwan totaled $5,295,888,888, up 22.69% ($979,377,890) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2017 totaled $3,370,478,425, up 24.68% ($667,188,401) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2017 totaled $1,925,410,463, up 19.35% ($312,189,489) from 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in 2017 was $1,445,067,962, a 32.57% increase ($354,998,912) over 2016.

Taiwan was Russia’s 23rd largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 22nd in 2016), accounting for 0.9068% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.9228% in 2016).

Taiwan was Russia’s 24th largest export market in 2017 (down from 22nd in 2016), accounting for 0.9439% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.9469% in 2016).

Taiwan was Russia’s 28th largest supplier in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.8483% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.8851% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 49.61% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (41.50% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 44.78% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (51.97% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.13% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (2.79% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.69% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (1.22% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.69% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (1.02% in 2016).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $529,347,244;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $104,332,595;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $35,224,474;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $20,444,736.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 30,284 0.00 4,570562.67
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 882,583 0.03 1,523,361-42.06
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 88,190 0.00 8,0141,000.45
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,078,118 0.18 4,024,09351.04
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 18,450 0.00 196,618-90.62
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 1,725-100.00
10 Cereals 1,105 0.00 130750.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,773,825 0.11 11,282,704-66.55
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 98,667 0.00 10,285859.33
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 318,653 0.01 120,031165.48
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,820 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,341,767 0.04 7,21618,494.33
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,075,871 0.03 961,89611.85
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,118,293 0.03 979,12314.21
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 37,631 0.00 60,775-38.08
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 38,963 0.00 26,50247.02
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 8,225,061 0.24 13,725,020-40.07
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 13,231 0.00 1687,775.60
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,509,347,043 44.78 1,405,014,4487.43
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,984,440 0.09 2,803,7086.45
29 Organic chemicals 88,053,166 2.61 52,828,69266.68
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,104,928 0.03 1,166,410-5.27
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 163,013 0.00 176,790-7.79
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 93,278 0.00 132,092-29.38
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 10,078 0.00 3,793165.70
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 1,816-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 85,529 0.00 440,957-80.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 506,233 0.02 352,61743.56
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,486,134 0.37 17,485,569-28.59
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 572,224 0.02 884,368-35.30
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,738 0.00 487,687.50
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,276,215 0.16 9,008,588-41.43
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 5,711,709 0.17 6,119,397-6.66
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,116,303 0.36 12,577,286-3.67
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,784 0.00 1,226290.21
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 0.00 268,022-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4 0.00 2100.00
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 6,668 0.00 24,531-72.82
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 463 0.00 5,651-91.81
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 516 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 88,499 0.00 31,754178.70
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 8,255-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,185 0.00 76,993-95.86
69 Ceramic products 415,786 0.01 35,8291,060.47
70 Glass and glassware 1,711 0.00 3,943-56.61
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 19,868,984 0.59 20,249,519-1.88
72 Iron and steel 1,529,824,092 45.39 1,000,476,84852.91
73 Articles of iron or steel 55,710 0.00 3,377,692-98.35
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,640,042 0.08 12,01621,871.06
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 6,419-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 136,738,520 4.06 116,293,78417.58
80 Tin and articles thereof 6,678 0.00 4,38452.33
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,776,765 0.08 1,555,70278.49
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 14,445 0.00 28,136-48.66
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 23,023 0.00 2479,221.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 852,606 0.03 2,210,408-61.43
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 13,576,405 0.40 11,465,01718.42
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 637,650 0.02 1,226,500-48.01
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 490,310 0.01 2,067,783-76.29
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 693,212 0.02 1,728,204-59.89
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 2,508-100.00
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 14,895-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 20,528 0.00 29,205-29.71
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 16,714 0.00 2,682523.19
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,129 0.00 21,690-94.79
SS Classified 60,101 0.00 101 448-40.76

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 72.12% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (72.17% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.02% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (13.01% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.26% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (8.68% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.53% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (1.91% in 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $149,262,113;
  • 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 $73,222,858;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $32,400,089;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $13,756,900;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $12,135,203;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $9,175,764;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $6,599,286;
  • 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 $6,489,484.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $11,065,089;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $7,520,808.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 0 0.00 450-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,927,724 0.10 2,577,021-25.20
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 165,051 0.01 89,98983.41
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,120 0.00 9,172-87.79
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,320 0.00 500764.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 40,851 0.00 73,729-44.59
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 115,219 0.01 53,369115.89
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 26,195 0.00 2,2731,052.44
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 26,708 0.00 77,810-65.68
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 14,770 0.00 45,798-67.75
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 972 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 174,284 0.01 121,27243.71
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 84,508 0.00 57,21047.72
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 690,592 0.04 613,26712.61
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 506,723 0.03 274,27684.75
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 1,165 0.00 3,833-69.61
26 Ores, slag and ash 221,821 0.01 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 172,528 0.01 51,241236.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 635,729 0.03 1,766,660-64.02
29 Organic chemicals 15,202,519 0.79 12,351,01923.09
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,733,955 0.51 6,366,06152.90
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 496,944-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9,061,793 0.47 11,574,949-21.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,329,412 0.38 5,509,11133.04
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 1,339,912 0.07 1,585,439-15.49
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,780,142 0.09 1,706,0564.34
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 210-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4,907,827 0.25 2,172,521125.90
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10,080,557 0.52 9,167,3919.96
39 Plastics and articles thereof 74,928,437 3.89 69,899,1797.20
40 Rubber and articles thereof 24,083,543 1.25 17,484,25737.74
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 24,667 0.00 4160,063.41
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,874,000 0.10 2,148,447-12.77
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 273-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,293,259 0.07 910,64742.02
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,936 0.00 2,268-14.64
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 838,298 0.04 391,997113.85
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,044,678 0.21 3,374,83619.85
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 605,802 0.03 1,606,838-62.30
50 Silk 13,956 0.00 11,59620.35
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3,414 0.00 0
52 Cotton 43,143 0.00 113,719-62.06
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 282,643 0.01 91,112210.21
54 Man-made filaments 2,782,386 0.14 10,303,194-72.99
55 Man-made staple fibers 9,510,113 0.49 6,737,33441.16
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,806,755 0.20 1,360,453179.82
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 36,777 0.00 4,252764.93
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 654,018 0.03 595,1519.89
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,507,880 0.08 1,365,70710.41
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 467,115 0.02 362,84828.74
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,629,159 0.08 1,366,86519.19
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 642,018 0.03 672,727-4.56
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,231,186 0.22 3,586,29717.98
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 629,559 0.03 603,6284.30
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,047,372 0.16 3,235,167-5.80
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 155,146 0.01 419,064-62.98
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 165 0.00 1,073-84.62
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 678,469 0.04 471,64743.85
69 Ceramic products 226,010 0.01 361,453-37.47
70 Glass and glassware 9,144,916 0.47 10,369,881-11.81
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 35,162 0.00 13,460161.23
72 Iron and steel 107,662,820 5.59 93,905,92014.65
73 Articles of iron or steel 56,668,523 2.94 44,533,32027.25
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,350,992 0.07 864,84856.21
75 Nickel and articles thereof 185,413 0.01 798,039-76.77
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,809,319 0.20 2,409,49158.10
78 Lead and articles thereof 6,566 0.00 10,018-34.46
79 Zinc and articles thereof 105,922 0.01 107,662-1.62
80 Tin and articles thereof 20,582 0.00 15,96228.94
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 100,153 0.01 41,162143.31
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 90,339,579 4.69 57,939,49055.92
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9,606,456 0.50 9,227,9734.10
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 610,457,603 31.71 461,195,49032.36
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 670,539,533 34.83 597,316,67512.26
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 18,115 0.00 34,642-47.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 53,011,253 2.75 43,835,48920.93
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 13,013,185 0.68 24,078,274-45.95
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 41,622,202 2.16 37,873,9809.90
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5,712,721 0.30 3,387,93168.62
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 426,371 0.02 378,18912.74
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 20,568,353 1.07 14,078,86946.09
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 20,486,879 1.06 19,943,8972.72
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,474,423 0.34 5,278,94622.65
SS Classified 1,754,823 0.09 1 351 72529.82
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia