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Russian trade in goods with Taiwan in Q1 2018

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 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Taiwan totaled $1,615,484,105, up 28.41% ($357,410,745) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $1,151,196,913, up 28.93% ($258,311,514) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $464,287,192, up 27.14% ($99,099,231) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2018 was $686,909,721, a 30.17% increase ($159,212,283) over the 1st quarter of 2017.

Taiwan was Russia’s 20th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 22nd in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.0248% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.9786% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Taiwan was Russia’s 21st largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 23rd in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.1174% of Russia’s total exports (up from 1.0714% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Taiwan was Russia’s 27th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 29th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.8502% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.8077% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 46.95% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (42.17% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 46.73% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (52.71% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.05% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (2.68% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 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 $163,918,861;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $57,033,654;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $22,183,921;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $8,457,402;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5,359,141.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,969 0.00 14,754-86.65
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 147,536-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,980,807 0.17 1,996,738-0.80
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 33,526 0.00 0
10 Cereals 0 0.00 1,105-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 2,262,854-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 86,709 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 168,994 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 7,790 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 202,898 0.02 219,489-7.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 156,895 0.01 229,962-31.77
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,939 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,958 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 3,541-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,880,799 0.16 2,743,120-31.44
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 88 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 540,457,002 46.95 376,538,14143.53
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 644,883 0.06 771,440-16.41
29 Organic chemicals 41,178,270 3.58 18,994,349116.79
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 552,000-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 13,960 0.00 53,047-73.68
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 37,407 0.00 13,862169.85
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 480 0.00 5,301-90.95
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 99,527 0.01 14,149603.42
39 Plastics and articles thereof 145,135 0.01 106,27536.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,548,846 0.40 3,380,38834.57
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 376,279 0.03 123,202205.42
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 921 0.00 481,818.75
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,784,767 0.24 1,726,91361.26
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 541,357 0.05 1,348,241-59.85
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,416,772 0.30 3,032,47412.67
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,007 0.00 142609.15
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 2-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 42 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,246 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 44-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,143 0.00 22,054-81.21
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 584 0.00 143308.39
69 Ceramic products 62,932 0.01 121,933-48.39
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,276,756 0.55 3,891,16861.31
72 Iron and steel 478,368,560 41.55 421,334,90613.54
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,446,476 0.13 31,5194,489.22
74 Copper and articles thereof 484,591 0.04 200,691141.46
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 56,928,662 4.95 48,471,26017.45
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 664,472 0.06 590,85612.46
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,203 0.00 1143,586.84
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 19,540-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,585,058 0.49 225,9172,372.17
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 2,121,442 0.18 3,252,359-34.77
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 156,500 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,150 0.00 221,377-99.03
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 265,027 0.02 218,53521.27
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4,500 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 1,808 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,235 0.00 3,76165.78
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10,970 0.00 1497,262.42
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,345 0.00 0
SS Classified 23,226 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 72.32% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (70.13% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.87% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (15.79% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.13% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (8.30% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.39% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (1.54% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 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 $47,326,315;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $25,334,589;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $8,003,660;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3,471,104;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,285,712;
  • 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 $2,756,823;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,713,812;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $2,664,143;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,215,319;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,719,389;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $1,569,519;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1,450,852;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,421,547.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $8,044,028.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,526,301 0.33 75,4491,922.96
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 32,094 0.01 29,05810.45
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 9,454 0.00 4,139128.41
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 29,595 0.01 13,474119.65
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 900 0.00 2,115-57.45
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,082 0.00 3,477-68.88
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 541 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 32,999 0.01 58,979-44.05
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,306 0.00 21,262-75.04
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 233,399 0.05 133,19675.23
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 142,248 0.03 223,837-36.45
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 298-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 47,698 0.01 2,2332,036.05
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 284,416 0.06 150,21489.34
29 Organic chemicals 4,040,395 0.87 2,618,84854.28
30 Pharmaceutical products 328,446 0.07 541,085-39.30
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,865,830 0.62 2,465,64216.23
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,762,810 0.38 1,960,194-10.07
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 304,469 0.07 162,54387.32
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 311,828 0.07 255,85521.88
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,488,831 0.32 1,450,7552.62
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,238,392 0.70 2,591,98424.94
39 Plastics and articles thereof 16,771,121 3.61 13,485,40924.36
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,359,660 1.37 4,640,27137.05
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 473,254 0.10 383,18223.51
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 245,585 0.05 90,605171.05
45 Cork and articles of cork 679 0.00 34099.71
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 255,374 0.06 58,086339.65
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 685,581 0.15 531,94428.88
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 45,579 0.01 202,869-77.53
50 Silk 0 0.00 3,049-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 159,333 0.03 0
52 Cotton 278,695 0.06 13,0572,034.45
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 9,252 0.00 33,391-72.29
54 Man-made filaments 2,042,859 0.44 473,340331.58
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,523,647 0.97 1,859,504143.27
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 848,961 0.18 678,77125.07
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 124,055 0.03 110,38812.38
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 316,572 0.07 236,30933.97
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 233,249 0.05 181,95928.19
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 474,048 0.10 266,00578.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 208,635 0.04 173,59920.18
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,322,046 0.28 812,06362.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 176,488 0.04 196,084-9.99
65 Headgear and parts thereof 277,796 0.06 536,106-48.18
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 88,651 0.02 48,06984.42
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 76-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 177,196 0.04 179,253-1.15
69 Ceramic products 56,223 0.01 23,533138.91
70 Glass and glassware 1,424,927 0.31 1,687,336-15.55
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 395 0.00 1,116-64.61
72 Iron and steel 15,791,965 3.40 23,835,993-33.75
73 Articles of iron or steel 13,965,443 3.01 11,750,12418.85
74 Copper and articles thereof 211,264 0.05 265,361-20.39
75 Nickel and articles thereof 145,095 0.03 24958,171.08
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 416,510 0.09 846,098-50.77
78 Lead and articles thereof 994 0.00 244,041.67
79 Zinc and articles thereof 48,788 0.01 24,90895.87
80 Tin and articles thereof 7,252 0.00 1,126544.05
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,808 0.00 12,008-68.29
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 26,757,110 5.76 18,753,45042.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,425,386 0.52 2,160,46412.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 143,438,824 30.89 118,104,23521.45
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 164,254,792 35.38 116,928,47740.47
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 3,083 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16,075,797 3.46 12,604,69327.54
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,733,622 0.37 929,34086.54
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,246,380 2.21 7,532,56836.03
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,728,846 0.37 946,63882.63
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 157,878 0.03 103,04353.22
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 6,707,049 1.44 3,950,22669.79
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,400,470 0.95 4,799,974-8.32
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,225,992 0.26 1,634,037-24.97
SS Classified 273,941 0.06 334 574-18.12
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia