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Russian trade in goods with Taiwan in Q2 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 second quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Taiwan totaled $1,777,378,431, up 31.97% ($430,585,955) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $1,235,597,798, up 42.09% ($365,983,616) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $541,780,633, up 13.54% ($64,602,339) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $693,817,165, a 76.80% increase ($301,381,277) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Taiwan was Russia’s 20th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 21st in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.0399% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.9637% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Taiwan was Russia’s 21st largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 22nd in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.1212% of Russia’s total exports (up from 1.0356% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Taiwan was Russia’s 26th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 27th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.8924% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.8554% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 50.12% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (53.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 44.66% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (41.30% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.71% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (2.89% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $207,064,316;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $153,330,889;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $20,020,729.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $14,890,544.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 8,554-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,615 0.00 11,385-85.81
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,097,308 0.17 1,884,71711.28
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 15,305 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 1,510,971-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 62,440 0.01 5,1731,107.04
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 154,669 0.01 73,877109.36
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,414 0.00 16,043-91.19
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 205,044 0.02 271,665-24.52
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 150,579 0.01 177,753-15.29
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9,143 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 28,591-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 21,193 0.00 28,161-24.74
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,775,519 0.14 885,260100.56
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 24-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 619,243,097 50.12 465,912,20832.91
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 833,127 0.07 522,08659.58
29 Organic chemicals 38,020,106 3.08 17,999,377111.23
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 552,000-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 42,360 0.00 61,257-30.85
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 16,396 0.00 18,817-12.87
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 32,290 0.00 7204,384.72
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 31,694 0.00 18,04175.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 180,131 0.01 113,62558.53
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,629,783 0.54 5,829,54613.73
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 227,366 0.02 101,486124.04
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 50-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,177,641 0.26 1,486,812113.72
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 754,910 0.06 1,087,750-30.60
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,253,833 0.26 2,691,20020.91
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 254 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,154 0.00 3081,248.70
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 415 0.00 26656.02
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 15,911 0.00 31,600-49.65
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,947 0.00 1,309277.92
69 Ceramic products 116,651 0.01 68,56370.14
70 Glass and glassware 115 0.00 1,642-93.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,958,247 0.32 4,010,773-1.31
72 Iron and steel 525,383,219 42.52 318,318,90365.05
73 Articles of iron or steel 59,934 0.00 10,978445.95
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,125,924 0.09 610,06184.56
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 24,685,442 2.00 39,575,986-37.63
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 6,678-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 614,602 0.05 605,8951.44
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,784 0.00 5,459-67.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 110,411 0.01 222,662-50.41
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 2,209,419 0.18 4,174,906-47.08
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 0 0.00 156,250-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 85,567 0.01 245,409-65.13
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 267,900 0.02 204,39731.07
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 363 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 7,676-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 13,129 0.00 8215,910.98
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 1,129-100.00
SS Classified 2,447 0.00 56 101-95.64

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 72.66% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (69.11% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.98% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (16.09% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.76% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (9.06% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.67% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (1.55% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd 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 $50,936,640;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $11,767,923;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $2,458,671;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,835,075;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,700,316.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $6,085,248.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 838,236 0.15 450,50586.07
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 86,506 0.02 43,245100.04
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,978 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 346 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 28,894 0.01 2,667983.39
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 45,951 0.01 75,566-39.19
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,585 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,541 0.00 1,219108.45
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,098 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 105,291 0.02 24,153335.93
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 29,481 0.01 6,351364.19
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 296,637 0.05 111,879165.14
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 241,236 0.04 183,02031.81
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6 0.00 520.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 221,821-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 43,935 0.01 1,7172,458.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 377,086 0.07 164,874128.71
29 Organic chemicals 4,171,232 0.77 3,326,02025.41
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,211,278 0.22 2,558,756-52.66
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,143,559 0.76 2,647,12556.53
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,279,053 0.24 2,229,418-42.63
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 413,410 0.08 350,70817.88
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 247,786 0.05 567,963-56.37
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 955,778 0.18 1,053,576-9.28
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,490,139 0.46 2,248,29510.76
39 Plastics and articles thereof 20,722,955 3.82 21,357,883-2.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,009,967 1.11 6,733,254-10.74
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 392,338 0.07 429,671-8.69
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 421,489 0.08 405,2594.00
45 Cork and articles of cork 145 0.00 455-68.13
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 76,240 0.01 351,987-78.34
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,704,530 0.31 1,338,19627.38
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 185,067 0.03 92,54699.97
50 Silk 6,163 0.00 7,901-22.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 70,479 0.01 3,4141,964.41
52 Cotton 24,521 0.00 17,04443.87
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 130,390-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 1,837,883 0.34 563,056226.41
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,827,220 0.52 2,413,69817.13
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,568,941 0.29 1,372,34314.33
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,149 0.00 36,116-96.82
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 133,679 0.02 196,190-31.86
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 332,460 0.06 528,088-37.04
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 54,018 0.01 140,914-61.67
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 465,867 0.09 372,85424.95
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 142,787 0.03 115,91423.18
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 782,763 0.14 968,596-19.19
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 353,957 0.07 200,86776.21
65 Headgear and parts thereof 266,597 0.05 276,243-3.49
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 183,670 0.03 62,759192.66
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 17-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 234,742 0.04 117,77599.31
69 Ceramic products 105,218 0.02 48,518116.86
70 Glass and glassware 2,668,479 0.49 2,930,246-8.93
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,003 0.00 1,029386.20
72 Iron and steel 27,551,108 5.09 33,636,356-18.09
73 Articles of iron or steel 17,581,750 3.25 15,881,43410.71
74 Copper and articles thereof 298,212 0.06 425,887-29.98
75 Nickel and articles thereof 77,309 0.01 17,582339.71
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 610,474 0.11 686,082-11.02
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 20-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 22,565 0.00 54,641-58.70
80 Tin and articles thereof 4,459 0.00 7,507-40.60
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 514,905 0.10 8,3606,059.15
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 25,944,156 4.79 23,485,48510.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,157,741 0.58 2,579,05822.44
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 158,981,907 29.34 147,213,9847.99
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 207,869,057 38.37 156,932,41732.46
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 7,370 0.00 5,17742.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 15,031,985 2.77 15,748,999-4.55
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 34,629 0.01 22315,428.70
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,711,032 2.16 9,875,95718.58
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,650,768 0.30 1,527,8648.04
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 75,178 0.01 101,708-26.08
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 5,570,784 1.03 5,322,9774.66
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,642,330 0.86 4,442,4664.50
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,267,659 0.23 1,391,774-8.92
SS Classified 574,886 0.11 350 23064.15
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia