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Russian trade in goods with Taiwan in Q3 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 third quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Taiwan totaled $1,742,065,682, up 39.42% ($492,584,751) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $1,195,076,560, up 68.01% ($483,753,404) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $546,989,122, up 1.64% ($8,831,347) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $648,087,438, a 274.26% increase ($474,922,057) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Taiwan was Russia’s 21st largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 27th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.0124% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.8547% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Taiwan was Russia’s 23rd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 28th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.0652% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.8333% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Taiwan was Russia’s 26th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 25th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.9135% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.8847% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 56.67% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (47.70% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 35.92% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (46.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.57% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (3.69% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd 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 $337,900,099;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $118,300,420;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $37,238,744;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,346,905.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $18,139,690.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 19,938 0.00 2,270778.33
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 94,556 0.01 581,109-83.73
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10,949 0.00 18,451-40.66
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,359,135 0.20 1,171,676101.35
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 2,200-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 12,210 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 166,307 0.01 21,469674.64
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 116,601 0.01 92,82925.61
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 1,820-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 36-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 288,240 0.02 330,216-12.71
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 244,429 0.02 347,250-29.61
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 48,717 0.00 6,863609.85
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 15,456 0.00 2,436534.48
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,263,929 0.27 1,973,11965.42
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 677,200,962 56.67 339,300,86399.59
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 968,187 0.08 662,89946.05
29 Organic chemicals 60,324,894 5.05 23,086,150161.30
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 928-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 83,993 0.01 43,75891.95
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 26,029 0.00 33,532-22.38
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 1,325 0.00 4,057-67.34
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 82,180 0.01 31,725159.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 82,951 0.01 73,64412.64
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,947,989 0.41 2,281,631116.86
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 96,479 0.01 98,260-1.81
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 60 0.00 200-70.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,858,556 0.16 804,024131.16
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 662,092 0.06 1,702,995-61.12
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,874,993 0.24 2,452,12217.25
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,638 0.00 1,797-8.85
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 88 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 379 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 4,666-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 238-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 411 0.00 181127.07
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,186 0.00 11,207-44.80
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12,381 0.00 1,688633.47
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 179,166-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 11,192 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 2,362,479 0.20 5,158,784-54.20
72 Iron and steel 407,066,593 34.06 288,766,17340.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,674,528 0.14 1,155144,880.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 708,364 0.06 866,651-18.26
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 19,213,763 1.61 37,353,453-48.56
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 609,062 0.05 925,188-34.17
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 8,872-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,070 0.00 4010,075.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,593,048 0.38 246,1431,766.01
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 2,303,452 0.19 2,433,004-5.32
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 0.01 148,2000.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 249,239 0.02 22,734996.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 223,839 0.02 62,929255.70
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,052 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 600 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 580 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9,189 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 20,169 0.00 2,355756.43
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,899 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 72.58% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (73.17% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.01% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (13.25% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.65% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (8.20% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.85% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (1.60% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd 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 $18,707,921;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,373,338;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $2,392,157.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $9,131,989;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $6,609,368;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,799,195.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 192,672 0.04 533,413-63.88
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 64,707 0.01 63,1502.47
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 1,120-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 4,320-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 12,954 0.00 15,385-15.80
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 25,299-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,566 0.00 20,048-52.28
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 52,692 0.01 7,339617.97
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,628 0.00 2022,686.14
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 101,497 0.02 35,723184.12
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 25,667 0.00 27,873-7.91
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 237,065 0.04 207,77614.10
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 145,425 0.03 46,344213.79
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 289 0.00 1,155-74.98
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9,274 0.00 76,710-87.91
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 529,335 0.10 165,463219.91
29 Organic chemicals 3,190,265 0.58 4,989,460-36.06
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,438,862 0.26 2,923,216-50.78
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,069,746 0.38 2,229,856-7.18
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,826,956 0.33 1,519,31720.25
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 367,915 0.07 482,749-23.79
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 551,897 0.10 454,19221.51
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,525,832 0.28 1,400,3008.96
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,124,093 0.39 2,738,199-22.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 21,142,307 3.87 20,397,8433.65
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,075,663 1.29 6,843,0283.40
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 24,667-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 455,260 0.08 490,444-7.17
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 329,651 0.06 247,15733.38
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,546 0.00 724113.54
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 203,447 0.04 142,77242.50
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,486,813 0.27 1,163,67827.77
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 80,664 0.01 85,205-5.33
50 Silk 0 0.00 3,006-100.00
52 Cotton 33,934 0.01 6,739403.55
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 6,581 0.00 67,119-90.20
54 Man-made filaments 966,343 0.18 614,28357.31
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,199,662 0.58 2,565,68024.71
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 666,407 0.12 975,073-31.66
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 302 0.00 661-54.31
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 198,957 0.04 190,0674.68
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 595,242 0.11 443,44634.23
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 334,619 0.06 118,722181.85
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 381,536 0.07 400,223-4.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 166,045 0.03 135,82022.25
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,473,194 0.27 891,50165.25
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 120,789 0.02 186,093-35.09
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,816,997 0.33 1,961,312-7.36
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 149,748 0.03 40,087273.56
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 76 0.00 725.56
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 197,706 0.04 185,2246.74
69 Ceramic products 78,061 0.01 61,13127.69
70 Glass and glassware 3,038,261 0.56 2,265,21834.13
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,051 0.00 26,842-92.36
72 Iron and steel 26,713,225 4.88 27,552,576-3.05
73 Articles of iron or steel 19,204,582 3.51 15,831,24421.31
74 Copper and articles thereof 371,932 0.07 321,12015.82
75 Nickel and articles thereof 161,792 0.03 91,04377.71
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 978,484 0.18 1,477,513-33.77
79 Zinc and articles thereof 15,163 0.00 2,834435.04
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,849 0.00 5,255-64.81
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 59,872 0.01 48,88422.48
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 25,962,430 4.75 23,570,27310.15
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,186,764 0.58 2,410,28932.22
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 160,205,694 29.29 169,337,683-5.39
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 211,033,007 38.58 192,325,0869.73
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 5,596 0.00 1,260344.13
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 13,566,740 2.48 13,697,440-0.95
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,437 0.00 6,614,805-99.92
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,199,002 2.23 11,803,2733.35
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,208,299 0.40 1,754,99625.83
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 118,048 0.02 120,016-1.64
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 5,706,048 1.04 5,035,03113.33
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,237,461 0.77 5,477,930-22.64
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,973,332 0.36 1,735,34813.71
SS Classified 390,166 0.07 441 430-11.61
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia