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Russian trade with Taiwan in 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 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In 2018, Russia’s trade with Taiwan totaled $6,646,068,509, up 25.49% ($1,350,179,621) from 2017.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2018 totaled $4,501,985,410, up 33.57% ($1,131,506,985) from 2017.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2018 totaled $2,144,083,099, up 11.36% ($218,672,636) from 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in 2018 was $2,357,902,311, a 63.17% increase ($912,834,349) over 2017.

Taiwan was Russia’s 22nd largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 23rd in 2017), accounting for 0.9658% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.9068% in 2017).

Taiwan was Russia’s 25th largest export market in 2018 (down from 24th in 2017), accounting for 1.0005% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.9439% in 2017).

Taiwan was Russia’s 27th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 28th in 2017), accounting for 0.9003% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.8483% in 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 51.98% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (44.78% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 41.59% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (49.61% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.50% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (3.13% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2018 over 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 $830,981,976;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $235,032,038;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $89,844,945.

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $41,634,118.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 21,907 0.00 30,284-27.66
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 306,361 0.01 882,583-65.29
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 14,632 0.00 88,190-83.41
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,906,410 0.20 6,078,11846.53
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 68,574 0.00 18,450271.67
10 Cereals 0 0.00 1,105-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 81,060 0.00 3,773,825-97.85
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 345,988 0.01 98,667250.66
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 665,642 0.01 318,653108.89
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 1,793,884 0.04 1,341,76733.70
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,033,467 0.02 1,075,871-3.94
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 813,306 0.02 1,118,293-27.27
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 19,251 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 74,739 0.00 37,63198.61
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 85,511 0.00 38,963119.47
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 8,130,394 0.18 8,225,061-1.15
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 88 0.00 13,231-99.33
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,340,329,019 51.98 1,509,347,04355.06
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,723,218 0.08 2,984,44024.75
29 Organic chemicals 177,898,111 3.95 88,053,166102.03
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 1,104,928-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 203,755 0.00 163,01324.99
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 96,550 0.00 93,2783.51
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 44,371 0.00 10,078340.28
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 345,909 0.01 85,529304.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 682,436 0.02 506,23334.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 19,711,330 0.44 12,486,13457.87
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 863,957 0.02 572,22450.98
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,560 0.00 3,738-58.27
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,563,348 0.23 5,276,215100.21
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,111,399 0.07 5,711,709-45.53
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,020,340 0.27 12,116,303-0.79
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,662 0.00 4,784-44.36
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2 0.00 20.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 42 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 576 0.00 414,300.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 750 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 16,004 0.00 6,668140.01
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,528 0.00 463446.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,329 0.00 516157.56
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 56,214 0.00 88,499-36.48
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 21,845 0.00 3,185585.87
69 Ceramic products 182,696 0.00 415,786-56.06
70 Glass and glassware 95,441 0.00 1,7115,478.08
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 15,950,036 0.35 19,868,984-19.72
72 Iron and steel 1,764,856,130 39.20 1,529,824,09215.36
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,423,899 0.14 55,71011,430.96
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,076,207 0.07 2,640,04216.52
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,050 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 95,104,402 2.11 136,738,520-30.45
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 6,678-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,835,868 0.06 2,776,7652.13
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 16,162 0.00 14,44511.89
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 17,686 0.00 23,023-23.18
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,397,919 0.23 852,6061,119.55
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 9,220,031 0.20 13,576,405-32.09
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 304,700 0.01 637,650-52.22
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 337,686 0.01 490,310-31.13
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 966,704 0.02 693,21239.45
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,052 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 10,390 0.00 3,350210.15
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 15,507 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 20,224 0.00 20,528-1.48
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 59,234 0.00 16,714254.40
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6,244 0.00 1,129453.06
SS Classified 25,673 0.00 60 101-57.28

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 73.05% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (72.12% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.14% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (14.02% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.95% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (8.26% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.80% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (1.53% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2018 over 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 $128,495,967;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $47,234,747;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $11,493,981;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $11,318,696;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $6,613,834.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $12,518,711;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $11,227,985.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,983,972 0.19 1,927,724106.67
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 229,221 0.01 165,05138.88
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,978 0.00 1,12076.61
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 346 0.00 4,320-91.99
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 68,684 0.00 40,85168.13
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 76,364 0.00 115,219-33.72
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16,051 0.00 26,195-38.72
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 26,708-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 76,276 0.00 14,770416.43
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 22,750 0.00 9722,240.53
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 394,200 0.02 174,284126.18
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 87,845 0.00 84,5083.95
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 974,166 0.05 690,59241.06
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 632,671 0.03 506,72324.86
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 309 0.00 1,165-73.48
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,071,080 0.05 221,821382.86
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 102,864 0.00 172,528-40.38
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,611,622 0.12 635,729310.81
29 Organic chemicals 16,710,133 0.78 15,202,5199.92
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,747,915 0.22 9,733,955-51.22
31 Fertilizers 14 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 10,945,723 0.51 9,061,79320.79
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,735,159 0.31 7,329,412-8.11
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 1,567,953 0.07 1,339,91217.02
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,521,743 0.07 1,780,142-14.52
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5,484,902 0.26 4,907,82711.76
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10,368,411 0.48 10,080,5572.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 79,923,368 3.73 74,928,4376.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 29,790,757 1.39 24,083,54323.70
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) 1,760,753 0.08 1,874,000-6.04
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,343,488 0.06 1,293,2593.88
45 Cork and articles of cork 2,432 0.00 1,93625.62
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 610,210 0.03 838,298-27.21
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,340,448 0.25 4,044,67832.04
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 443,000 0.02 605,802-26.87
50 Silk 10,410 0.00 13,956-25.41
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 229,812 0.01 3,4146,631.46
52 Cotton 339,733 0.02 43,143687.46
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 30,508 0.00 282,643-89.21
54 Man-made filaments 5,949,888 0.28 2,782,386113.84
55 Man-made staple fibers 12,189,803 0.57 9,510,11328.18
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,061,562 0.19 3,806,7556.69
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,786 0.00 36,777-95.14
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 715,418 0.03 654,0189.39
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,205,777 0.10 1,507,88046.28
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 952,608 0.04 467,115103.93
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,802,776 0.08 1,629,15910.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 991,417 0.05 642,01854.42
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,906,196 0.23 4,231,18615.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 728,634 0.03 629,55915.74
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,821,878 0.13 3,047,372-7.40
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 572,777 0.03 155,146269.19
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,023 0.00 165520.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 966,986 0.05 678,46942.52
69 Ceramic products 400,771 0.02 226,01077.32
70 Glass and glassware 9,671,751 0.45 9,144,9165.76
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 49,534 0.00 35,16240.87
72 Iron and steel 95,144,109 4.44 107,662,820-11.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 68,162,504 3.18 56,668,52320.28
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,151,981 0.05 1,350,992-14.73
75 Nickel and articles thereof 457,511 0.02 185,413146.75
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,979,213 0.14 3,809,319-21.79
78 Lead and articles thereof 994 0.00 6,566-84.86
79 Zinc and articles thereof 100,798 0.00 105,922-4.84
80 Tin and articles thereof 20,049 0.00 20,582-2.59
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 511,854 0.02 100,153411.07
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 101,658,275 4.74 90,339,57912.53
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11,438,381 0.53 9,606,45619.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 657,692,350 30.67 610,457,6037.74
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 799,035,500 37.27 670,539,53319.16
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 22,723 0.00 18,11525.44
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 59,419,400 2.77 53,011,25312.09
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,785,200 0.08 13,013,185-86.28
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 48,236,036 2.25 41,622,20215.89
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7,317,719 0.34 5,712,72128.10
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 588,023 0.03 426,37137.91
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 23,307,620 1.09 20,568,35313.32
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 19,288,625 0.90 20,486,879-5.85
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,418,720 0.30 6,474,423-0.86
SS Classified 2,097,658 0.10 1 754 82319.54
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia