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Russian trade in goods with Taiwan in Q1 2019

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 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Taiwan was $1,191,271,588, down 26.26% ($424,212,517) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $795,284,460, down 30.92% ($355,912,453) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $395,987,128, down 14.71% ($68,300,064) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $399,297,332, a 41.87% decrease ($287,612,389) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Taiwan was Russia’s 25th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 20th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.7567% of Russia’s total trade (down from 1.0248% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Taiwan was Russia’s 29th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 21st in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.7619% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.1174% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Taiwan was Russia’s 28th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 27th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.7465% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.8502% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 51.98% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (46.73% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 43.50% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (46.95% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.00% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (4.05% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $194,523,101;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $73,180,055;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $49,982,647;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $21,449,064;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $5,545,656;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5,522,260.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,694 0.00 1,969138.40
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 991,470 0.12 1,980,807-49.95
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 14,845 0.00 33,526-55.72
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 65,625 0.01 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 86,709-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 116,571 0.01 168,994-31.02
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 7,790-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 126,110 0.02 202,898-37.85
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 59,365 0.01 156,895-62.16
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,846 0.00 1,93998.35
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 18,382 0.00 3,958364.43
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 893 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,085,130 0.26 1,880,79910.86
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 88-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 345,933,901 43.50 540,457,002-35.99
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 648,571 0.08 644,8830.57
29 Organic chemicals 19,729,206 2.48 41,178,270-52.09
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,240 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6,528 0.00 13,960-53.24
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11,599 0.00 37,407-68.99
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 309 0.00 480-35.63
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 28,520 0.00 99,527-71.34
39 Plastics and articles thereof 71,920 0.01 145,135-50.45
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,366,709 0.42 4,548,846-25.99
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 376,279-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5,781 0.00 921527.69
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,795,760 0.23 2,784,767-35.51
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 789,427 0.10 541,35745.82
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,613,359 0.45 3,416,7725.75
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 168 0.00 1,007-83.32
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,231 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 42-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 269 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,320 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,715 0.00 2,246-23.64
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 579 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10,946 0.00 4,143164.20
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8,375 0.00 5841,334.08
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 62,932-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 731,100 0.09 6,276,756-88.35
72 Iron and steel 405,188,505 50.95 478,368,560-15.30
73 Articles of iron or steel 588,462 0.07 1,446,476-59.32
74 Copper and articles thereof 212,172 0.03 484,591-56.22
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,946,015 0.87 56,928,662-87.80
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 430,910 0.05 664,472-35.15
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 4,203-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 75 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 62,798 0.01 5,585,058-98.88
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 1,250,909 0.16 2,121,442-41.03
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 0.00 156,500-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 124,638 0.02 2,1505,697.12
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 155,375 0.02 265,027-41.37
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 900 0.00 4,500-80.00
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 43,353 0.01 1,8082,297.84
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 6,235-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,414 0.00 10,970-50.65
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 3,345-100.00
SS Classified 18,470 0.00 23 226-20.48

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 69.84% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (72.32% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.20% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (12.87% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.17% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (8.13% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.71% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (2.39% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,727,283;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,664,530;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $1,620,583;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $1,483,182;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,437,161.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 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) - a decrease of $40,025,148;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $15,613,704;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $3,728,361;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $3,517,410;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3,261,074;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $2,226,190;
  • 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) - a decrease of $1,771,602;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1,733,622;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,568,530.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,109,675 0.28 1,526,301-27.30
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 34,306 0.01 32,0946.89
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 9,771 0.00 9,4543.35
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 9,201 0.00 29,595-68.91
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 10,591 0.00 9001,076.78
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 11,714 0.00 1,082982.62
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 702 0.00 54129.76
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 54,475 0.01 32,99965.08
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 29,046 0.01 5,306447.42
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 303,130 0.08 233,39929.88
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 121,702 0.03 142,248-14.44
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 8-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 35,660 0.01 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 24,335 0.01 47,698-48.98
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,904,999 0.48 284,416569.79
29 Organic chemicals 3,529,654 0.89 4,040,395-12.64
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,781 0.00 328,446-97.33
31 Fertilizers 75 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,683,699 0.43 2,865,830-41.25
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,315,336 0.33 1,762,810-25.38
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 223,580 0.06 304,469-26.57
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 342,184 0.09 311,8289.73
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,587,921 0.40 1,488,8316.66
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,504,779 0.63 3,238,392-22.65
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15,202,591 3.84 16,771,121-9.35
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,024,190 2.03 6,359,66026.17
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 270,106 0.07 473,254-42.93
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 154,390 0.04 245,585-37.13
45 Cork and articles of cork 205 0.00 679-69.81
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 139,303 0.04 255,374-45.45
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,290,793 0.33 685,58188.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 113,534 0.03 45,579149.09
50 Silk 1,546 0.00 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 159,333-100.00
52 Cotton 6,571 0.00 278,695-97.64
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 65,901 0.02 9,252612.29
54 Man-made filaments 1,109,071 0.28 2,042,859-45.71
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,297,457 0.58 4,523,647-49.21
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 719,163 0.18 848,961-15.29
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 138,768 0.04 124,05511.86
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 699,743 0.18 316,572121.04
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 239,981 0.06 233,2492.89
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 308,666 0.08 474,048-34.89
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 95,666 0.02 208,635-54.15
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 730,567 0.18 1,322,046-44.74
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 95,247 0.02 176,488-46.03
65 Headgear and parts thereof 246,602 0.06 277,796-11.23
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 28,668 0.01 88,651-67.66
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 253,108 0.06 177,19642.84
69 Ceramic products 53,346 0.01 56,223-5.12
70 Glass and glassware 2,908,109 0.73 1,424,927104.09
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,603 0.00 395812.15
72 Iron and steel 12,063,604 3.05 15,791,965-23.61
73 Articles of iron or steel 16,692,726 4.22 13,965,44319.53
74 Copper and articles thereof 351,860 0.09 211,26466.55
75 Nickel and articles thereof 22,748 0.01 145,095-84.32
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 970,647 0.25 416,510133.04
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 994-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 67,455 0.02 48,78838.26
80 Tin and articles thereof 2,981 0.00 7,252-58.89
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 39,818 0.01 3,808945.64
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 23,239,700 5.87 26,757,110-13.15
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,760,162 0.70 2,425,38613.80
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 127,825,120 32.28 143,438,824-10.89
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 124,229,644 31.37 164,254,792-24.37
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 8,244 0.00 3,083167.40
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,814,723 3.24 16,075,797-20.29
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 1,733,622-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,683,541 2.95 10,246,38014.03
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,679,346 0.42 1,728,846-2.86
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 64,104 0.02 157,878-59.40
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 4,935,447 1.25 6,707,049-26.41
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,692,638 1.19 4,400,4706.64
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,469,435 0.37 1,225,99219.86
SS Classified 320,974 0.08 273 94117.17
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia