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Russian trade in goods with Taiwan in Q2 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 second quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In the 2nd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Taiwan was $1,304,957,840, down 26.58% ($472,420,591) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were $814,827,378, down 34.05% ($420,770,420) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were $490,130,462, down 9.53% ($51,650,171) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2019 was $324,696,916, a 53.20% decrease ($369,120,249) over the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Taiwan was Russia’s 27th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 20th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.8151% of Russia’s total trade (down from 1.0399% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Taiwan was Russia’s 27th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 21st in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.8086% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.1212% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Taiwan was Russia’s 27th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 26th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.8262% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.8924% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 51.31% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (44.66% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 42.86% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (50.12% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.99% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (3.71% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd 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 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd 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 $269,999,452;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $117,201,766;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $17,752,048;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $10,830,087.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,357 0.00 1,615169.78
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,920,040 0.36 2,097,30839.23
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,506 0.00 15,305-90.16
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 827 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 81,476 0.01 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,675 0.00 62,440-89.31
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 9,335 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 152,478 0.02 154,669-1.42
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 1,414-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 67,873 0.01 205,044-66.90
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 125,128 0.02 150,579-16.90
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 27,910 0.00 9,143205.26
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 25,491 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 32,808 0.00 21,19354.81
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,066,800 0.38 1,775,51972.73
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9,482 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 349,243,645 42.86 619,243,097-43.60
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 720,918 0.09 833,127-13.47
29 Organic chemicals 27,190,019 3.34 38,020,106-28.49
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 37,599 0.00 42,360-11.24
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 15,829 0.00 16,396-3.46
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 99 0.00 32,290-99.69
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 43 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 43,850 0.01 31,69438.35
39 Plastics and articles thereof 172,043 0.02 180,131-4.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,309,778 0.53 6,629,783-34.99
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 42,612 0.01 227,366-81.26
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 410 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,577,755 0.19 3,177,641-50.35
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 376,993 0.05 754,910-50.06
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,407,238 0.30 3,253,833-26.02
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,995 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 507 0.00 25499.61
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,466 0.00 4,1547.51
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 280 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 894 0.00 415115.42
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12,438 0.00 15,911-21.83
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 26,810 0.00 4,947441.94
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 116,651-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 46,997 0.01 11540,766.96
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,848,175 0.23 3,958,247-53.31
72 Iron and steel 408,181,453 50.09 525,383,219-22.31
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,783,827 0.22 59,9342,876.32
74 Copper and articles thereof 746,841 0.09 1,125,924-33.67
75 Nickel and articles thereof 6,342 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,933,394 0.85 24,685,442-71.91
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 387,195 0.05 614,602-37.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,554 0.00 1,784379.48
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,306 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 398,462 0.05 110,411260.89
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 1,490,269 0.18 2,209,419-32.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 85,567-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 251,962 0.03 267,900-5.95
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,370 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 5,089 0.00 3631,301.93
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,004 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,731 0.00 13,129-56.35
SS Classified 0 0.00 2 447-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 70.26% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (72.66% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.46% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (13.98% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.70% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (7.76% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.57% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (1.67% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $7,309,825;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,709,940;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,978,753;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,576,681;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,513,005.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd 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 $48,750,501;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $11,048,866;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $2,140,894;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,528,632.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 214,081 0.04 838,236-74.46
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 117,026 0.02 86,50635.28
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 1,978-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 346-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 12,372 0.00 28,894-57.18
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,363 0.00 45,951-97.03
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12,758 0.00 5,585128.43
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 9,419 0.00 2,541270.68
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,163 0.00 6,098-80.93
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 75,529 0.02 105,291-28.27
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 54,229 0.01 29,48183.95
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 304,781 0.06 296,6372.75
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 106,409 0.02 241,236-55.89
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 6-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 12,854 0.00 43,935-70.74
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,226,837 0.25 377,086225.35
29 Organic chemicals 3,731,038 0.76 4,171,232-10.55
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,190,031 0.65 1,211,278163.36
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,002,665 0.41 4,143,559-51.67
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,394,965 0.28 1,279,0539.06
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 452,589 0.09 413,4109.48
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 494,854 0.10 247,78699.71
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,387,984 0.28 955,77845.22
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,005,080 0.61 2,490,13920.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 22,235,960 4.54 20,722,9557.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,319,792 2.72 6,009,967121.63
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 236,383 0.05 392,338-39.75
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 183,125 0.04 421,489-56.55
45 Cork and articles of cork 241 0.00 14566.21
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 56,497 0.01 76,240-25.90
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,802,229 0.37 1,704,5305.73
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 96,763 0.02 185,067-47.71
50 Silk 0 0.00 6,163-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 70,479-100.00
52 Cotton 23,347 0.00 24,521-4.79
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 42,894 0.01 0
54 Man-made filaments 1,310,739 0.27 1,837,883-28.68
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,828,640 0.37 2,827,220-35.32
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 716,308 0.15 1,568,941-54.34
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 1,149-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 137,885 0.03 133,6793.15
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 380,606 0.08 332,46014.48
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 196,444 0.04 54,018263.66
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 927,393 0.19 465,86799.07
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 113,856 0.02 142,787-20.26
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,020,622 0.21 782,76330.39
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 268,203 0.05 353,957-24.23
65 Headgear and parts thereof 738,481 0.15 266,597177.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 6,600 0.00 183,670-96.41
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 512,793 0.10 234,742118.45
69 Ceramic products 36,142 0.01 105,218-65.65
70 Glass and glassware 2,570,127 0.52 2,668,479-3.69
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,751 0.00 5,003-65.00
72 Iron and steel 16,502,242 3.37 27,551,108-40.10
73 Articles of iron or steel 20,291,690 4.14 17,581,75015.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 520,078 0.11 298,21274.40
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4,775 0.00 77,309-93.82
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 998,029 0.20 610,47463.48
78 Lead and articles thereof 18 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4,554 0.00 22,565-79.82
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,198 0.00 4,459-73.13
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 88,726 0.02 514,905-82.77
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 25,113,482 5.12 25,944,156-3.20
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,435,618 0.50 3,157,741-22.87
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 158,471,807 32.33 158,981,907-0.32
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 159,118,556 32.46 207,869,057-23.45
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 7,370-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 13,503,353 2.76 15,031,985-10.17
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,506 0.00 34,629-92.76
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 13,287,713 2.71 11,711,03213.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,773,071 0.36 1,650,7687.41
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 250,612 0.05 75,178233.36
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 5,263,111 1.07 5,570,784-5.52
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,752,389 0.77 4,642,330-19.17
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,316,724 0.27 1,267,6593.87
SS Classified 858,362 0.18 574 88649.31
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia