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Russian trade with Taiwan in 2011

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 2011: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Taiwan totaled $4,141,531,473, up 24.38% ($811,760,328) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2011 totaled $2,103,905,484, up 17.06% ($306,658,813) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2011 totaled $2,037,625,989, up 32.96% ($505,101,515) from 2010.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in 2011 was $66,279,495, a 74.96% decrease ($198,442,702) over 2010.

Taiwan was Russia’s 30th largest trading partner in 2011 (up from 32nd in 2010), accounting for 0.5035% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.5319% in 2010).

Taiwan was Russia’s 37th largest export market in 2011 (down from 34th in 2010), accounting for 0.4072% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4526% in 2010).

Taiwan was Russia’s 27th largest supplier in 2011 (up from 28th in 2010), accounting for 0.6664% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.6695% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 65.71% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (59.05% in 2010);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 22.49% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (29.78% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.50% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (6.40% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.71% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (1.90% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.88% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (1.34% in 2010);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.28% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (1.12% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $320,683,864;
  • 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 $16,600,865;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $9,214,641;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $8,260,363;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $8,184,409;
  • 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) - an increase of $6,661,482.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2011 over 2010 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 $62,014,172;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $16,678,997.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
01 Live animals 654 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 404,586-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,965,033 0.28 4,485,57032.98
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11,534 0.00 4,509155.80
10 Cereals 0 0.00 811,039-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 268,415 0.01 15,2401,661.25
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 9,427 0.00 3232,818.58
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 25,303 0.00 71,641-64.68
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 959,823 0.05 914,1325.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 324,340 0.02 206,25157.25
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,068 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 43,368 0.00 23,46184.85
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 297,077 0.01 84,852250.11
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 872,245 0.04 121,466618.10
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 136,776 0.01 76,60978.54
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 473,115,000 22.49 535,129,172-11.59
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,654,701 0.22 2,121,629119.39
29 Organic chemicals 57,662,456 2.74 74,341,453-22.44
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,431,803 0.07 802,50178.42
31 Fertilizers 18,489,332 0.88 16,356,20313.04
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,076,038 0.05 999,7037.64
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,378 0.00 3,04776.50
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,025 0.00 26,747-88.69
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,423,915 0.21 2,972,19148.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,308,612 0.16 861,585284.01
40 Rubber and articles thereof 24,710,367 1.17 16,525,95849.52
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2,771 0.00 13,942-80.12
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,429,844 0.31 3,997,66860.84
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 15,320,349 0.73 7,059,986117.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 17,825,244 0.85 13,029,39636.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 19-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 35,063 0.00 5,649520.69
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 499 0.00 1,343-62.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 64 0.00 347-81.56
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 15 0.00 30-50.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 14,783 0.00 15,695-5.81
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,162 0.00 5,48830.50
69 Ceramic products 72,542 0.00 40,62878.55
70 Glass and glassware 57,199 0.00 62,877-9.03
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 26,849,911 1.28 20,188,42933.00
72 Iron and steel 1,350,508,168 64.19 1,029,824,30431.14
73 Articles of iron or steel 61,399 0.00 3,184,887-98.07
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,847,381 0.09 3,356,349-44.96
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 25,894,862 1.23 16,680,22155.24
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 168,130-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,184-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,031,294 0.19 8,109,177-50.29
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 45,385 0.00 1,9002,288.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,000 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,532,272 0.17 620,963468.84
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 30,090,960 1.43 13,490,095123.06
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 356,446 0.02 247,04444.28
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,412 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 23,092,531 1.10 19,742,44216.97
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 26,108 0.00 20,78225.63
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 0 0.00 14,626-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 130 0.00 213-38.97
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 143-100.00
SS Classified 0 0.00 1 846-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 67.82% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (64.81% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.96% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (15.88% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.89% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (9.00% in 2010);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.17% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (4.20% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2011 over 2010 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 $238,969,061;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $116,493,588;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $47,521,654;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $35,842,479;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $24,832,202;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $18,440,299;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $12,527,376;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $12,395,118;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $9,371,196;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $8,373,963.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $30,467,216.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
01 Live animals 2,331 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,948,254 0.14 4,84360,776.61
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 147,235 0.01 54,814168.61
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 44,408 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,966 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 42,653 0.00 91,121-53.19
10 Cereals 0 0.00 33,040-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 20,372 0.00 43,730-53.41
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 79,605 0.00 202,112-60.61
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 51,300 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 42,970 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,824 0.00 6,14311.09
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 19,570 0.00 62,354-68.61
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 68,236 0.00 106,838-36.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 64,184 0.00 1,5054,164.72
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 37,592 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 123,582 0.01 48,513154.74
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 122,762 0.01 99,30823.62
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 749,172 0.04 1,092,011-31.40
29 Organic chemicals 11,389,836 0.56 3,015,873277.66
30 Pharmaceutical products 276,908 0.01 42,768547.47
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6,949,242 0.34 3,017,973130.26
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,872,222 0.39 8,869,691-11.25
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 3,589,591 0.18 3,236,55210.91
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,348,265 0.07 1,432,457-5.88
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 355 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,900,428 0.19 3,483,27111.98
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,567,917 0.42 5,155,75666.18
39 Plastics and articles thereof 127,355,353 6.25 91,512,87439.17
40 Rubber and articles thereof 29,514,684 1.45 17,119,56672.40
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 1,184-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,088,129 0.15 1,993,77654.89
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 330,991 0.02 169,53995.23
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,307,727 0.06 1,512,521-13.54
45 Cork and articles of cork 7,982 0.00 4,99059.96
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,048,148 0.05 427,387145.25
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,392,169 0.31 10,071,136-36.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 717,296 0.04 632,53313.40
50 Silk 12,831 0.00 16,055-20.08
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 158-100.00
52 Cotton 700,586 0.03 2,137,727-67.23
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 13,169 0.00 6,063117.20
54 Man-made filaments 1,973,756 0.10 5,427,510-63.63
55 Man-made staple fibers 14,200,511 0.70 11,975,54418.58
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 824,033 0.04 1,300,025-36.61
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 83,509 0.00 1,7924,560.10
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 685,545 0.03 1,969,397-65.19
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,566,082 0.13 4,115,433-37.65
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,500,658 0.07 2,012,634-25.44
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,544,836 0.27 4,774,20916.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,476,566 0.07 2,906,305-49.19
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,866,100 0.19 5,143,929-24.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 65,393,407 3.21 17,871,753265.90
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5,980,551 0.29 4,091,51246.17
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 559,502 0.03 592,314-5.54
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 20,804 0.00 13,10758.72
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,444,310 0.12 2,014,06421.36
69 Ceramic products 467,839 0.02 413,83013.05
70 Glass and glassware 9,348,178 0.46 6,860,07436.27
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 314,135 0.02 394,298-20.33
72 Iron and steel 81,913,341 4.02 112,380,557-27.11
73 Articles of iron or steel 70,384,121 3.45 57,856,74521.65
74 Copper and articles thereof 958,832 0.05 1,152,605-16.81
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,584 0.00 15,070-76.22
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,704,416 0.28 5,015,07713.75
78 Lead and articles thereof 487 0.00 601-18.97
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3,058 0.00 755305.03
80 Tin and articles thereof 7,811 0.00 39,714-80.33
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 27,407 0.00 55,492-50.61
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 74,950,101 3.68 56,509,80232.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9,808,272 0.48 10,277,132-4.56
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 432,492,264 21.23 315,998,67636.87
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 829,028,974 40.69 590,059,91340.50
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 416,015 0.02 531,629-21.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 77,198,122 3.79 52,365,92047.42
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 232,251 0.01 951,275-75.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 42,639,985 2.09 33,268,78928.17
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,507,405 0.07 1,041,96444.67
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,728,539 0.13 2,428,54412.35
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 35,611,497 1.75 30,538,29716.61
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 25,187,032 1.24 23,468,8177.32
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,249,115 0.31 8,263,657-24.38
SS Classified 4,362,193 0.21 2 719 53160.40
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia