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Russian trade in goods with Taiwan in Q3 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 third quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Taiwan was $1,318,868,158, down 24.29% ($423,197,524) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $767,040,569, down 35.82% ($428,035,991) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $551,827,589, up 0.88% ($4,838,467) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $215,212,980, a 66.79% decrease ($432,874,458) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Taiwan was Russia’s 25th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 21st in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.7951% of Russia’s total trade (down from 1.0124% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Taiwan was Russia’s 31st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 23rd in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.7424% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.0652% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Taiwan was Russia’s 24th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 26th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.8822% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.9135% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 51.62% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (35.92% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 41.49% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (56.67% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.92% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (5.57% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd 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 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd 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 $358,940,061;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $27,020,384;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $25,145,751;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $7,376,131;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4,459,786.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,158 0.00 19,938-74.13
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 94,556-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,669 0.00 10,949-84.76
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,660,072 0.35 2,359,13512.76
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 18,645 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 52,646 0.01 12,210331.17
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 166,307-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 163,640 0.02 116,60140.34
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,680 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 308,497 0.04 288,2407.03
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 263,131 0.03 244,4297.65
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,472 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 48,717-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 18,012 0.00 15,45616.54
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,315,343 0.30 3,263,929-29.06
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 318,260,901 41.49 677,200,962-53.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 833,402 0.11 968,187-13.92
29 Organic chemicals 33,304,510 4.34 60,324,894-44.79
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 17,955 0.00 83,993-78.62
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 50,701 0.01 26,02994.79
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 24,917 0.00 1,3251,780.53
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 29,124 0.00 82,180-64.56
39 Plastics and articles thereof 87,712 0.01 82,9515.74
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,364,244 0.44 4,947,989-32.01
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 93,720 0.01 96,479-2.86
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 22,910 0.00 6038,083.33
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,114,665 0.15 1,858,556-40.03
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 833,424 0.11 662,09225.88
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,661,414 0.35 2,874,993-7.43
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,227 0.00 1,63835.96
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 2-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 88-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 765 0.00 379101.85
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 831 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,930 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,659 0.00 411303.65
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 26,673 0.00 6,186331.18
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 20,360 0.00 12,38164.45
70 Glass and glassware 45,866 0.01 11,192309.81
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,169,831 0.28 2,362,479-8.15
72 Iron and steel 381,920,842 49.79 407,066,593-6.18
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,205,102 0.16 1,674,528-28.03
74 Copper and articles thereof 202,644 0.03 708,364-71.39
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11,837,632 1.54 19,213,763-38.39
79 Zinc and articles thereof 285 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 794,758 0.10 609,06230.49
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 19,628 0.00 4,070382.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 133,262 0.02 4,593,048-97.10
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 1,724,418 0.22 2,303,452-25.14
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 0.00 148,200-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 51,926 0.01 249,239-79.17
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 339,698 0.04 223,83951.76
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 3,052-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 600-100.00
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 870 0.00 58050.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9,023 0.00 9,189-1.81
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,457 0.00 20,169-58.07
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 2,899-100.00
SS Classified 4,318 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 72.78% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (72.58% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.63% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (14.01% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.44% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (7.65% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.80% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (1.85% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $50,940,818;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $5,248,009;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,793,983.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd 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 $45,227,417;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $11,535,977;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,912,669;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,669,249.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 615,334 0.11 192,672219.37
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 120,868 0.02 64,70786.79
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 32,730 0.01 12,954152.66
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11,309 0.00 9,56618.22
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 15,458 0.00 52,692-70.66
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,038 0.00 5,628-81.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 47,474 0.01 101,497-53.23
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 14,344 0.00 25,667-44.12
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 221,342 0.04 237,065-6.63
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 220,610 0.04 145,42551.70
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 289-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9,389 0.00 9,2741.24
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 795,525 0.14 529,33550.29
29 Organic chemicals 3,529,780 0.64 3,190,26510.64
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,926,517 0.35 1,438,86233.89
31 Fertilizers 610,954 0.11 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,759,308 0.32 2,069,746-15.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,024,065 0.37 1,826,95610.79
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 486,883 0.09 367,91532.34
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 344,022 0.06 551,897-37.67
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,355,100 0.25 1,525,832-11.19
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,002,133 0.54 2,124,09341.34
39 Plastics and articles thereof 23,936,290 4.34 21,142,30713.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,323,672 2.23 7,075,66374.17
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 207,092 0.04 455,260-54.51
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 220,013 0.04 329,651-33.26
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,249 0.00 1,546-19.21
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 74,917 0.01 203,447-63.18
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,164,547 0.39 1,486,81345.58
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 144,598 0.03 80,66479.26
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 7,488 0.00 0
52 Cotton 7,083 0.00 33,934-79.13
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 28,289 0.01 6,581329.86
54 Man-made filaments 423,699 0.08 966,343-56.15
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,731,011 0.49 3,199,662-14.65
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 584,440 0.11 666,407-12.30
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 302-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 144,790 0.03 198,957-27.23
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 342,107 0.06 595,242-42.53
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 335,015 0.06 334,6190.12
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 350,051 0.06 381,536-8.25
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 141,089 0.03 166,045-15.03
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,759,442 0.32 1,473,19419.43
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 406,016 0.07 120,789236.14
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,404,644 0.44 1,816,99732.34
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 272,526 0.05 149,74881.99
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 363 0.00 76377.63
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 413,439 0.07 197,706109.12
69 Ceramic products 88,790 0.02 78,06113.74
70 Glass and glassware 3,499,623 0.63 3,038,26115.19
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 138,265 0.03 2,0516,641.35
72 Iron and steel 15,177,248 2.75 26,713,225-43.18
73 Articles of iron or steel 17,535,333 3.18 19,204,582-8.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 505,267 0.09 371,93235.85
75 Nickel and articles thereof 26,689 0.00 161,792-83.50
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,833,346 0.33 978,48487.37
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5,589 0.00 15,163-63.14
80 Tin and articles thereof 6,998 0.00 1,849278.47
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 62,518 0.01 59,8724.42
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 26,126,949 4.73 25,962,4300.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,876,440 0.52 3,186,764-9.74
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 211,146,512 38.26 160,205,69431.80
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 165,805,590 30.05 211,033,007-21.43
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 5,596-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,654,071 2.11 13,566,740-14.10
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 74,333 0.01 5,4371,267.17
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,942,261 2.35 12,199,0026.09
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,894,119 0.52 2,208,29931.06
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 278,034 0.05 118,048135.53
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 5,638,376 1.02 5,706,048-1.19
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,928,416 0.89 4,237,46116.31
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,433,744 0.26 1,973,332-27.34
SS Classified 581,025 0.11 390 16648.92
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia