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Russian trade in goods with Taiwan in Q4 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 fourth quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In the 4th quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Taiwan was $1,434,842,863, down 6.59% ($101,224,578) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2019 were $849,875,908, down 10.07% ($95,120,937) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2019 were $584,966,955, down 1.03% ($6,103,641) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2019 was $264,908,953, a 25.15% decrease ($89,017,296) over the 4th quarter of 2018.

Taiwan was Russia’s 28th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2019 (down from 26th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.7977% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.8221% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Taiwan was Russia’s 29th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 31st in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.7599% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.7591% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Taiwan was Russia’s 26th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2019 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.8599% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.9481% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2019 (and in the 4th quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 46.84% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (40.01% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 46.60% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (53.28% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.47% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (4.63% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $27,057,623.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th 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 $107,463,485;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $6,266,542;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $3,920,624.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 10,225 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 211,805-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16,860 0.00 2,068715.28
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 502,561 0.06 2,469,159-79.65
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,271 0.00 19,743-93.56
10 Cereals 6,196 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 80,644 0.01 68,85017.13
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 161,675 0.02 31,750409.21
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 24,230 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 251,599 0.03 225,37811.63
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,510,638 0.30 1,784,68040.68
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 342,293 0.04 337,2861.48
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 692,148 0.08 261,402164.78
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 24,685 0.00 8,168202.22
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,017 0.00 22,064-81.79
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 25,617 0.00 48,862-47.57
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,498,533 0.29 1,210,149106.46
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7,088 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 396,021,332 46.60 503,484,817-21.34
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 213,160 0.03 1,277,020-83.31
29 Organic chemicals 34,454,218 4.05 38,374,842-10.22
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 46,312 0.01 63,441-27.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 96,807 0.01 16,719479.02
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 12,538 0.00 10,27622.01
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 32,567 0.00 132,509-75.42
39 Plastics and articles thereof 168,391 0.02 274,220-38.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,998,416 0.35 3,584,711-16.36
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 52,911 0.01 163,830-67.70
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 24,409 0.00 5804,108.45
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,190,619 0.14 2,743,742-56.61
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,090,461 0.13 1,153,040-5.43
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,321,394 0.27 2,474,744-6.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,142 0.00 176,617.65
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 413 0.00 23476.50
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 371-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,234 0.00 11,849-64.27
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 760 0.00 282169.50
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 413 0.00 503-17.89
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12,135 0.00 29,974-59.51
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,991 0.00 3,93352.33
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 3,113-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 20,230 0.00 84,134-75.96
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,381,697 0.16 3,352,553-58.79
72 Iron and steel 384,120,049 45.20 357,062,4267.58
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,026,589 0.36 3,242,962-6.67
74 Copper and articles thereof 408,111 0.05 757,328-46.11
75 Nickel and articles thereof 5,025 0.00 1,050378.57
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9,818,770 1.16 16,085,312-38.96
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 738,121 0.09 947,733-22.12
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5 0.00 13,616-99.96
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,035,409 0.24 109,4011,760.50
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 2,001,464 0.24 2,585,720-22.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,875 0.00 730156.85
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 333,277 0.04 209,93858.75
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,692 0.00 5,290-30.21
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 68,013 0.01 12,756433.18
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,690 0.00 4,800-64.79
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,627 0.00 14,965-89.13
SS Classified 1,361 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2019 (and in the 4th quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 77.93% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (74.41% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.83% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (11.76% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.69% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (8.25% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.12% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (1.39% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th 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 $28,458,279.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th 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 $12,353,048;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $8,138,019;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $4,662,436;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $2,452,412;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,952,632.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 585,861 0.10 1,426,763-58.94
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 30,868 0.01 45,918-32.78
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,814 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 25,569 0.00 17,38247.10
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13,325 0.00 8181,528.97
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,711 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 23,671 0.00 19,96018.59
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 291 0.00 10,484-97.22
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 105,416 0.02 154,412-31.73
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 13,041 0.00 27,389-52.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 175,000 0.03 207,065-15.49
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 276,580 0.05 103,763166.55
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 6-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 214,171 0.04 1,071,080-80.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 1,957-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 838,376 0.14 1,420,786-40.99
29 Organic chemicals 3,383,294 0.58 5,335,926-36.59
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,810,734 0.31 1,769,3292.34
31 Fertilizers 929,896 0.16 146,642,014.29
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,298,363 0.39 1,866,58823.13
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,812,520 0.31 1,866,339-2.88
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 427,020 0.07 482,159-11.44
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 203,977 0.03 410,224-50.28
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,328,441 0.23 1,514,460-12.28
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,584,483 0.61 2,485,31244.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 20,480,270 3.50 21,282,444-3.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,889,288 1.35 10,341,700-23.71
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 258,662 0.04 439,896-41.20
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 280,773 0.05 346,760-19.03
45 Cork and articles of cork 238 0.00 63277.78
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 102,875 0.02 75,15236.89
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,062,896 0.35 1,458,06641.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 81,890 0.01 131,691-37.82
50 Silk 2,945 0.00 4,247-30.66
52 Cotton 13,175 0.00 2,583410.07
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 27,316 0.00 14,67586.14
54 Man-made filaments 1,126,379 0.19 1,102,8082.14
55 Man-made staple fibers 957,775 0.16 1,628,277-41.18
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 605,507 0.10 977,242-38.04
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 335-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 132,169 0.02 258,726-48.92
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 631,943 0.11 945,676-33.18
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 276,530 0.05 330,724-16.39
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 657,220 0.11 476,67537.88
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 164,668 0.03 473,938-65.26
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,322,695 0.23 1,328,179-0.41
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 133,811 0.02 77,40272.88
65 Headgear and parts thereof 360,118 0.06 460,484-21.80
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 147,740 0.03 150,707-1.97
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 500 0.00 947-47.20
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 265,378 0.05 357,126-25.69
69 Ceramic products 43,465 0.01 161,269-73.05
70 Glass and glassware 1,336,925 0.23 2,540,080-47.37
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 64,328 0.01 42,08652.85
72 Iron and steel 16,947,912 2.90 25,085,931-32.44
73 Articles of iron or steel 12,739,504 2.18 17,401,940-26.79
74 Copper and articles thereof 461,257 0.08 270,56970.48
75 Nickel and articles thereof 18,734 0.00 73,314-74.45
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 794,347 0.14 973,740-18.42
78 Lead and articles thereof 789 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 54,143 0.01 14,281279.13
80 Tin and articles thereof 4,615 0.00 6,489-28.88
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 15,113 0.00 7,83192.99
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 23,160,441 3.96 22,987,7520.75
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,326,895 0.57 2,663,00824.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 223,667,748 38.24 195,209,46914.58
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 203,429,148 34.78 215,782,196-5.72
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 6,674-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 15,330,243 2.62 14,744,5043.97
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 80 0.00 10,931-99.27
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 13,445,110 2.30 14,075,536-4.48
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 293,724 0.05 1,729,809-83.02
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 502,871 0.09 236,917112.26
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 4,486,730 0.77 5,322,848-15.71
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,991,526 1.02 6,008,365-0.28
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,627,603 0.28 1,951,736-16.61
SS Classified 1,153,521 0.20 858 66434.34
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia