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Russian trade with Taiwan in 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 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Taiwan was $5,250,320,450, down 21.00% ($1,395,748,059) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2019 were $3,226,451,202, down 28.33% ($1,275,534,208) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2019 were $2,023,869,248, down 5.61% ($120,213,851) from 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in 2019 was $1,202,581,954, a 49.00% decrease ($1,155,320,357) over 2018.

Taiwan was Russia’s 26th largest trading partner in 2019 (down from 22nd in 2018), accounting for 0.7877% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.9658% in 2018).

Taiwan was Russia’s 30th largest export market in 2019 (down from 25th in 2018), accounting for 0.7632% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.0005% in 2018).

Taiwan was Russia’s 27th largest supplier in 2019 (just as in 2018), accounting for 0.8302% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.9003% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 50.25% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (41.59% in 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 43.79% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (51.98% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.09% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (4.50% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2019 over 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 2019 over 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 $927,332,392;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $185,589,158;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $64,608,704;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $63,220,157;
  • 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 $9,819,232.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 20,077 0.00 21,907-8.35
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 306,361-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 22,886 0.00 14,63256.41
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,074,142 0.22 8,906,410-20.57
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 36,267 0.00 68,574-47.11
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 827 0.00 0
10 Cereals 6,196 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 280,391 0.01 81,060245.91
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 168,350 0.01 345,988-51.34
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 33,565 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 684,287 0.02 665,6422.80
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,516,318 0.08 1,793,88440.27
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 844,774 0.03 1,033,467-18.26
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,139,772 0.04 813,30640.14
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 61,914 0.00 19,251221.61
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 47,890 0.00 74,739-35.92
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 77,329 0.00 85,511-9.57
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 9,965,803 0.31 8,130,39422.57
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 16,570 0.00 8818,729.55
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,412,996,627 43.79 2,340,329,019-39.62
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,416,051 0.07 3,723,218-35.11
29 Organic chemicals 114,677,954 3.55 177,898,111-35.54
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,240 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 108,393 0.00 203,755-46.80
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 174,936 0.01 96,55081.19
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 37,863 0.00 44,371-14.67
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 43 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 134,061 0.00 345,909-61.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 500,065 0.02 682,436-26.72
40 Rubber and articles thereof 14,039,147 0.44 19,711,330-28.78
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 189,242 0.01 863,957-78.10
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 53,511 0.00 1,5603,330.19
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,678,800 0.18 10,563,348-46.24
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,090,304 0.10 3,111,399-0.68
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10,981,833 0.34 12,020,340-8.64
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,532 0.00 2,662145.38
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,231 0.00 2111,450.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 42-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,189 0.00 576106.42
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 765 0.00 7502.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 14,851 0.00 16,004-7.20
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,685 0.00 2,52885.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,545 0.00 1,329166.74
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 62,192 0.00 56,21410.63
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 61,537 0.00 21,845181.70
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 182,696-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 113,093 0.00 95,44118.50
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,130,804 0.19 15,950,036-61.56
72 Iron and steel 1,579,266,972 48.95 1,764,856,130-10.52
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,694,342 0.24 6,423,89919.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,569,767 0.05 3,076,207-48.97
75 Nickel and articles thereof 11,367 0.00 1,050982.57
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 30,495,698 0.95 95,104,402-67.93
79 Zinc and articles thereof 285 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,350,985 0.07 2,835,868-17.10
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,555 0.00 16,162-47.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 24,014 0.00 17,68635.78
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,629,931 0.08 10,397,919-74.71
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 6,468,302 0.20 9,220,031-29.85
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 0.00 304,700-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 178,439 0.01 337,686-47.16
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,080,312 0.03 966,70411.75
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 3,052-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6,962 0.00 10,390-32.99
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 117,324 0.00 15,507656.59
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 17,717 0.00 20,224-12.40
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 21,229 0.00 59,234-64.16
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 6,244-100.00
SS Classified 24,149 0.00 25 673-5.94

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 73.07% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (73.05% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.05% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (13.14% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.19% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (7.95% in 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.53% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (1.80% in 2018).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $63,743,798;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $11,766,575.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2019 over 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 $146,381,557;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $34,453,109;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $6,116,843.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,524,949 0.12 3,983,972-36.62
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 310,065 0.02 229,22135.27
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,814 0.00 1,978-8.29
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 346-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 80,442 0.00 68,68417.12
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 23,547 0.00 76,364-69.16
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 39,369 0.00 16,051145.27
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 60,262 0.00 76,276-20.99
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,195 0.00 22,750-85.96
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 282,894 0.01 394,200-28.24
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 110,151 0.01 87,84525.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,004,253 0.05 974,1663.09
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 725,303 0.04 632,67114.64
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 309-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 249,830 0.01 1,071,080-76.67
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 46,580 0.00 102,864-54.72
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,841,029 0.24 2,611,62285.36
29 Organic chemicals 14,173,766 0.70 16,710,133-15.18
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,936,062 0.34 4,747,91546.09
31 Fertilizers 1,540,925 0.08 1411,006,507.14
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7,744,039 0.38 10,945,723-29.25
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,548,357 0.32 6,735,159-2.77
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 1,590,074 0.08 1,567,9531.41
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,385,038 0.07 1,521,743-8.98
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5,661,877 0.28 5,484,9023.23
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12,096,474 0.60 10,368,41116.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 81,905,168 4.05 79,923,3682.48
40 Rubber and articles thereof 41,557,332 2.05 29,790,75739.50
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 972,537 0.05 1,760,753-44.77
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 838,301 0.04 1,343,488-37.60
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,940 0.00 2,432-20.23
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 373,592 0.02 610,210-38.78
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,318,742 0.36 5,340,44837.04
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 436,783 0.02 443,000-1.40
50 Silk 4,491 0.00 10,410-56.86
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 7,488 0.00 229,812-96.74
52 Cotton 50,175 0.00 339,733-85.23
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 164,400 0.01 30,508438.88
54 Man-made filaments 3,972,500 0.20 5,949,888-33.23
55 Man-made staple fibers 7,814,881 0.39 12,189,803-35.89
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,625,416 0.13 4,061,562-35.36
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 1,786-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 553,614 0.03 715,418-22.62
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,054,402 0.10 2,205,777-6.86
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,047,971 0.05 952,60810.01
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,243,329 0.11 1,802,77624.44
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 515,276 0.03 991,417-48.03
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,811,122 0.24 4,906,196-1.94
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 903,276 0.04 728,63423.97
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,749,844 0.19 2,821,87832.88
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 455,533 0.02 572,777-20.47
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 863 0.00 1,023-15.64
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,444,714 0.07 966,98649.40
69 Ceramic products 221,744 0.01 400,771-44.67
70 Glass and glassware 10,314,783 0.51 9,671,7516.65
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 207,947 0.01 49,534319.81
72 Iron and steel 60,691,000 3.00 95,144,109-36.21
73 Articles of iron or steel 67,318,984 3.33 68,162,504-1.24
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,837,873 0.09 1,151,98159.54
75 Nickel and articles thereof 72,946 0.00 457,511-84.06
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,596,755 0.23 2,979,21354.29
78 Lead and articles thereof 807 0.00 994-18.81
79 Zinc and articles thereof 131,742 0.01 100,79830.70
80 Tin and articles thereof 15,793 0.00 20,049-21.23
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 206,175 0.01 511,854-59.72
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 97,607,022 4.82 101,658,275-3.99
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11,402,220 0.56 11,438,381-0.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 721,436,148 35.65 657,692,3509.69
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 652,653,943 32.25 799,035,500-18.32
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 22,723-63.72
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 53,302,557 2.63 59,419,400-10.29
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 76,919 0.00 1,785,200-95.69
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 51,357,362 2.54 48,236,0366.47
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6,640,262 0.33 7,317,719-9.26
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,095,619 0.05 588,02386.32
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 20,325,244 1.00 23,307,620-12.80
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 19,364,899 0.96 19,288,6250.40
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,842,350 0.29 6,418,720-8.98
SS Classified 3,335,925 0.16 2 097 65859.03
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia