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Russian trade in goods with Taiwan in Q1 2020

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 first quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In the 1st quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Taiwan was $1,123,204,933, down 5.71% ($68,066,655) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2020 were $677,926,171, down 14.76% ($117,358,289) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2020 totaled $445,278,762, up 12.45% ($49,291,634) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2020 was $232,647,409, a 41.74% decrease ($166,649,923) over the 1st quarter of 2019.

Taiwan was Russia’s 26th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 25th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.7902% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.7567% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Taiwan was Russia’s 29th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2020 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.7619% of Russia’s total exports (just as in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Taiwan was Russia’s 26th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 28th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.8377% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.7465% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 57.09% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (51.98% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 35.89% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (43.50% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.83% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (3.00% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.07% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (0.44% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $10,639,763;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $7,347,475;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $2,072,162.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 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 $102,613,135;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $33,469,056.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
02 Meat and edible meat offal 11,045 0.00 4,694135.30
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,063,632 0.45 991,470209.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 28,373 0.00 14,84591.13
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 92,089 0.01 65,62540.33
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 365,274 0.05 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 18,730 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 196,340 0.03 116,57168.43
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 707,361 0.10 126,110460.91
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,462,869 0.22 59,3652,364.19
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,200 0.00 3,846-68.80
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 19,709 0.00 18,3827.22
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 18,855 0.00 8932,011.42
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,237,515 0.18 2,085,130-40.65
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9,710 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 243,320,766 35.89 345,933,901-29.66
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 215,403 0.03 648,571-66.79
29 Organic chemicals 30,368,969 4.48 19,729,20653.93
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 7,240-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 12,856 0.00 6,52896.94
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 34,116 0.01 11,599194.13
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 3,616 0.00 3091,070.23
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 46,125 0.01 28,52061.73
39 Plastics and articles thereof 173,403 0.03 71,920141.11
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,855,546 0.27 3,366,709-44.89
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 128,774 0.02 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,570 0.00 5,781-38.25
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 993,367 0.15 1,795,760-44.68
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 934,394 0.14 789,42718.36
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,130,656 0.31 3,613,359-41.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 771 0.00 168358.93
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,231-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 602 0.00 269123.79
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,326 0.00 5,320-18.68
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,921 0.00 1,715361.87
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,278 0.00 579120.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 23,105 0.00 10,946111.08
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 14,545 0.00 8,37573.67
70 Glass and glassware 14,214 0.00 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 323,147 0.05 731,100-55.80
72 Iron and steel 371,719,449 54.83 405,188,505-8.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 649,015 0.10 588,46210.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 97,389 0.01 212,172-54.10
75 Nickel and articles thereof 6,375 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 14,293,490 2.11 6,946,015105.78
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 266,878 0.04 430,910-38.07
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,001 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 12,898 0.00 7517,097.33
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 910,891 0.13 62,7981,350.51
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 1,731,325 0.26 1,250,90938.41
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 271 0.00 124,638-99.78
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 357,659 0.05 155,375130.19
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 900-100.00
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 3,048 0.00 43,353-92.97
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 20,993 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,931 0.00 5,414-45.86
SS Classified 5,386 0.00 18 470-70.84

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 74.28% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (69.84% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.28% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (14.20% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.84% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (9.17% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.38% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (1.71% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 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 $28,849,006;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $20,753,982;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3,234,877;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $2,828,354;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2,378,130;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,292,959.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,757,752;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $1,645,197;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,600,718;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $1,539,738;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,482,668;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $1,461,284.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 283,643 0.06 1,109,675-74.44
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 31,944 0.01 34,306-6.89
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 78,605 0.02 9,771704.47
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 8,028 0.00 9,201-12.75
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15,034 0.00 10,59141.95
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,767 0.00 11,714-76.38
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 194 0.00 702-72.36
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 56,990 0.01 54,4754.62
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,989 0.00 29,046-93.15
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 230,950 0.05 303,130-23.81
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 88,556 0.02 121,702-27.24
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 14,538 0.00 0
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 35,660-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,946 0.00 24,335-71.46
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 259,802 0.06 1,904,999-86.36
29 Organic chemicals 1,771,902 0.40 3,529,654-49.80
30 Pharmaceutical products 227,425 0.05 8,7812,489.97
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 75-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,935,219 0.43 1,683,69914.94
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,445,399 0.55 1,315,33685.91
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 322,386 0.07 223,58044.19
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 307,018 0.07 342,184-10.28
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,125,448 0.25 1,587,921-29.12
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,086,445 0.69 2,504,77923.22
39 Plastics and articles thereof 17,495,550 3.93 15,202,59115.08
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,402,320 2.34 8,024,19029.64
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 273,640 0.06 270,1061.31
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 129,002 0.03 154,390-16.44
45 Cork and articles of cork 877 0.00 205327.80
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 121,607 0.03 139,303-12.70
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 683,926 0.15 1,290,793-47.02
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 122,575 0.03 113,5347.96
50 Silk 0 0.00 1,546-100.00
52 Cotton 10,111 0.00 6,57153.87
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 65,901-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 897,962 0.20 1,109,071-19.03
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,619,313 0.36 2,297,457-29.52
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 513,419 0.12 719,163-28.61
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 98,460 0.02 138,768-29.05
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 253,680 0.06 699,743-63.75
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 221,164 0.05 239,981-7.84
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 418,842 0.09 308,66635.69
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 110,219 0.02 95,66615.21
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,441,714 0.32 730,56797.34
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 96,314 0.02 95,2471.12
65 Headgear and parts thereof 285,702 0.06 246,60215.86
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 136,125 0.03 28,668374.83
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 21,900 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 358,017 0.08 253,10841.45
69 Ceramic products 36,209 0.01 53,346-32.12
70 Glass and glassware 2,356,859 0.53 2,908,109-18.96
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 14,914 0.00 3,603313.93
72 Iron and steel 13,070,860 2.94 12,063,6048.35
73 Articles of iron or steel 15,092,008 3.39 16,692,726-9.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 352,596 0.08 351,8600.21
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,338 0.00 22,748-85.33
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 859,501 0.19 970,647-11.45
79 Zinc and articles thereof 18,990 0.00 67,455-71.85
80 Tin and articles thereof 6,209 0.00 2,981108.29
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 15,175 0.00 39,818-61.89
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 22,888,908 5.14 23,239,700-1.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,378,685 0.53 2,760,162-13.82
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 148,579,102 33.37 127,825,12016.24
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 153,078,650 34.38 124,229,64423.22
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 4,000 0.00 8,244-51.48
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16,049,600 3.60 12,814,72325.24
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,828,354 0.64 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,200,873 2.29 11,683,541-12.69
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 139,608 0.03 1,679,346-91.69
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 182,562 0.04 64,104184.79
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 3,474,163 0.78 4,935,447-29.61
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,781,141 0.85 4,692,638-19.42
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,432,339 0.32 1,469,435-2.52
SS Classified 420,451 0.09 320 97430.99
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia