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Russian trade in goods with Taiwan in Q2 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 second quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In the 2nd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Taiwan was $1,153,171,932, down 11.63% ($151,785,908) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2020 were $758,728,511, down 6.88% ($56,098,867) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2020 were $394,443,421, down 19.52% ($95,687,041) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2020 was $364,285,090, a 12.19% increase ($39,588,174) over the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Taiwan was Russia’s 22nd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 27th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.9452% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.8151% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Taiwan was Russia’s 19th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 27th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 1.0852% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.8086% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Taiwan was Russia’s 28th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (down from 27th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.7573% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.8262% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 51.96% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (51.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 42.85% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (42.86% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.44% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (3.99% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $6,298,192.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $28,958,884;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $24,156,402;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $3,467,068;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $2,576,799;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $2,522,874.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
02 Meat and edible meat offal 13,610 0.00 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 4,357-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 397,166 0.05 2,920,040-86.40
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,126 0.00 1,506439.58
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 46,100 0.01 8275,474.37
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 9,273 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 72,469 0.01 81,476-11.05
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 251,094 0.03 6,6753,661.71
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 9,335-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 106,008 0.01 152,478-30.48
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 337,410 0.04 67,873397.12
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 427,881 0.06 125,128241.95
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9,504 0.00 27,910-65.95
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 25,109 0.00 25,491-1.50
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 28,421 0.00 32,808-13.37
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,489,336 0.33 3,066,800-18.83
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 25,297 0.00 9,482166.79
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 325,087,243 42.85 349,243,645-6.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 373,306 0.05 720,918-48.22
29 Organic chemicals 23,722,951 3.13 27,190,019-12.75
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 25,661 0.00 37,599-31.75
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 74,752 0.01 15,829372.25
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 3,425 0.00 993,359.60
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 43-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 24,760 0.00 43,850-43.53
39 Plastics and articles thereof 137,245 0.02 172,043-20.23
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,732,979 0.23 4,309,778-59.79
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 125,282 0.02 42,612194.01
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 73 0.00 410-82.20
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,855,840 0.24 1,577,75517.63
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,193,140 0.16 376,993216.49
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,563,897 0.34 2,407,2386.51
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 810 0.00 2,995-72.95
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 38 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 238 0.00 507-53.06
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,775 0.00 4,466-37.86
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 794 0.00 280183.57
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 74 0.00 894-91.72
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 16,702 0.00 12,43834.28
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 26,810-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 46,997-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 927,096 0.12 1,848,175-49.84
72 Iron and steel 379,222,569 49.98 408,181,453-7.09
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,210,187 0.16 1,783,827-32.16
74 Copper and articles thereof 268,826 0.04 746,841-64.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 9,900 0.00 6,34256.10
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 13,231,586 1.74 6,933,39490.84
80 Tin and articles thereof 2,688 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 287,457 0.04 387,195-25.76
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 310 0.00 8,554-96.38
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 4,306-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 152,097 0.02 398,462-61.83
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 2,100,132 0.28 1,490,26940.92
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 100,313 0.01 251,962-60.19
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,561 0.00 2,370-34.14
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 2,970 0.00 5,089-41.64
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 18,400 0.00 7,004162.71
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,630 0.00 5,731-36.66

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 73.12% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (70.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.32% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (13.46% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.81% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (10.70% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.47% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (1.57% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,920,754.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd 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) - a decrease of $27,503,130;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $26,677,383;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $7,998,200;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $6,494,379;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $5,680,089;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $4,101,611;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,995,777;
  • 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 $2,476,420;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2,127,705;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $1,606,799;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,402,712.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 717,208 0.18 214,081235.02
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 103,069 0.03 117,026-11.93
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 12,817 0.00 12,3723.60
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 15,592 0.00 1,3631,043.95
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,970 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7,671 0.00 12,758-39.87
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 31,022 0.01 9,419229.36
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 385 0.00 1,163-66.90
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 50,909 0.01 75,529-32.60
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 92,542 0.02 54,22970.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 215,640 0.05 304,781-29.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 155,489 0.04 106,40946.12
26 Ores, slag and ash 195,724 0.05 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 37,847 0.01 12,854194.44
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 502,956 0.13 1,226,837-59.00
29 Organic chemicals 2,711,995 0.69 3,731,038-27.31
30 Pharmaceutical products 194,254 0.05 3,190,031-93.91
31 Fertilizers 342,934 0.09 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,956,466 0.50 2,002,665-2.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 746,691 0.19 1,394,965-46.47
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 443,374 0.11 452,589-2.04
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 201,491 0.05 494,854-59.28
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,268,339 0.32 1,387,984-8.62
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,925,834 1.25 3,005,08063.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 20,108,255 5.10 22,235,960-9.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,218,181 2.34 13,319,792-30.79
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 175,617 0.04 236,383-25.71
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 53,997 0.01 183,125-70.51
45 Cork and articles of cork 265 0.00 2419.96
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 85,957 0.02 56,49752.14
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 399,517 0.10 1,802,229-77.83
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 75,884 0.02 96,763-21.58
52 Cotton 562 0.00 23,347-97.59
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 4,372 0.00 42,894-89.81
54 Man-made filaments 648,161 0.16 1,310,739-50.55
55 Man-made staple fibers 901,134 0.23 1,828,640-50.72
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,063,055 0.27 716,30848.41
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 725 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 105,651 0.03 137,885-23.38
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 454,347 0.12 380,60619.37
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 198,546 0.05 196,4441.07
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 600,946 0.15 927,393-35.20
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 50,832 0.01 113,856-55.35
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 948,376 0.24 1,020,622-7.08
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 128,267 0.03 268,203-52.18
65 Headgear and parts thereof 661,499 0.17 738,481-10.42
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 30,755 0.01 6,600365.98
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 383,722 0.10 512,793-25.17
69 Ceramic products 18,471 0.00 36,142-48.89
70 Glass and glassware 1,732,255 0.44 2,570,127-32.60
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 13,453 0.00 1,751668.30
72 Iron and steel 10,822,153 2.74 16,502,242-34.42
73 Articles of iron or steel 13,797,311 3.50 20,291,690-32.01
74 Copper and articles thereof 345,105 0.09 520,078-33.64
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,304 0.00 4,775-72.69
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 728,947 0.18 998,029-26.96
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 18-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5,507 0.00 4,55420.93
80 Tin and articles thereof 5,006 0.00 1,198317.86
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 949 0.00 88,726-98.93
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 17,115,282 4.34 25,113,482-31.85
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,842,174 0.47 2,435,618-24.37
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 131,794,424 33.41 158,471,807-16.83
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 131,615,426 33.37 159,118,556-17.28
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 15,727 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,479,227 3.16 13,503,353-7.58
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,136 0.00 2,506104.95
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,516,941 3.17 13,287,713-5.80
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 166,272 0.04 1,773,071-90.62
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 92,788 0.02 250,612-62.98
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 2,786,691 0.71 5,263,111-47.05
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,257,853 0.83 3,752,389-13.18
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,514,318 0.38 1,316,72415.01
SS Classified 539,859 0.14 858 362-37.11
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia