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Russian trade in goods with Taiwan in Q3 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 third quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In the 3rd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Taiwan totaled $1,393,301,341, up 5.64% ($74,433,183) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2020 totaled $883,417,057, up 15.17% ($116,376,488) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2020 were $509,884,284, down 7.60% ($41,943,305) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2020 was $373,532,773, a 73.56% increase ($158,319,793) over the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Taiwan was Russia’s 21st largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (up from 25th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 1.0202% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.7951% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Taiwan was Russia’s 19th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (up from 31st in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 1.1232% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.7424% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Taiwan was Russia’s 24th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.8804% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.8822% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 51.68% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (41.49% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 45.35% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (51.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.98% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (4.92% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd 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) - an increase of $138,262,504;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $34,218,610;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $4,142,607.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $28,877,524;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $22,560,593.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,066 0.00 5,158-1.78
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12,762 0.00 1,669664.65
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 651,115 0.07 2,660,072-75.52
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 18,645-100.00
10 Cereals 10,967 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 60,629 0.01 52,64615.16
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 27,215 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 151,214 0.02 163,640-7.59
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 5,680-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 301,642 0.03 308,497-2.22
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 271,999 0.03 263,1313.37
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 18,460 0.00 5,472237.35
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,625 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 31,483 0.00 18,01274.79
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 414,366 0.05 2,315,343-82.10
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 456,523,405 51.68 318,260,90143.44
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 678,206 0.08 833,402-18.62
29 Organic chemicals 10,743,917 1.22 33,304,510-67.74
30 Pharmaceutical products 288,573 0.03 0
31 Fertilizers 4,142,607 0.47 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 14,673 0.00 17,955-18.28
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 117,619 0.01 50,701131.99
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 6,642 0.00 24,917-73.34
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,975 0.00 29,124-72.62
39 Plastics and articles thereof 139,834 0.02 87,71259.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,323,931 0.15 3,364,244-60.65
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 50,364 0.01 93,720-46.26
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 170 0.00 22,910-99.26
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,391,307 0.16 1,114,66524.82
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,276,390 0.14 833,42453.15
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,440,769 0.16 2,661,414-45.86
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,536 0.00 2,227-31.03
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 37 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 79 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 765-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,684 0.00 831824.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,441 0.00 1,930-25.34
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 1,659-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10,980 0.00 26,673-58.83
65 Headgear and parts thereof 272 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,221 0.00 20,360-84.18
70 Glass and glassware 696 0.00 45,866-98.48
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 970,903 0.11 2,169,831-55.25
72 Iron and steel 353,043,318 39.96 381,920,842-7.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,318,096 0.15 1,205,1029.38
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 202,644-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 6,725 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 46,056,242 5.21 11,837,632289.07
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 285-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 187,498 0.02 794,758-76.41
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,340 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 53 0.00 19,628-99.73
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 52,712 0.01 133,262-60.44
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 1,394,268 0.16 1,724,418-19.15
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 26,646 0.00 51,926-48.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 150,128 0.02 339,698-55.81
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,495 0.00 0
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 842 0.00 870-3.22
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 55,573 0.01 9,023515.90
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 14,926 0.00 8,45776.49
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,421 0.00 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 4 318-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 76.57% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (72.78% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.85% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (11.63% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.25% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (9.44% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.37% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (1.80% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd 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 $6,736,076.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $20,767,578;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $4,564,467;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $4,259,987;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $3,648,098;
  • 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 $3,003,441;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $2,851,229;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $2,647,076;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $1,936,486;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,786,572.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 477,358 0.09 615,334-22.42
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 70,069 0.01 120,868-42.03
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,589 0.00 32,730-82.92
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 152 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 599 0.00 11,309-94.70
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6,229 0.00 15,458-59.70
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 691 0.00 1,038-33.43
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 72,419 0.01 47,47452.54
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 486 0.00 14,344-96.61
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 142,008 0.03 221,342-35.84
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 119,742 0.02 220,610-45.72
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 275,454 0.05 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 780 0.00 9,389-91.69
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 302,430 0.06 795,525-61.98
29 Organic chemicals 4,255,886 0.83 3,529,78020.57
30 Pharmaceutical products 449,571 0.09 1,926,517-76.66
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 610,954-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,880,584 0.56 1,759,30863.73
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,365,796 0.27 2,024,065-32.52
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 442,927 0.09 486,883-9.03
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 183,630 0.04 344,022-46.62
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 468,942 0.09 1,355,100-65.39
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,658,883 0.52 3,002,133-11.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 19,371,823 3.80 23,936,290-19.07
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,676,596 1.90 12,323,672-21.48
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 166,347 0.03 207,092-19.67
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 71,137 0.01 220,013-67.67
45 Cork and articles of cork 449 0.00 1,249-64.05
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 272,263 0.05 74,917263.42
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 377,975 0.07 2,164,547-82.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 49,075 0.01 144,598-66.06
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 7,488-100.00
52 Cotton 8,102 0.00 7,08314.39
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 28,289-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 885,570 0.17 423,699109.01
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,416,232 0.28 2,731,011-48.14
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 692,723 0.14 584,44018.53
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,153 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 142,316 0.03 144,790-1.71
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 345,804 0.07 342,1071.08
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 348,468 0.07 335,0154.02
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 208,362 0.04 350,051-40.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 63,385 0.01 141,089-55.07
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 785,263 0.15 1,759,442-55.37
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 38,166 0.01 406,016-90.60
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,996,448 0.39 2,404,644-16.98
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 36,541 0.01 272,526-86.59
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 17 0.00 363-95.32
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 704,064 0.14 413,43970.29
69 Ceramic products 195,944 0.04 88,790120.68
70 Glass and glassware 1,563,137 0.31 3,499,623-55.33
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 34,013 0.01 138,265-75.40
72 Iron and steel 10,917,261 2.14 15,177,248-28.07
73 Articles of iron or steel 17,625,312 3.46 17,535,3330.51
74 Copper and articles thereof 381,349 0.07 505,267-24.53
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4,957 0.00 26,689-81.43
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,188,413 0.23 1,833,346-35.18
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8,606 0.00 5,58953.98
80 Tin and articles thereof 291 0.00 6,998-95.84
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 10,117 0.00 62,518-83.82
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 22,478,851 4.41 26,126,949-13.96
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,718,606 0.53 2,876,440-5.49
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 190,378,934 37.34 211,146,512-9.84
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 172,541,666 33.84 165,805,5904.06
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,168,878 2.39 11,654,0714.42
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 954,486 0.19 74,3331,184.07
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14,378,638 2.82 12,942,26111.10
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 42,890 0.01 2,894,119-98.52
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 152,153 0.03 278,034-45.28
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 2,634,935 0.52 5,638,376-53.27
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,764,678 1.13 4,928,41616.97
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,170,348 0.23 1,433,744-18.37
SS Classified 731,317 0.14 581 02525.87
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia