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Russian trade in goods with Taiwan in Q1 2021

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 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In the 1st quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Taiwan totaled $1,331,877,773, up 18.58% ($208,672,840) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2021 totaled $860,627,826, up 26.95% ($182,701,655) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2021 totaled $471,249,947, up 5.83% ($25,971,185) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2021 was $389,377,879, a 67.37% increase ($156,730,470) over the 1st quarter of 2020.

Taiwan was Russia’s 22nd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2021 (up from 26th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.8617% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.7902% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Taiwan was Russia’s 24th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2021 (up from 29th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.9329% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.7619% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Taiwan was Russia’s 26th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2021 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.7564% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.8377% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2021 (and in the 1st quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 56.57% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (57.09% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 39.17% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (35.89% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.69% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (4.83% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.39% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (1.07% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 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 $93,797,928;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $72,099,889;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $25,825,062.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $10,587,293;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $2,611,604.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
02 Meat and edible meat offal 20,954 0.00 11,04589.71
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 14,008 0.00 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 452,028 0.05 3,063,632-85.25
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 28,373-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 43,850 0.01 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 9,778 0.00 0
10 Cereals 39,220 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 185,619 0.02 92,089101.56
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 70,721 0.01 365,274-80.64
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 18,730-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 274,733 0.03 196,34039.93
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 241 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 118,893 0.01 707,361-83.19
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 117,149 0.01 1,462,869-91.99
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 1,200-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 104,188 0.01 19,709428.63
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 57,976 0.01 18,855207.48
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,868,555 0.22 1,237,51550.99
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,766 0.00 9,710-81.81
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 337,118,694 39.17 243,320,76638.55
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 788,320 0.09 215,403265.97
29 Organic chemicals 19,781,676 2.30 30,368,969-34.86
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,500 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 11,161 0.00 12,856-13.18
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 35,433 0.00 34,1163.86
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 251 0.00 3,616-93.06
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 23,652 0.00 46,125-48.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 226,498 0.03 173,40330.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,312,604 0.27 1,855,54624.63
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 7,167 0.00 128,774-94.43
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 506 0.00 3,570-85.83
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,478,464 0.29 993,367149.50
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 465,964 0.05 934,394-50.13
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,909,914 0.22 2,130,656-10.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,209 0.00 77156.81
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 787 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 103 0.00 602-82.89
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9,476 0.00 4,326119.05
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,105 0.00 7,921-86.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 583 0.00 1,278-54.38
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 17,725 0.00 23,105-23.29
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,720 0.00 14,545-88.17
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 14,214-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 470,397 0.05 323,14745.57
72 Iron and steel 443,819,338 51.57 371,719,44919.40
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,641,464 0.31 649,015307.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 97,389-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 16,141 0.00 6,375153.19
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 40,118,552 4.66 14,293,490180.68
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 248,090 0.03 266,878-7.04
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 12,722 0.00 4,001217.97
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 12,898-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,946,469 0.23 910,891113.69
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 2,319,548 0.27 1,731,32533.98
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 273,000 0.03 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,870 0.00 2712,066.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 117,004 0.01 357,659-67.29
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 9,679 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,923 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 272 0.00 3,048-91.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 13,108 0.00 20,993-37.56
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,218 0.00 2,93143.91
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,084 0.00 0
SS Classified 30,756 0.00 5 386471.04

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2021 (and in the 1st quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 75.27% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (74.28% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.62% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (12.28% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.12% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (8.84% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.15% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (1.38% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $19,879,494;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4,234,690;
  • 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 $2,789,915;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,233,109;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,848,285;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,526,824.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $2,792,275;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,772,346;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1,646,072.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 607,293 0.13 283,643114.10
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 54,834 0.01 31,94471.66
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,343 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 15,408 0.00 78,605-80.40
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 69,775 0.01 8,028769.15
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 15,034-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 46,602 0.01 2,7671,584.21
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 15,232 0.00 1947,751.55
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 58,918 0.01 56,9903.38
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,293 0.00 1,989115.84
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 165,850 0.04 230,950-28.19
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 19,137 0.00 88,556-78.39
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 14,538-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 31,874 0.01 6,946358.88
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 652,277 0.14 259,802151.07
29 Organic chemicals 3,298,726 0.70 1,771,90286.17
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,584,709 0.34 227,425596.81
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,990,927 0.42 1,935,2192.88
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 799,327 0.17 2,445,399-67.31
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 312,128 0.07 322,386-3.18
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 235,424 0.05 307,018-23.32
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 387 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 604,240 0.13 1,125,448-46.31
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,137,824 0.67 3,086,4451.66
39 Plastics and articles thereof 21,730,240 4.61 17,495,55024.20
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,629,974 1.83 10,402,320-17.04
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 364,793 0.08 273,64033.31
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 210,988 0.04 129,00263.55
45 Cork and articles of cork 174 0.00 877-80.16
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 41,269 0.01 121,607-66.06
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 359,635 0.08 683,926-47.42
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 70,284 0.01 122,575-42.66
52 Cotton 24,523 0.01 10,111142.54
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 6,373 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 606,112 0.13 897,962-32.50
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,271,723 0.27 1,619,313-21.47
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 529,169 0.11 513,4193.07
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 159,806 0.03 98,46062.31
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 303,071 0.06 253,68019.47
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 358,164 0.08 221,16461.94
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 412,424 0.09 418,842-1.53
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 71,780 0.02 110,219-34.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,057,165 0.22 1,441,714-26.67
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 74,276 0.02 96,314-22.88
65 Headgear and parts thereof 530,782 0.11 285,70285.78
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 30,227 0.01 136,125-77.79
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 21,900-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 608,597 0.13 358,01769.99
69 Ceramic products 62,357 0.01 36,20972.21
70 Glass and glassware 1,738,132 0.37 2,356,859-26.25
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 80,655 0.02 14,914440.80
72 Iron and steel 12,132,823 2.57 13,070,860-7.18
73 Articles of iron or steel 15,571,187 3.30 15,092,0083.18
74 Copper and articles thereof 497,012 0.11 352,59640.96
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,091 0.00 3,338-37.36
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 755,941 0.16 859,501-12.05
78 Lead and articles thereof 624 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 51,359 0.01 18,990170.45
80 Tin and articles thereof 3,529 0.00 6,209-43.16
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 11,683 0.00 15,175-23.01
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 23,118,826 4.91 22,888,9081.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,628,433 0.56 2,378,68510.50
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 168,458,596 35.75 148,579,10213.38
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 155,868,565 33.08 153,078,6501.82
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 4,000-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 18,282,709 3.88 16,049,60013.91
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 36,079 0.01 2,828,354-98.72
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,049,158 2.56 10,200,87318.12
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 181,491 0.04 139,60830.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 159,737 0.03 182,562-12.50
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 2,957,328 0.63 3,474,163-14.88
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,037,472 0.86 3,781,1416.78
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 820,734 0.17 1,432,339-42.70
SS Classified 583,349 0.12 420 45138.74
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia