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Russian trade in goods with Taiwan in Q2 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 second quarter of 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In the 2nd quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Taiwan totaled $1,588,647,290, up 37.76% ($435,475,358) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2021 totaled $1,013,123,290, up 33.53% ($254,394,779) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2021 totaled $575,524,000, up 45.91% ($181,080,579) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2021 was $437,599,290, a 20.13% increase ($73,314,200) over the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Taiwan was Russia’s 22nd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.8395% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.9452% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Taiwan was Russia’s 25th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (down from 19th in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.8808% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.0852% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Taiwan was Russia’s 27th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (up from 28th in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.7754% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.7573% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 61.64% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (51.96% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 31.46% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (42.85% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.15% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (3.44% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $192,888,576;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $37,860,845;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $22,189,200.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd 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) - a decrease of $6,372,094.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2021
over Q2 2020
01 Live animals 93 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 13,610-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11,264 0.00 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,081,875 0.11 397,166172.40
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 8,126-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 46,100-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 9,273-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 271,327 0.03 72,469274.40
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 251,094-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 14,156 0.00 106,008-86.65
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 38 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 174,642 0.02 337,410-48.24
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 199,281 0.02 427,881-53.43
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 28,226 0.00 9,504196.99
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 14,270 0.00 25,109-43.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 40,160 0.00 28,42141.30
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,686,219 0.17 2,489,336-32.26
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 31,394 0.00 25,29724.10
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 318,715,149 31.46 325,087,243-1.96
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,285,356 0.13 373,306244.32
29 Organic chemicals 45,912,151 4.53 23,722,95193.53
30 Pharmaceutical products 615 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 1,591,101 0.16 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 28,629 0.00 25,66111.57
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 100,758 0.01 74,75234.79
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 30,826 0.00 3,425800.03
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 825 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 109,886 0.01 24,760343.80
39 Plastics and articles thereof 304,824 0.03 137,245122.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,827,177 0.28 1,732,97963.14
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 156,606 0.02 125,28225.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 73-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,694,912 0.46 1,855,840152.98
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 614,563 0.06 1,193,140-48.49
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,988,087 0.29 2,563,89716.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 560 0.00 810-30.86
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,130 0.00 385,505.26
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 392 0.00 23864.71
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 287 0.00 2,775-89.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 794-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 74-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,620 0.00 16,702-60.36
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 23,649 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 126 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 409,531 0.04 927,096-55.83
72 Iron and steel 572,111,145 56.47 379,222,56950.86
73 Articles of iron or steel 95,678 0.01 1,210,187-92.09
74 Copper and articles thereof 150,539 0.01 268,826-44.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 741,424 0.07 9,9007,389.13
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 51,092,431 5.04 13,231,586286.14
78 Lead and articles thereof 8,060 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 11,386 0.00 2,688323.59
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 265,075 0.03 287,457-7.79
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,982 0.00 310861.94
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,308,282 0.23 152,0971,417.64
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 2,654,320 0.26 2,100,13226.39
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,467 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 77,243 0.01 100,313-23.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,604 0.00 1,56166.82
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 0 0.00 2,970-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 223,639 0.02 18,4001,115.43
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,744 0.00 3,63085.79
SS Classified 10,566 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 71.63% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (73.12% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.31% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (11.32% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.72% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (10.81% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.15% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (1.47% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 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 $59,455,982;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $53,092,863;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $21,717,756;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $10,034,871;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $9,585,889;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $8,006,520;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $4,018,577;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,272,489;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $2,279,269;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $2,204,596;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,941,225;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $1,804,738.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1,874,388.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 2nd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2021
over Q2 2020
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 792,263 0.14 717,20810.46
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 162,242 0.03 103,06957.41
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,574 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 29,750 0.01 12,817132.11
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 24,271 0.00 15,59255.66
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 1,970-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,410 0.00 7,67122.67
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 189,909 0.03 31,022512.18
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 31,218 0.01 3858,008.57
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 97,834 0.02 50,90992.17
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,577 0.00 92,542-93.97
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 260,696 0.05 215,64020.89
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 238,085 0.04 155,48953.12
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 395 0.00 0
26 Ores, slag and ash 327,875 0.06 195,72467.52
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 856 0.00 37,847-97.74
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 564,458 0.10 502,95612.23
29 Organic chemicals 4,916,591 0.85 2,711,99581.29
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,135,479 0.37 194,254999.32
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 342,934-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,250,994 0.39 1,956,46615.05
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,450,667 0.25 746,69194.28
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 694,712 0.12 443,37456.69
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 373,683 0.06 201,49185.46
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,026,587 0.18 1,268,339-19.06
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,051,446 0.53 4,925,834-38.05
39 Plastics and articles thereof 41,826,011 7.27 20,108,255108.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,164,526 1.59 9,218,181-0.58
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 391,351 0.07 175,617122.84
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 44,052 0.01 53,997-18.42
45 Cork and articles of cork 826 0.00 265211.70
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 33,791 0.01 85,957-60.69
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 684,523 0.12 399,51771.34
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 52,721 0.01 75,884-30.52
52 Cotton 1,933 0.00 562243.95
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 29,955 0.01 4,372585.16
54 Man-made filaments 542,310 0.09 648,161-16.33
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,277,996 0.22 901,13441.82
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 686,473 0.12 1,063,055-35.42
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 13 0.00 725-98.21
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 240,396 0.04 105,651127.54
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 434,689 0.08 454,347-4.33
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 477,211 0.08 198,546140.35
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 566,034 0.10 600,946-5.81
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 120,676 0.02 50,832137.40
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,503,478 0.26 948,37658.53
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 103,781 0.02 128,267-19.09
65 Headgear and parts thereof 567,210 0.10 661,499-14.25
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 56,973 0.01 30,75585.25
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 389 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 637,331 0.11 383,72266.09
69 Ceramic products 196,846 0.03 18,471965.70
70 Glass and glassware 2,033,914 0.35 1,732,25517.41
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 140,737 0.02 13,453946.14
72 Iron and steel 14,840,730 2.58 10,822,15337.13
73 Articles of iron or steel 23,383,200 4.06 13,797,31169.48
74 Copper and articles thereof 685,711 0.12 345,10598.70
75 Nickel and articles thereof 6,007 0.00 1,304360.66
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 988,673 0.17 728,94735.63
78 Lead and articles thereof 438 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8,411 0.00 5,50752.73
80 Tin and articles thereof 6,964 0.00 5,00639.11
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 148,118 0.03 94915,507.80
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 27,150,153 4.72 17,115,28258.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,646,912 0.63 1,842,17497.97
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 184,887,287 32.13 131,794,42440.28
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 191,071,408 33.20 131,615,42645.17
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 15,727-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 20,485,747 3.56 12,479,22764.16
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 5,136-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15,789,430 2.74 12,516,94126.14
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 133,556 0.02 166,272-19.68
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 266,277 0.05 92,788186.97
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 3,985,287 0.69 2,786,69143.01
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,537,122 0.96 3,257,85369.96
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,349,439 0.23 1,514,318-10.89
SS Classified 698,412 0.12 539 85929.37
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia