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Russian trade in goods with Taiwan in Q3 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 third quarter of 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In the 3rd quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Taiwan totaled $1,855,117,206, up 33.15% ($461,815,865) from the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2021 totaled $1,214,177,037, up 37.44% ($330,759,980) from the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2021 totaled $640,940,169, up 25.70% ($131,055,885) from the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2021 was $573,236,868, a 53.46% increase ($199,704,095) over the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Taiwan was Russia’s 22nd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (down from 21st in the 3rd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.8899% of Russia’s total trade (down from 1.0202% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

Taiwan was Russia’s 24th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (down from 19th in the 3rd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.9103% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.1232% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

Taiwan was Russia’s 24th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.8536% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.8804% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

The major share of Russian exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 60.16% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (45.35% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 34.31% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (51.68% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.58% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (1.98% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.09% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (0.18% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $177,919,038;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $150,507,560;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $22,824,721;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $14,014,770.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd 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 $39,994,218;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $4,074,566.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2021
over Q3 2020
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 5,066-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9,692 0.00 12,762-24.06
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 912,760 0.08 651,11540.18
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 84,939 0.01 0
10 Cereals 139,963 0.01 10,9671,176.22
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 39,696 0.00 60,629-34.53
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 48,550 0.00 27,21578.39
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 175,120 0.01 151,21415.81
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 229,373 0.02 301,642-23.96
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 284,865 0.02 271,9994.73
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 17,650 0.00 18,460-4.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 4,625-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 86,253 0.01 31,483173.97
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,200 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,556,870 0.13 414,366275.72
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 24,299 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 416,529,187 34.31 456,523,405-8.76
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,585,461 0.13 678,206133.77
29 Organic chemicals 24,758,687 2.04 10,743,917130.44
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,482 0.00 288,573-97.41
31 Fertilizers 68,041 0.01 4,142,607-98.36
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7,179 0.00 14,673-51.07
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 123,779 0.01 117,6195.24
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 450 0.00 6,642-93.22
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 51,268 0.00 7,975542.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 569,072 0.05 139,834306.96
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,141,732 0.34 1,323,931212.84
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 52,243 0.00 50,3643.73
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10,298 0.00 1705,957.65
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,952,332 0.24 1,391,307112.20
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 395,317 0.03 1,276,390-69.03
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,025,683 0.25 1,440,769110.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,997 0.00 1,53630.01
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 33,670 0.00 3790,900.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 79-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,786 0.00 7,684-11.69
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,471 0.00 1,4412.08
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 112 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 19,114 0.00 10,98074.08
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 272-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 41,769 0.00 3,2211,196.77
70 Glass and glassware 960 0.00 69637.93
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 184,490 0.02 970,903-81.00
72 Iron and steel 503,550,878 41.47 353,043,31842.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 819,278 0.07 1,318,096-37.84
74 Copper and articles thereof 322,698 0.03 0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,150 0.00 6,725-53.16
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 223,975,280 18.45 46,056,242386.31
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,450,264 0.12 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 120 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 279,436 0.02 187,49849.03
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 46,155 0.00 2,3401,872.44
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,280 0.00 539,862.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 22,877,433 1.88 52,71243,300.81
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 2,105,300 0.17 1,394,26851.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 68,085 0.01 26,646155.52
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 335,582 0.03 150,128123.53
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,966 0.00 1,49531.51
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 31,054 0.00 8423,588.12
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 90,097 0.01 55,57362.12
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 35,171 0.00 14,926135.64
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 1,421-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 74.59% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (76.57% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.44% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (8.25% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.43% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (10.85% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.38% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (1.37% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd 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 $36,408,946;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $30,534,905;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $21,813,125;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $13,902,349;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $6,210,178;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $6,071,759;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,756,097;
  • 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) - an increase of $2,367,561;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,141,116;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,988,858.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in the 3rd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2021
over Q3 2020
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 213,105 0.03 477,358-55.36
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 100,054 0.02 70,06942.79
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,908 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 17,176 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 17,708 0.00 5,589216.84
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 30,082 0.00 15219,690.79
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8,936 0.00 5991,391.82
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 100,325 0.02 6,2291,510.61
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,894 0.00 691174.10
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 9,656 0.00 72,419-86.67
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,925 0.00 486296.09
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 210,107 0.03 142,00847.95
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 204,660 0.03 119,74270.92
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 275,454-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 144,713 0.02 78018,452.95
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 462,395 0.07 302,43052.89
29 Organic chemicals 3,429,669 0.54 4,255,886-19.41
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,205,668 0.50 449,571613.05
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,911,567 0.30 2,880,584-33.64
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,288,660 0.20 1,365,796-5.65
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 595,718 0.09 442,92734.50
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 231,191 0.04 183,63025.90
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,024,156 0.16 468,942118.40
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,621,464 0.41 2,658,883-1.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 41,184,948 6.43 19,371,823112.60
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,948,198 1.71 9,676,59613.14
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 290,944 0.05 166,34774.90
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 286,742 0.04 71,137303.08
45 Cork and articles of cork 175 0.00 449-61.02
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 33,927 0.01 272,263-87.54
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 968,839 0.15 377,975156.32
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 190,457 0.03 49,075288.09
52 Cotton 28,538 0.00 8,102252.23
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 15,055 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 1,024,236 0.16 885,57015.66
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,199,436 0.34 1,416,23255.30
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 606,573 0.09 692,723-12.44
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 1,153-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 160,843 0.03 142,31613.02
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 299,696 0.05 345,804-13.33
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 354,537 0.06 348,4681.74
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 559,279 0.09 208,362168.42
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 99,553 0.02 63,38557.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,701,083 0.27 785,263116.63
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 192,124 0.03 38,166403.39
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,588,210 0.25 1,996,448-20.45
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 6,315 0.00 36,541-82.72
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 19,960 0.00 17117,311.76
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 635,010 0.10 704,064-9.81
69 Ceramic products 80,391 0.01 195,944-58.97
70 Glass and glassware 2,608,048 0.41 1,563,13766.85
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 68,928 0.01 34,013102.65
72 Iron and steel 12,906,119 2.01 10,917,26118.22
73 Articles of iron or steel 19,766,428 3.08 17,625,31212.15
74 Copper and articles thereof 539,239 0.08 381,34941.40
75 Nickel and articles thereof 7,133 0.00 4,95743.90
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,701,630 0.27 1,188,41343.19
79 Zinc and articles thereof 22,096 0.00 8,606156.75
80 Tin and articles thereof 11,837 0.00 2913,967.70
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 255,267 0.04 10,1172,423.15
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 28,550,610 4.45 22,478,85127.01
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,115,172 0.49 2,718,60614.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 220,913,839 34.47 190,378,93416.04
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 208,950,612 32.60 172,541,66621.10
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 4,924 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 18,379,056 2.87 12,168,87851.03
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 14,856,835 2.32 954,4861,456.53
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14,993,244 2.34 14,378,6384.27
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 165,473 0.03 42,890285.81
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 167,008 0.03 152,1539.76
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 5,002,496 0.78 2,634,93589.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,378,246 0.84 5,764,678-6.70
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,833,693 0.29 1,170,34856.68
SS Classified 1,434,430 0.22 731 31796.14
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia