Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with Taiwan in 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 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Taiwan

In 2021, Russia’s trade with Taiwan totaled $5,910,219,504, up 17.44% ($877,866,383) from 2020.

Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2021 totaled $3,517,859,726, up 13.39% ($415,406,489) from 2020.

Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2021 totaled $2,392,359,778, up 23.96% ($462,459,894) from 2020.

Russia’s trade surplus with Taiwan in 2021 was $1,125,499,948, a 4.01% decrease ($47,053,405) over 2020.

Taiwan was Russia’s 26th largest trading partner in 2021 (down from 22nd in 2020), accounting for 0.7529% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.8863% in 2020).

Taiwan was Russia’s 30th largest export market in 2021 (down from 21st in 2020), accounting for 0.7156% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.9223% in 2020).

Taiwan was Russia’s 25th largest supplier in 2021 (just as in 2020), accounting for 0.8153% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.8339% in 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Taiwan

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 53.74% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (54.19% in 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 40.23% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (41.08% in 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.38% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (3.17% in 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.36% of Russia’s total exports to Taiwan (0.36% in 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2021 over 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 $140,400,319;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $108,114,340;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $96,312,923;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $33,809,975;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $12,780,770.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Taiwan in 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2021
over 2020
01 Live animals 93 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 20,954 0.00 32,106-34.73
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 34,964 0.00 12,762173.97
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,464,443 0.10 4,625,582-25.10
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 84,939 0.00 61,86537.30
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 43,850 0.00 46,100-4.88
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 9,778 0.00 9,2735.45
10 Cereals 179,183 0.01 111,14861.21
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 939,144 0.03 693,53235.41
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 688,783 0.02 704,398-2.22
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 33,494-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 673,413 0.02 544,27423.73
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 106,234-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 279 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 774,333 0.02 1,593,924-51.42
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 764,282 0.02 2,352,267-67.51
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 45,876 0.00 29,16457.30
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 139,710 0.00 99,44340.49
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 272,076 0.01 127,674113.10
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,200 0.00 1,584-24.24
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 8,239,383 0.23 4,909,22967.83
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 63,459 0.00 35,00781.28
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,414,741,539 40.22 1,274,341,22011.02
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,777,980 0.16 1,628,178254.87
29 Organic chemicals 96,305,566 2.74 83,524,79615.30
30 Pharmaceutical products 15,873 0.00 288,787-94.50
31 Fertilizers 1,709,604 0.05 4,168,952-58.99
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 74,778 0.00 62,36419.91
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 390,806 0.01 464,520-15.87
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 33,182 0.00 21,91651.41
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 825 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 420,397 0.01 98,384327.30
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,400,904 0.04 626,380123.65
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,696,789 0.36 7,538,68968.42
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 216,016 0.01 473,750-54.40
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 11,515 0.00 3,907194.73
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 14,019,938 0.40 5,282,286165.41
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,867,437 0.05 4,153,235-55.04
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10,352,246 0.29 7,901,87731.01
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,573 0.00 5,02330.86
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 36,641 0.00 7,327400.08
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 538 0.00 1,206-55.39
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 30,158 0.00 20,93544.06
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8,170 0.00 12,366-33.93
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 695 0.00 1,983-64.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 53,437 0.00 79,843-33.07
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2 0.00 272-99.26
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 80,137 0.00 33,195141.41
70 Glass and glassware 39,163 0.00 14,910162.66
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,439,010 0.04 3,003,577-52.09
72 Iron and steel 1,668,838,601 47.44 1,560,724,2616.93
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,589,008 0.16 3,230,10473.03
74 Copper and articles thereof 473,237 0.01 584,285-19.01
75 Nickel and articles thereof 760,715 0.02 26,3002,792.45
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 211,523,202 6.01 115,210,27983.60
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,458,324 0.04 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 120 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 11,386 0.00 2,688323.59
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,137,254 0.03 1,497,021-24.03
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 71,897 0.00 27,851158.15
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7,569 0.00 12,951-41.56
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 36,876,259 1.05 3,066,2841,102.64
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 9,703,497 0.28 7,171,76735.30
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 540,000 0.02 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 83,370 0.00 26,917209.73
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 664,035 0.02 814,372-18.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 34,487 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 14,524 0.00 7,50893.45
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 31,556 0.00 8,984251.25
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 372,036 0.01 121,454206.32
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 112,265 0.00 24,466358.86
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,084 0.00 1,421187.40
SS Classified 0 0.00 5 386-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Taiwan

The major share of Russian imports from Taiwan in 2021 (and in 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 (75.55% in 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.96% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (11.23% in 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.31% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (8.91% in 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.29% of Russia’s total imports from Taiwan (1.32% in 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2021 over 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 $155,292,953;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $133,024,325;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $64,013,088;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $20,175,488;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $17,016,673;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $16,506,184;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $11,143,956;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $8,739,050.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Taiwan in 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2021
over 2020
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,757,211 0.07 1,537,10114.32
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 369,242 0.02 244,16551.23
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,825 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 175,813 0.01 147,21319.43
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 126,263 0.01 30,271317.11
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 41,281 0.00 27,00252.88
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 357,442 0.01 121,713193.68
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 49,584 0.00 1,6232,955.08
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 311,175 0.01 263,82117.95
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 22,014 0.00 98,632-77.68
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 831,167 0.03 852,247-2.47
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 636,865 0.03 579,5499.89
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 698,482-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 395 0.00 14,538-97.28
26 Ores, slag and ash 327,875 0.01 505,301-35.11
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 196,900 0.01 50,822287.43
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,253,213 0.09 1,402,52860.65
29 Organic chemicals 15,936,791 0.67 11,799,76835.06
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,998,195 0.42 1,259,145694.05
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 342,934-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9,034,836 0.38 9,712,857-6.98
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,809,344 0.20 6,516,035-26.19
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 2,295,300 0.10 1,740,19231.90
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,020,857 0.04 920,43710.91
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,468,600 0.14 3,889,462-10.82
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12,576,510 0.53 14,428,939-12.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 145,823,692 6.10 81,810,60478.25
40 Rubber and articles thereof 38,749,528 1.62 38,076,0341.77
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,623,040 0.07 849,16291.13
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 67-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 792,572 0.03 368,757114.93
45 Cork and articles of cork 2,500 0.00 2,581-3.14
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 108,987 0.00 545,900-80.04
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,674,825 0.11 1,768,86251.22
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 451,711 0.02 319,93541.19
52 Cotton 82,081 0.00 91,897-10.68
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 51,822 0.00 18,943173.57
54 Man-made filaments 4,395,807 0.18 3,770,31616.59
55 Man-made staple fibers 6,762,275 0.28 5,873,49215.13
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,375,112 0.10 2,740,920-13.35
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 13 0.00 1,878-99.31
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 755,738 0.03 460,10264.25
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,805,285 0.08 1,252,17244.17
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,652,537 0.07 1,068,65554.64
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,214,955 0.09 1,648,61434.35
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 426,800 0.02 330,73629.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,783,059 0.24 4,287,01334.90
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 411,189 0.02 366,56812.17
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,912,691 0.16 3,299,92218.57
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 97,047 0.00 233,051-58.36
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 20,447 0.00 21,918-6.71
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,412,742 0.10 1,836,88731.35
69 Ceramic products 381,020 0.02 369,1943.20
70 Glass and glassware 9,618,983 0.40 7,740,27824.27
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 398,554 0.02 120,325231.23
72 Iron and steel 50,381,645 2.11 48,428,9524.03
73 Articles of iron or steel 81,534,566 3.41 64,517,89326.38
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,632,466 0.11 1,521,28073.04
75 Nickel and articles thereof 31,227 0.00 10,611194.29
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,556,872 0.19 3,843,62718.56
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,588 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 137,388 0.01 52,321162.59
80 Tin and articles thereof 24,203 0.00 13,19283.47
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 929,670 0.04 82,9801,020.35
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 108,921,769 4.55 88,746,28122.73
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 12,305,222 0.51 9,509,83229.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 816,521,429 34.13 683,497,10419.46
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 817,543,676 34.17 662,250,72323.45
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 26,126 0.00 19,72732.44
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 72,494,597 3.03 55,988,41329.48
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 14,982,446 0.63 3,838,490290.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 57,850,577 2.42 52,354,76110.50
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 719,363 0.03 431,84466.58
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 884,267 0.04 617,86043.12
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 15,606,862 0.65 12,598,47323.88
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 21,154,073 0.88 17,593,12420.24
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,050,301 0.25 5,336,38013.38
SS Classified 0 0.00 2 184 486-100.00
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia