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Russian trade with Mexico in 2012

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Mexico in 2012: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Mexico

In 2012, Russia’s trade with Mexico totaled $1,586,509,711, up 12.15% ($171,829,062) from 2011.

Russia’s exports to Mexico in 2012 were $492,467,669, down 14.67% ($84,677,350) from 2011.

Russia’s imports from Mexico in 2012 totaled $1,094,042,042, up 30.63% ($256,506,412) from 2011.

Russia’s trade deficit with Mexico in 2012 was $601,574,373, a 131.03% increase ($341,183,762) over 2011.

Mexico was Russia’s 57th largest trading partner in 2012 (up from 60th in 2011), accounting for 0.1884% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1720% in 2011).

Mexico was Russia’s 64th largest export market in 2012 (up from 70th in 2011), accounting for 0.0939% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1117% in 2011).

Mexico was Russia’s 42nd largest supplier in 2012 (up from 45th in 2011), accounting for 0.3448% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.2739% in 2011).

Russia’s Exports to Mexico

The major share of Russian exports to Mexico in 2012 (and in 2011) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 59.90% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (76.67% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 18.80% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (11.79% in 2011);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.04% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (0.09% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.10% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (1.40% in 2011);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.66% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (1.19% in 2011);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.01% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (8.76% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Mexico in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $32,655,053;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $27,907,000;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $4,660,018;
  • 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 $4,453,264;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2,586,924;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,997,666.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Mexico in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $147,878,175;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $37,126,746;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $13,122,773;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $6,917,979.
Russia’s exports to Mexico in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 61 0.00 4052.50
10 Cereals 27,907,000 5.67 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 132 0.00 8653.49
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,057 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 4,190-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 72,917 0.01 113,859-35.96
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,783,387 0.36 382,200366.61
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,981,758 1.01 321,7401,448.38
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 13,122,773-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,119 0.00 37,131,865-99.99
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,389,440 0.49 3,695,406-35.34
29 Organic chemicals 560,612 0.11 1,425,283-60.67
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 567-100.00
31 Fertilizers 287,992,900 58.48 435,871,075-33.93
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 20,357 0.00 4,926313.26
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,035 0.00 4,004-24.20
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 3,580 0.00 416760.58
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,440 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 180,546 0.04 11,9791,407.19
39 Plastics and articles thereof 151,944 0.03 376,295-59.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,691,927 0.75 1,105,003234.11
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 353,199 0.07 231,38952.64
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,821,221 1.59 6,639,94017.79
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 76 0.00 1,001-92.41
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 379-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12,007 0.00 1674,943.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 17,757 0.00 26,006-31.72
65 Headgear and parts thereof 416 0.00 153171.90
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 48-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 11,585 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 595-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 2,984 0.00 9,897-69.85
72 Iron and steel 69,816,059 14.18 37,161,00687.87
73 Articles of iron or steel 429,646 0.09 1,661,238-74.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 520 0.00 231125.11
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 22,275,385 4.52 29,193,364-23.70
78 Lead and articles thereof 5 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 25 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 2,900-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 38,064 0.01 1,8551,951.97
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7,752 0.00 16,036-51.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,254,081 0.86 2,256,41588.53
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 10,021,099 2.03 5,567,83579.98
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 224,203 0.05 70,647217.36
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 756,172 0.15 186,427305.61
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 255 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 56,902-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 22,480-100.00
SS Classified 46,677,946 9.48 466 5529,904.88

Russia’s Imports from Mexico

The major share of Russian imports from Mexico in 2012 (and in 2011) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 67.19% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (67.33% in 2011);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 21.48% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (19.68% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.31% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (3.83% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.50% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (6.56% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Mexico in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $131,119,349;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $46,362,822;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $23,312,803;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $22,249,082;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $15,650,422;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $12,120,243;
  • 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 $4,529,643;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $3,734,476;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $3,415,960.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Mexico in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $22,738,184.
Russia’s imports from Mexico in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
02 Meat and edible meat offal 150,190,514 13.73 103,827,69244.65
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 113,708 0.01 72,78856.22
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 414,055 0.04 552,930-25.12
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 9,403,031 0.86 6,168,18452.44
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 6,252,009 0.57 6,304,295-0.83
10 Cereals 0 0.00 85-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 19,599 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,412,849 0.13 933,04851.42
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 1,600-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 85,620 0.01 40,376112.06
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 100,039 0.01 42,212136.99
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 553 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,050 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,908,400 0.17 650,766193.25
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,753,720 0.16 928,07888.96
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 60,076,591 5.49 44,426,16935.23
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,265,228 0.30 843,345287.18
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,160,411 0.20 1,599,88935.04
26 Ores, slag and ash 471,147 0.04 3,011,263-84.35
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 39,957 0.00 6,072558.05
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 156,062 0.01 163,725-4.68
29 Organic chemicals 406,941 0.04 714,240-43.02
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,642,402 0.88 32,380,586-70.22
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,781,927 0.53 5,087,37013.65
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,895,958 0.17 2,019,755-6.13
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 2,991,259 0.27 1,788,67567.23
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 940,212 0.09 290,139224.06
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 203,903 0.02 18,1361,024.30
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,295,844 0.30 2,924,93012.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,073,410 0.56 6,086,218-0.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,894,176 0.63 3,478,21698.21
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 40,373 0.00 9,802311.89
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 72,167 0.01 90,609-20.35
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 238 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 64,481 0.01 40,66258.58
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 14,627 0.00 7,65191.18
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 895,997 0.08 511,64775.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 465,383 0.04 921,839-49.52
52 Cotton 0 0.00 1,052-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 8 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 60-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 40,384 0.00 108,152-62.66
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 347 0.00 513-32.36
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5,010 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 541,695 0.05 228,802136.75
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,249,171 0.21 1,184,05289.96
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,354,799 0.12 1,674,811-19.11
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,393,385 0.13 883,47357.72
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 161,687 0.01 100,14661.45
65 Headgear and parts thereof 21,780 0.00 50,065-56.50
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4,840 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 662,616 0.06 544,64121.66
69 Ceramic products 39,459 0.00 41,305-4.47
70 Glass and glassware 4,617,296 0.42 3,289,93540.35
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 88,935 0.01 102,595-13.31
72 Iron and steel 750 0.00 43,625-98.28
73 Articles of iron or steel 48,280,175 4.41 26,031,09385.47
74 Copper and articles thereof 61,529 0.01 248,301-75.22
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4,463 0.00 720519.86
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 279,116 0.03 123,173126.60
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 855-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 903 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 690,253 0.06 347,24298.78
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7,050,858 0.64 4,259,78965.52
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,766,855 0.16 991,04778.28
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 110,830,562 10.13 87,517,75926.64
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 119,845,724 10.95 115,316,0813.93
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 34,205 0.00 32,1726.32
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 442,539,832 40.45 311,420,48342.10
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 122,406 0.01 122,3580.04
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 61,661,244 5.64 49,541,00124.47
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,609 0.00 666441.89
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 365,650 0.03 91,263300.66
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 1,640,821 0.15 1,291,57627.04
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,944,862 0.63 3,210,386116.32
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,134,278 0.29 2,740,50214.37
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,615 0.00 900301.67
SS Classified 89,079 0.01 52 04471.16
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia