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Russian trade with Mexico in 2015

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 2015: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Mexico

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Mexico was $1,579,130,857, down 27.01% ($584,297,444) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Mexico in 2015 were $990,197,438, down 28.26% ($390,039,429) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Mexico in 2015 were $588,933,419, down 24.80% ($194,258,015) from 2014.

Russia’s trade surplus with Mexico in 2015 was $401,264,019, a 32.79% decrease ($195,781,414) over 2014.

Mexico was Russia’s 47th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 44th in 2014), accounting for 0.3001% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2763% in 2014).

Mexico was Russia’s 49th largest export market in 2015 (down from 48th in 2014), accounting for 0.2882% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2777% in 2014).

Mexico was Russia’s 44th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 46th in 2014), accounting for 0.3224% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.2739% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Mexico

The major share of Russian exports to Mexico in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 81.06% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (72.22% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.88% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (11.46% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.41% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (4.05% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.74% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (8.98% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.16% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (1.13% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.36% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (0.98% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Mexico in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $67,030,860;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $4,196,532.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Mexico in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $262,395,264;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $97,643,473;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $61,899,207;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $23,933,316;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $5,689,821.
Russia’s exports to Mexico in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,479 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 20,500 0.00 0
10 Cereals 25,676,575 2.59 123,320,048-79.18
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 68,243 0.01 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 44,398 0.00 19,784124.41
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 355 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 108,971 0.01 56,80791.83
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,232,589 0.12 597,599106.26
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,392,304 0.54 3,547,97351.98
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 28,402,430 2.87 52,335,746-45.73
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 592,650 0.06 3,265,934-81.85
29 Organic chemicals 369,868 0.04 516,192-28.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 134,516 0.01 130,6242.98
31 Fertilizers 83,967,108 8.48 145,866,315-42.44
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 960 0.00 571,584.21
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 39,860 0.00 2,0041,889.02
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 520 0.00 34252.05
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 340,087 0.03 109,028211.93
39 Plastics and articles thereof 84,325 0.01 176,730-52.29
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,430,012 0.25 8,119,833-70.07
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 124 0.00 2,004-93.81
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,293,735 0.23 756,601203.16
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 15,045-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 19,062,971 1.93 14,866,43928.23
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10,506 0.00 1,866463.02
52 Cotton 19 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 21,441 0.00 10,80698.42
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 6,600-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 340 0.00 191,689.47
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 21-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 130 0.00 831-84.36
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4,381 0.00 4,0956.98
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 285 0.00 1,804-84.20
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,277 0.00 261389.27
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 25,875 0.00 55,211-53.13
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 85,135 0.01 39,652114.71
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,524 0.00 28,787-87.76
69 Ceramic products 125,809 0.01 445,089-71.73
70 Glass and glassware 72,835 0.01 294,261-75.25
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 129 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 728,241,213 73.55 990,636,477-26.49
73 Articles of iron or steel 224,964 0.02 262,912-14.43
74 Copper and articles thereof 9,306 0.00 152,132-93.88
75 Nickel and articles thereof 6,345 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 72,430,384 7.31 5,399,5241,241.42
78 Lead and articles thereof 1 0.00 2-50.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,445,221 0.15 314,818359.07
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 256,554 0.03 50,424408.79
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,123 0.00 564453.72
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,461,523 0.75 9,200,348-18.90
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 4,508,892 0.46 2,915,03654.68
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 676,590 0.07 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 240,673 0.02 252,341-4.62
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 550,276 0.06 1,091,016-49.56
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 572 0.00 3,990-85.66
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 5,426 0.00 12,064-55.02
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 142,287 0.01 22646,659.09
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,450 0.00 3,362-56.87
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 22,061 0.00 19,54012.90
SS Classified 3,354,311 0.34 15 327 887-78.12

Russia’s Imports from Mexico

The major share of Russian imports from Mexico in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 69.44% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (69.76% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.52% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (10.31% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.06% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (6.95% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.61% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (5.73% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Mexico in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Mexico in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $96,440,768;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $24,333,288;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $20,980,576;
  • 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) - a decrease of $14,246,673;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $5,616,636;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $4,933,214;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $4,414,385;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $2,726,897;
  • 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) - a decrease of $2,652,836;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,200,942;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $2,052,053;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,964,792;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1,851,847.
Russia’s imports from Mexico in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,545,940 0.60 2,396,76547.95
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 105,684 0.02 122,357-13.63
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 252,876 0.04 428,834-41.03
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,088,638 1.37 9,940,485-18.63
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,853,252 0.82 4,785,9491.41
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,605,961 0.27 1,725,072-6.90
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 46,810 0.01 45,7492.32
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 22,585 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 143,080 0.02 98,01345.98
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 187,471 0.03 258,313-27.42
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 7,500 0.00 63,267-88.15
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 108,220-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,600,354 0.44 3,446,913-24.56
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,530,304 1.28 12,463,518-39.58
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 44,671,857 7.59 44,852,211-0.40
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 44,704 0.01 49,156-9.06
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 867,424 0.15 1,164,786-25.53
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 345,300-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,936 0.00 13,981-50.39
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,382,814 0.23 507,797172.32
29 Organic chemicals 799,544 0.14 547,10346.14
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,295,510 1.58 14,912,146-37.66
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 175-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,263,178 0.72 5,595,000-23.80
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,347,155 0.57 3,457,708-3.20
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 1,291,768 0.22 336,682283.68
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,287,797 0.22 722,03878.36
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4,981 0.00 1,611,500-99.69
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,971,696 0.67 4,422,474-10.19
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,391,820 1.76 12,356,612-15.90
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,535,962 0.94 9,950,347-44.36
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2,650 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 619,082 0.11 219,652181.85
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 54,791 0.01 138,722-60.50
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2,542 0.00 3,375-24.68
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 273,192 0.05 399,141-31.56
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,869,891 0.49 3,022,184-5.04
54 Man-made filaments 13,817 0.00 42,910-67.80
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 1,080-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 49,265 0.01 140,858-65.03
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 382,504 0.06 411,190-6.98
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 465 0.00 281,560.71
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 782,097 0.13 1,064,576-26.53
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,887,831 0.32 2,670,642-29.31
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,434,973 0.24 1,928,603-25.60
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 488,877 0.08 1,133,350-56.86
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 237,867 0.04 123,09093.25
65 Headgear and parts thereof 32,756 0.01 17,62185.89
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 397-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,003,794 0.17 1,331,923-24.64
69 Ceramic products 87,922 0.01 358,908-75.50
70 Glass and glassware 2,198,059 0.37 4,924,956-55.37
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 49,894 0.01 36,01738.53
72 Iron and steel 215,285 0.04 13,2931,519.54
73 Articles of iron or steel 23,606,918 4.01 25,807,860-8.53
74 Copper and articles thereof 72,478 0.01 73,375-1.22
75 Nickel and articles thereof 277,516 0.05 1,398,127-80.15
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,207,167 0.37 2,333,281-5.41
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 107-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8,215 0.00 122,605-93.30
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 853-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 175,790 0.03 809,161-78.28
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,824,786 1.67 10,577,712-7.12
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,536,729 0.43 3,768,679-32.69
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 129,735,690 22.03 130,040,206-0.23
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 103,496,641 17.57 117,743,314-12.10
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 110,295,919 18.73 206,736,687-46.65
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,711,314 0.29 3,763,367-54.53
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 63,724,217 10.82 88,057,505-27.63
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 531 0.00 3,510-84.87
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 95,777 0.02 286,692-66.59
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 2,004,659 0.34 4,657,495-56.96
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,890,413 1.34 28,870,989-72.67
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,334,888 0.40 3,410,682-31.54
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 13,136 0.00 10,91620.34
SS Classified 79,480 0.01 7 324985.20

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia