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Russian trade with Mongolia 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 Mongolia in 2015: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Mongolia

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Mongolia was $1,161,409,780, down 22.62% ($339,462,129) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Mongolia in 2015 were $1,117,306,113, down 23.49% ($343,127,529) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Mongolia in 2015 totaled $44,103,667, up 9.06% ($3,665,400) from 2014.

Russia’s trade surplus with Mongolia in 2015 was $1,073,202,446, a 24.42% decrease ($346,792,929) over 2014.

Mongolia was Russia’s 58th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 57th in 2014), accounting for 0.2207% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1917% in 2014).

Mongolia was Russia’s 44th largest export market in 2015 (up from 46th in 2014), accounting for 0.3252% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2939% in 2014).

Mongolia was Russia’s 97th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 95th in 2014), accounting for 0.0241% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0141% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Mongolia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 74.11% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (70.17% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.11% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (9.91% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.04% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (4.23% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.68% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (10.03% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.52% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (3.90% in 2014).

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

  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $3,424,270.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Mongolia in 2015 over 2014 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 $196,760,583;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $55,158,625;
  • 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 $19,063,506;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $18,460,769;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $15,957,273;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $14,261,967;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $6,772,360;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $5,410,000;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $4,699,831;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $4,456,283;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $4,267,447;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $3,750,714.
Russia’s exports to Mongolia in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 489,626 0.04 749,371-34.66
02 Meat and edible meat offal 559,988 0.05 186,285200.61
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 41,966 0.00 24,92368.38
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,238,526 0.65 11,505,973-37.09
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 7,582 0.00 141,175-94.63
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 292,911 0.03 338,550-13.48
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,176,414 0.19 2,129,3232.21
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 495,864 0.04 635,134-21.93
10 Cereals 10,574,610 0.95 14,325,324-26.18
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7,723,030 0.69 6,351,56221.59
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 682,995 0.06 509,10434.16
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,380 0.00 10,398-57.88
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 17,784,056 1.59 17,393,0692.25
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,278,558 0.11 2,638,633-51.54
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,495,060 0.49 7,451,034-26.25
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 15,385,474 1.38 22,157,834-30.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 17,738,487 1.59 17,049,9454.04
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,463,523 0.31 3,984,388-13.07
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,690,205 1.23 18,146,488-24.56
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,677,149 0.78 13,376,980-35.13
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,910,875 0.44 1,486,605230.34
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,447,114 0.49 4,158,73430.98
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,693,447 0.15 1,771,989-4.43
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 826,310,547 73.96 1,023,071,130-19.23
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,141,036 0.10 1,211,355-5.80
29 Organic chemicals 5,890,886 0.53 11,300,886-47.87
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,164,349 0.82 10,526,412-12.94
31 Fertilizers 11,556,062 1.03 9,190,46625.74
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,568,647 0.23 3,190,898-19.50
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,911,671 0.17 1,997,156-4.28
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 7,020,143 0.63 5,035,92039.40
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 465,773 0.04 675,165-31.01
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,642,392 0.24 2,859,794-7.60
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 20,730 0.00 7,928161.48
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,491,998 0.76 9,164,564-7.34
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,272,954 0.29 3,522,151-7.08
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,201,514 0.20 3,028,651-27.31
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 638,778 0.06 942,159-32.20
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 65,397 0.01 28,226131.69
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 11,573 0.00 3,478232.75
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,953,081 0.17 3,170,829-38.40
45 Cork and articles of cork 3,866 0.00 5,215-25.87
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 456 0.00 1,679-72.84
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 998,915 0.09 377,743164.44
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,615,423 0.14 1,681,667-3.94
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 87,642 0.01 316,810-72.34
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 32,197 0.00 19,35366.37
52 Cotton 205,083 0.02 340,231-39.72
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 967 0.00 9175.45
54 Man-made filaments 12,971 0.00 10,20227.14
55 Man-made staple fibers 587 0.00 50,023-98.83
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 309,833 0.03 517,310-40.11
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 26,908 0.00 17,53853.43
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3,689 0.00 2,03881.01
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 88,087 0.01 147,345-40.22
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 427 0.00 23,776-98.20
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 273,660 0.02 336,042-18.56
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 180,022 0.02 204,942-12.16
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 66,331 0.01 152,708-56.56
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 717,759 0.06 933,377-23.10
65 Headgear and parts thereof 31,537 0.00 96,758-67.41
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 36 0.00 240-85.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 351-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,165,146 0.55 9,449,180-34.75
69 Ceramic products 1,031,293 0.09 815,20926.51
70 Glass and glassware 6,299,723 0.56 3,741,40568.38
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,383 0.00 22,894-93.96
72 Iron and steel 13,531,568 1.21 27,793,535-51.31
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,964,337 0.98 26,921,610-59.27
74 Copper and articles thereof 491,473 0.04 211,720132.13
75 Nickel and articles thereof 132,934 0.01 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,628,980 0.15 829,53596.37
78 Lead and articles thereof 6,616 0.00 1,323400.08
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3,468 0.00 1801,826.67
80 Tin and articles thereof 43,856 0.00 26,55065.18
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 15 0.00 438-96.58
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 892,663 0.08 822,4798.53
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 404,754 0.04 384,1365.37
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 25,967,464 2.32 44,428,233-41.55
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 16,967,906 1.52 36,031,412-52.91
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 1,746,620 0.16 56,905,245-96.93
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,117,551 0.55 5,427,28412.72
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 61,973 0.01 12,576392.79
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,411,756 0.13 3,703,475-61.88
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 8,408 0.00 9,643-12.81
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,094 0.00 2,0104.18
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 4,174,093 0.37 1,883,092121.66
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 104,194 0.01 203,839-48.88
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,153,473 0.28 81,6813,760.72
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 25,850 0.00 7243,470.44
SS Classified 130,755 0.01 37 980244.27

Russia’s Imports from Mongolia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 81.34% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (76.58% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.70% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (17.81% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.29% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (3.23% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.36% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (2.04% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Mongolia in 2015 over 2014 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 $5,839,966;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $299,539;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $162,615.

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $1,098,357;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $467,341;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $311,147;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $267,601;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $222,071;
  • Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric (HS code 51) - a decrease of $157,939.
Russia’s imports from Mongolia in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 20,050 0.05 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,512,942 12.50 5,824,089-5.34
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 318,355 0.72 785,696-59.48
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 13,739 0.03 281,340-95.12
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 458,564 1.04 159,025188.36
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 12,968 0.03 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 53,915 0.12 31,50071.16
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 92,134 0.21 120,573-23.59
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 26,983,867 61.18 26,821,2520.61
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,134,655 2.57 2,233,012-49.19
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7,753,821 17.58 1,913,855305.14
29 Organic chemicals 4,231 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 458 0.00 1,320-65.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 29-100.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 19,317 0.04 9,234109.19
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 582 0.00 73697.26
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 61,892 0.14 82,550-25.02
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 267,390 0.61 425,329-37.13
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 36,293 0.08 140,347-74.14
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 635,479 1.44 638,813-0.52
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 25,721 0.06 12,680102.85
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,287 0.02 30,989-76.49
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 7,064-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 37,871 0.09 50,241-24.62
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 104-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 21-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 336-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 55-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 170-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 82 0.00 5,379-98.48
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 6,447 0.01 823683.35
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 595,313 1.35 817,384-27.17
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 2,866-100.00
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 49,761 0.11 42,01618.43
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 102-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 533 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia