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Russian trade with Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2016

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 the fourth quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Mongolia

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Mongolia was $269,692,636, down 15.29% ($48,690,610) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2016 were $260,112,391, down 15.94% ($49,333,075) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $9,580,245, up 7.19% ($642,465) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $250,532,146, a 16.63% decrease ($49,975,540) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

Mongolia was Russia’s 60th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 58th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1979% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2435% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Mongolia was Russia’s 49th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 45th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.3103% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3754% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Mongolia was Russia’s 96th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 98th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0183% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0185% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Mongolia

The major share of Russian exports to Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 60.36% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (74.69% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.05% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (12.06% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.36% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (4.95% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.94% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (4.22% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.97% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (1.75% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 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 $17,614,238;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $3,452,169;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $2,662,185;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1,966,595;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $1,379,677;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,314,578;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $954,932;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $909,772;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $851,745;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $788,587.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 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 $73,987,742;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,205,831;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,868,103;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $2,031,723;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1,856,861;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $994,676.
Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
01 Live animals 198,091 0.08 157,05026.13
02 Meat and edible meat offal 543,694 0.21 244,513122.36
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6,361 0.00 13,376-52.44
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,162,585 0.83 2,374,563-8.93
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 308 0.00 22835.09
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 66,146 0.03 151,732-56.41
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 699,306 0.27 508,53637.51
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 287,419 0.11 194,09048.09
10 Cereals 2,556,347 0.98 4,413,208-42.08
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,265,085 0.49 3,296,808-61.63
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,663,118 1.02 933285,336.01
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 105 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,724,928 2.20 5,060,89013.12
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 239,672 0.09 421,670-43.16
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,800,313 1.08 2,011,72639.20
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 7,028,537 2.70 5,061,94238.85
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,589,078 2.15 5,120,8149.14
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,145,564 0.44 915,71325.10
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,602,933 1.39 3,079,85616.98
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,526,422 0.97 1,616,65056.28
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,038,485 0.78 1,083,55388.13
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 601,350 0.23 1,596,026-62.32
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 360,034 0.14 495,578-27.35
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 156,655,168 60.23 230,642,910-32.08
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 310,047 0.12 405,097-23.46
29 Organic chemicals 2,341,659 0.90 1,027,081127.99
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,709,506 1.04 2,279,96218.84
31 Fertilizers 6,409,943 2.46 2,957,774116.72
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 411,459 0.16 392,7354.77
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,298,959 0.50 447,214190.46
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 2,290,540 0.88 2,052,50411.60
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 55,895 0.02 15,346264.23
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,619,662 0.62 883,03383.42
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,584,844 0.61 1,447,5729.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,031,050 0.40 672,58153.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 587,556 0.23 469,41625.17
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 353,489 0.14 287,18023.09
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30,359 0.01 34,841-12.86
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 7,806 0.00 11,573-32.55
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 706,079 0.27 352,344100.39
45 Cork and articles of cork 2,614 0.00 1,183120.96
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 332 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 338,755 0.13 235,02244.14
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 685,043 0.26 463,82247.70
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18,943 0.01 5,966217.52
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 57 0.00 0
52 Cotton 53,669 0.02 11,795355.01
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 67 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 935 0.00 1,905-50.92
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 23,367 0.01 17,99329.87
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 16,409 0.01 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 684 0.00 6603.64
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 14,396 0.01 18,359-21.59
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 186-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 32,994 0.01 20,87058.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 145,002 0.06 66,136119.25
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 18,265 0.01 4,863275.59
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 248,047 0.10 153,63861.45
65 Headgear and parts thereof 39,882 0.02 1,9051,993.54
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 36-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 564,796 0.22 1,043,941-45.90
69 Ceramic products 69,272 0.03 246,550-71.90
70 Glass and glassware 3,805,180 1.46 2,425,50356.88
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 10,396 0.00 1626,317.28
72 Iron and steel 167,753 0.06 354,236-52.64
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,281,512 0.49 4,149,615-69.12
74 Copper and articles thereof 76,565 0.03 110,588-30.77
75 Nickel and articles thereof 21 0.00 132,613-99.98
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 711,724 0.27 465,44052.91
78 Lead and articles thereof 27 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 3,006 0.00 41,596-92.77
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,853 0.00 1512,253.33
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 194,304 0.07 45,201329.87
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 88,518 0.03 109,058-18.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,204,408 1.62 7,410,239-43.26
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 22,791,752 8.76 5,177,514340.21
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 647,809 0.25 333,96393.98
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,484,133 0.57 2,096,744-29.22
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 408,572 0.16 306,25033.41
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 271 0.00 2,939-90.78
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 478 0.00 539-11.32
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 377,349 0.15 446,238-15.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 32,318 0.01 25,24528.02
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,041,011 0.40 1,317,320-20.98
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 1,000-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Mongolia

The major share of Russian imports from Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 68.13% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (83.49% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.94% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (10.97% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 10.68% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (5.28% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $1,238,290;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $919,389;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $539,360;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $66,939;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $49,596.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $2,083,389;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $89,696;
  • Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric (HS code 51) - a decrease of $74,740.
Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,686,963 17.61 767,574119.78
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 70,207 0.73 3,2682,048.32
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 146,390 1.53 158,804-7.82
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 27,900 0.29 25,5229.32
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 74,520 0.78 24,924198.99
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,187,386 54.15 7,270,775-28.65
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,238,290 12.93 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 101,238 1.06 190,934-46.98
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 4,231-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15,585 0.16 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,499 0.03 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,822 0.06 19,219-69.71
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 64,919 0.68 139,659-53.52
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 845,449 8.82 306,089176.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 22,185 0.23 3,027632.90
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 32,136 0.34 6,316408.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 21,900 0.23 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 36,804 0.38 16,943117.22
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 38 0.00 0
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 14 0.00 495-97.17
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia