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Russian trade in goods with Mongolia in Q3 2017

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 third quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Mongolia

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Mongolia totaled $343,537,464, up 44.68% ($106,095,313) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $332,215,815, up 45.69% ($104,191,606) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $11,321,649, up 20.21% ($1,903,707) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $320,894,166, a 46.79% increase ($102,287,899) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Mongolia was Russia’s 55th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 58th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2350% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1947% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Mongolia was Russia’s 42nd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 45th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3892% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3169% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Mongolia was Russia’s 94th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 91st in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0186% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0188% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Mongolia

The major share of Russian exports to Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 58.12% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (60.28% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.66% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (9.43% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.76% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (15.85% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.04% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (7.39% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.24% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (3.28% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 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 $55,615,990;
  • 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) - an increase of $13,407,709;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $7,498,760;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $6,877,034;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $5,757,978;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $4,260,242;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,900,918;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,449,232;
  • 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 $1,372,760;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $1,363,561;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,079,245;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1,048,252;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,032,599.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2,155,401;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $1,476,986.
Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
01 Live animals 9,678 0.00 17,183-43.68
02 Meat and edible meat offal 22,981 0.01 431,045-94.67
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7,546 0.00 11,249-32.92
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,033,565 0.61 1,606,78226.56
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 872 0.00 3,675-76.27
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 37,014 0.01 72,041-48.62
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 527,709 0.16 628,928-16.09
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 208,191 0.06 143,46445.12
10 Cereals 2,468,092 0.74 4,623,493-46.62
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 616,387 0.19 708,163-12.96
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,783,819 1.74 25,84122,282.33
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 18,685 0.01 24,314-23.15
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,324,939 1.60 4,944,1457.70
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 475,714 0.14 539,404-11.81
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,639,734 0.49 2,153,038-23.84
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,215,418 1.57 5,494,882-5.09
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,260,210 1.58 5,156,4802.01
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 751,163 0.23 764,351-1.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,682,500 1.41 4,022,11316.42
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,338,915 0.70 2,282,6592.46
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,203,895 0.36 1,084,48511.01
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 454,846 0.14 1,411,653-67.78
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 392,574 0.12 381,7422.84
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 192,676,078 58.00 137,060,08840.58
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 441,395 0.13 408,0928.16
29 Organic chemicals 2,547,155 0.77 1,806,01541.04
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,764,833 0.83 1,685,58864.03
31 Fertilizers 8,810,442 2.65 4,550,20093.63
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 843,495 0.25 810,5764.06
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,083,359 0.63 1,035,107101.27
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 2,535,787 0.76 2,230,33613.70
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 63,933 0.02 85,997-25.66
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,919,657 0.58 556,096245.20
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,020 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,356,838 0.71 1,555,28851.54
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,772,269 0.53 1,252,29241.52
40 Rubber and articles thereof 583,159 0.18 865,225-32.60
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 194,484 0.06 200,952-3.22
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7,102 0.00 7,597-6.52
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 6,345-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,032,204 0.61 999,605103.30
45 Cork and articles of cork 653 0.00 1,746-62.60
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 724 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 453,887 0.14 317,61742.90
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 648,799 0.20 374,00073.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 34,238 0.01 24,17441.63
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 149,186 0.04 4,7393,048.05
52 Cotton 49,893 0.02 56,854-12.24
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 143 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 1,502 0.00 75698.68
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 304,856 0.09 179,64669.70
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 37,070 0.01 11,392225.40
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 258 0.00 2,634-90.21
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 46,368 0.01 13,803235.93
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 674-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 114,984 0.03 58,51696.50
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 106,915 0.03 51,143109.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 26,515 0.01 16,82957.56
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 130,440 0.04 174,812-25.38
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,899 0.00 2,61249.27
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 587 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,708 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,226,042 0.67 1,644,85035.33
69 Ceramic products 347,727 0.10 271,50928.07
70 Glass and glassware 2,654,957 0.80 1,807,29646.90
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 26,848 0.01 12223,633.33
72 Iron and steel 11,381,142 3.43 4,504,108152.68
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,849,709 1.46 1,948,791148.86
74 Copper and articles thereof 40,729 0.01 112,786-63.89
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 868,763 0.26 565,91353.52
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,483 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4,924 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 34,245 0.01 17020,044.12
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,057 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 117,226 0.04 197,020-40.50
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 125,322 0.04 150,713-16.85
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,707,602 4.13 6,208,842120.78
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 14,313,054 4.31 12,940,29410.61
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 13,789,390 4.15 381,6813,512.80
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,034,848 0.91 1,585,61691.40
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 519,917 0.16 386,37134.56
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,005 0.00 520,000.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 356 0.00 439-18.91
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 532,733 0.16 453,06417.58
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 53,078 0.02 21,728144.28
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 313,131 0.09 1,790,117-82.51
SS Classified 48,245 0.01 114 408-57.83

Russia’s Imports from Mongolia

The major share of Russian imports from Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 71.04% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (75.18% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.50% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (16.33% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 12.24% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (8.48% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $694,382;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $505,238;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $293,480;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $198,957;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $128,147;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $116,477;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $39,381.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric (HS code 51) - a decrease of $76,839.
Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,529,026 13.51 1,330,06914.96
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,937 0.03 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 157,461 1.39 118,08033.35
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 171,884 1.52 55,407210.22
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 6,277-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 27,900-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,034 0.05 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7,533,988 66.54 6,839,60610.15
26 Ores, slag and ash 467,625 4.13 174,145168.53
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 41,426 0.37 66,725-37.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 12,924 0.11 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 654-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 84,866 0.75 161,705-47.52
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 746 0.01 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 2,250-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,083,161 9.57 577,92387.42
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 129,063 1.14 91613,989.85
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 18,213 0.16 9718,676.29
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 15,043 0.13 23,778-36.74
65 Headgear and parts thereof 54,512 0.48 32,41068.20
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 11,740 0.10 0

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