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Russian trade in goods with Mexico in Q4 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 Mexico in the fourth quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Mexico

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Mexico totaled $714,321,297, up 52.55% ($246,061,270) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Mexico in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $446,463,549, up 51.96% ($152,668,729) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Mexico in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $267,857,748, up 53.53% ($93,392,541) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Mexico in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $178,605,801, a 49.67% increase ($59,276,188) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Mexico was Russia’s 42nd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 49th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.4274% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3436% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Mexico was Russia’s 44th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 46th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.4340% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3504% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Mexico was Russia’s 40th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 44th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.4167% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3327% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Mexico

The major share of Russian exports to Mexico in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 83.08% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (78.59% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.88% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (7.03% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.86% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (6.49% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.82% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (3.64% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.47% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (1.79% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.63% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (2.31% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Mexico in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $147,876,846;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $11,045,944;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $7,153,569;
  • 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 $3,830,493.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Mexico in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $8,376,419;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4,178,537;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $3,917,969;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2,455,479;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2,386,408.
Russia’s exports to Mexico in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 9,157 0.00 0
10 Cereals 16,222,076 3.63 18,608,484-12.82
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 192,269 0.04 17,1111,023.66
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,516 0.00 40,223-91.26
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,557 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 503,884 0.11 10,3044,790.18
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 299,052 0.07 382,343-21.78
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 72,057-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,804,871 0.63 6,722,840-58.28
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 585,426 0.13 367,62159.25
29 Organic chemicals 392,103 0.09 18,7751,988.43
30 Pharmaceutical products 71,322 0.02 49,60443.78
31 Fertilizers 16,049,585 3.59 8,896,01680.41
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 46,956 0.01 59,328-20.85
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 201,170-100.00
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 12,768 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 31,928 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 74,954 0.02 7,000970.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 411,137 0.09 152,846168.99
40 Rubber and articles thereof 21,949,601 4.92 10,903,657101.30
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,202 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,366,177 0.31 932,15746.56
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 103,082 0.02 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,082,019 1.14 4,300,53518.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 13,634 0.00 14,040-2.89
52 Cotton 0 0.00 343-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 275-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 15 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 23 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 979-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 10,690 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 69 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 70,973-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,904 0.00 22,566-91.56
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 252,306 0.06 65,242286.72
69 Ceramic products 1,463 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 438,296 0.10 113,255287.00
72 Iron and steel 346,786,417 77.67 198,909,57174.34
73 Articles of iron or steel 16,213 0.00 40,829-60.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 4,207-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 847 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 21,516,801 4.82 29,893,220-28.02
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 9-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,607,941 0.58 2,047,27827.39
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 541 0.00 11,415-95.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,644,961 0.59 6,823,498-61.24
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 4,639,814 1.04 809,321473.30
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 430,659 0.10 2,886,138-85.08
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 399,622 0.09 177,323125.36
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 1,370 0.00 13,995-90.21
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 408,176 0.09 27,1871,401.36
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 337 0.00 17691.48
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 4,980-100.00
SS Classified 72,800 0.02 115 929-37.20

Russia’s Imports from Mexico

The major share of Russian imports from Mexico in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 76.28% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (68.99% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.02% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (10.47% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.53% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (4.79% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.54% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (12.57% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Mexico in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 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 $50,793,784;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $25,407,182;
  • 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 $5,629,486;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $4,047,178;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $3,640,477;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $3,452,439;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,154,641;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,136,166;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,127,959.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Mexico in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $7,818,249.
Russia’s imports from Mexico in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 480,403 0.18 1,088,718-55.87
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 34,311 0.01 16,862103.48
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 370 0.00 61,741-99.40
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,229,578 3.07 4,182,40096.77
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 898,254 0.34 1,265,334-29.01
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 384,771 0.14 731,669-47.41
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,469 0.00 494804.66
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 82,361 0.03 74,24910.93
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 77,513-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 13,006 0.00 11,48013.29
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 56,182-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 637,505 0.24 201,343216.63
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 62,820 0.02 672,960-90.67
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,963,924 4.84 9,511,48536.30
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 379,467 0.14 320,29118.48
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 287,671 0.11 240,36319.68
26 Ores, slag and ash 236,600 0.09 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,092 0.00 1,0335.71
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 708,356 0.26 121,161484.64
29 Organic chemicals 926,491 0.35 557,91566.06
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,069,069 1.15 941,110226.11
31 Fertilizers 133,685 0.05 25534,640.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,985,334 1.86 1,344,857270.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 488,196 0.18 997,702-51.07
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 24,753 0.01 28,357-12.71
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 540,725 0.20 512,5905.49
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 69,118 0.03 60115,096.67
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 269,065 0.10 303,919-11.47
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,559,896 1.70 2,405,25589.58
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,710,715 0.64 1,135,41750.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 375,135 0.14 107,943247.53
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 112 0.00 9,909-98.87
45 Cork and articles of cork 13 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 7,420 0.00 678994.40
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 55,239 0.02 5,797852.89
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 685,122 0.26 487,76040.46
54 Man-made filaments 8 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 103,414-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 21,376 0.01 15,81835.14
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 46,963 0.02 31,35349.79
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 170-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 48,752 0.02 58,067-16.04
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 633,060 0.24 399,54158.45
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 467,284 0.17 417,60211.90
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 76,208 0.03 58,35530.59
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11,957 0.00 2,122463.48
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,644 0.00 1,190206.22
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 286,262 0.11 230,86124.00
69 Ceramic products 103,737 0.04 94,3719.92
70 Glass and glassware 280,743 0.10 275,3061.97
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 10,227 0.00 34,759-70.58
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 32,002-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 12,007,272 4.48 19,825,521-39.44
74 Copper and articles thereof 44,872 0.02 39,83012.66
75 Nickel and articles thereof 816,090 0.30 444,36983.65
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 556,995 0.21 486,38214.52
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3,548 0.00 645,443.75
80 Tin and articles thereof 767 0.00 184,161.11
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 376,005 0.14 147,957154.13
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 456,002 0.17 433,1625.27
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 586,857 0.22 523,72212.06
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 55,925,975 20.88 30,518,79383.25
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 49,737,087 18.57 44,107,60112.76
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 73,257,315 27.35 22,463,531226.12
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 25,414,600 9.49 23,278,4349.18
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 170 0.00 2,197-92.26
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 74,560 0.03 47,85355.81
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 835,249 0.31 521,38360.20
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,495,683 0.56 1,451,5133.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 851,234 0.32 943,374-9.77
SS Classified 122,200 0.05 0

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia