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

Russia’s Trade with Mongolia

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Mongolia totaled $463,272,060, up 71.78% ($193,579,424) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $449,462,107, up 72.80% ($189,349,716) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $13,809,953, up 44.15% ($4,229,708) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $435,652,154, a 73.89% increase ($185,120,008) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Mongolia was Russia’s 53rd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 60th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2772% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1979% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Mongolia was Russia’s 43rd largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 49th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.4369% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3103% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Mongolia was Russia’s 94th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 96th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0215% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0183% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Mongolia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 66.65% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (60.36% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.85% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (16.05% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.75% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (11.36% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.86% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (7.94% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.62% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (0.97% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $142,555,719;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $20,570,812;
  • 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 $4,764,081;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $4,095,081;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,995,482;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,345,501;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,634,069;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,510,706.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 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) - a decrease of $4,261,852.
Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
01 Live animals 620,718 0.14 198,091213.35
02 Meat and edible meat offal 132,401 0.03 543,694-75.65
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 17,043 0.00 6,361167.93
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,894,394 0.64 2,162,58533.84
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 28,488 0.01 3089,149.35
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 76,369 0.02 66,14615.46
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 876,934 0.20 699,30625.40
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 289,472 0.06 287,4190.71
10 Cereals 6,651,428 1.48 2,556,347160.19
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,378,394 0.31 1,265,0858.96
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 23,233,930 5.17 2,663,118772.43
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 105-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,875,000 1.31 5,724,9282.62
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 495,866 0.11 239,672106.89
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,411,501 0.54 2,800,313-13.88
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8,316,566 1.85 7,028,53718.33
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,609,289 1.47 5,589,07818.25
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,237,813 0.28 1,145,5648.05
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,018,872 0.89 3,602,93311.54
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,112,097 0.47 2,526,422-16.40
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,195,396 0.71 2,038,48556.75
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 746,415 0.17 601,35024.12
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 348,958 0.08 360,034-3.08
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 299,210,887 66.57 156,655,16891.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 437,013 0.10 310,04740.95
29 Organic chemicals 3,975,728 0.88 2,341,65969.78
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,418,017 0.76 2,709,50626.15
31 Fertilizers 5,899,286 1.31 6,409,943-7.97
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 780,533 0.17 411,45989.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,025,239 0.45 1,298,95955.91
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 2,647,187 0.59 2,290,54015.57
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 51,480 0.01 55,895-7.90
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,948,198 0.66 1,619,66282.03
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,003 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,170,671 0.48 1,584,84436.96
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,257,995 0.28 1,031,05022.01
40 Rubber and articles thereof 703,402 0.16 587,55619.72
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 294,260 0.07 353,489-16.76
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,656 0.00 30,359-91.25
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 327 0.00 7,806-95.81
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,621,993 0.36 706,079129.72
45 Cork and articles of cork 2,158 0.00 2,614-17.44
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 513 0.00 33254.52
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 626,156 0.14 338,75584.84
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 874,036 0.19 685,04327.59
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 50,963 0.01 18,943169.03
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 146,215 0.03 57256,417.54
52 Cotton 53,405 0.01 53,669-0.49
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 348 0.00 67419.40
54 Man-made filaments 2,388 0.00 935155.40
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 60,512 0.01 23,367158.96
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 47,505 0.01 16,409189.51
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 508 0.00 684-25.73
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 13,764 0.00 14,396-4.39
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 144,339 0.03 32,994337.47
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 164,323 0.04 145,00213.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 37,984 0.01 18,265107.96
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 253,318 0.06 248,0472.13
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10,618 0.00 39,882-73.38
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 463 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 970,499 0.22 564,79671.83
69 Ceramic products 119,279 0.03 69,27272.19
70 Glass and glassware 3,662,624 0.81 3,805,180-3.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 27,185 0.01 10,396161.49
72 Iron and steel 1,678,459 0.37 167,753900.55
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,627,013 1.03 1,281,512261.06
74 Copper and articles thereof 37,376 0.01 76,565-51.18
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 21-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 788,566 0.18 711,72410.80
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 27-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 541 0.00 3,006-82.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 1,853-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 96,859 0.02 194,304-50.15
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 53,046 0.01 88,518-40.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,199,890 1.82 4,204,40895.03
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 18,529,900 4.12 22,791,752-18.70
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 5,411,890 1.20 647,809735.41
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,311,378 0.51 1,484,13355.74
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 26,293 0.01 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 331,721 0.07 408,572-18.81
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 263 0.00 271-2.95
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 582 0.00 47821.76
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 638,230 0.14 377,34969.14
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 71,382 0.02 32,318120.87
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 281,161 0.06 1,041,011-72.99
SS Classified 94,235 0.02 0

Russia’s Imports from Mongolia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 58.45% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (68.13% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 26.44% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (20.94% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 14.49% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (10.68% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $2,478,118;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1,663,357;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $595,777;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $135,443;
  • Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric (HS code 51) - an increase of $91,458;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $78,464;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $76,196;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - an increase of $42,369.

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $892,285;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $62,988;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $57,517.
Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
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 3,350,320 24.26 1,686,96398.60
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,910 0.04 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14,800 0.11 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 12,690 0.09 70,207-81.92
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 224,854 1.63 146,39053.60
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,022 0.03 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 27,900 0.20 27,9000.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,532 0.08 74,520-84.52
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7,665,504 55.51 5,187,38647.77
26 Ores, slag and ash 346,005 2.51 1,238,290-72.06
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 60,910 0.44 101,238-39.83
39 Plastics and articles thereof 20,068 0.15 15,58528.76
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 73 0.00 2,499-97.08
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,862 0.02 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,185 0.08 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,886 0.03 5,822-33.25
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 156,377 1.13 64,919140.88
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 135,443 0.98 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,293 0.01 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,441,226 10.44 845,44970.47
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 98,381 0.71 22,185343.46
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 47,300 0.34 32,13647.19
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 41,507 0.30 21,90089.53
65 Headgear and parts thereof 79,173 0.57 36,804115.12
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,504 0.01 0
69 Ceramic products 1,928 0.01 0
70 Glass and glassware 801 0.01 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,102 0.02 0
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,335 0.02 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,428 0.02 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 155 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,280 0.01 0
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 2,138 0.02 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 118 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 344 0.00 38805.26
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 28,568 0.21 14203,957.14
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 31 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia