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Russian trade with Mexico in 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 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Mexico

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Mexico totaled $2,467,957,901, up 44.68% ($762,098,085) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Mexico in 2017 totaled $1,516,386,784, up 42.86% ($454,933,167) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Mexico in 2017 totaled $951,571,117, up 47.67% ($307,164,918) from 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Mexico in 2017 was $564,815,667, a 35.43% increase ($147,768,249) over 2016.

Mexico was Russia’s 43rd largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 46th in 2016), accounting for 0.4226% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3647% in 2016).

Mexico was Russia’s 42nd largest export market in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.4247% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3718% in 2016).

Mexico was Russia’s 39th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 44th in 2016), accounting for 0.4193% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3536% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Mexico

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 79.41% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (76.27% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.31% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (10.17% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.54% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (7.94% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.52% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (1.58% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.22% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (2.40% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.76% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (1.43% in 2016).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $366,499,374;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $40,494,935;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $35,450,795;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $22,751,665;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $5,441,691;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $5,242,142.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $16,717,787;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $6,956,274;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $5,050,000.
Russia’s exports to Mexico in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 9,157 0.00 7,58320.76
10 Cereals 65,836,142 4.34 82,553,929-20.25
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 321 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 657,613 0.04 139,112372.72
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 80,790 0.01 40,223100.86
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 11,608 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,699 0.00 5,255-29.61
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,162,023 0.08 93,9951,136.26
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,104,426 0.07 1,439,038-23.25
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 65,060 0.00 72,058-9.71
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,526,886 0.76 15,151,816-23.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,727,044 0.11 1,237,67639.54
29 Organic chemicals 1,521,836 0.10 258,469488.79
30 Pharmaceutical products 323,087 0.02 253,01927.69
31 Fertilizers 103,817,026 6.85 63,322,09163.95
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 227,478 0.02 59,328283.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 231,924 0.02 272,793-14.98
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 29,889 0.00 8563,391.71
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 358 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 31,928 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 459,920 0.03 30,6821,398.99
39 Plastics and articles thereof 731,136 0.05 453,51261.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 77,516,661 5.11 42,065,86684.27
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,178 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,333,077 0.22 2,510,22532.78
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 162,876 0.01 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 19,484,469 1.28 14,242,32736.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 26,860 0.00 26,3631.89
52 Cotton 0 0.00 344-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 36,864 0.00 27513,305.09
55 Man-made staple fibers 44,391 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 45,720 0.00 6,174640.52
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,294 0.00 892,477.53
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 19,162 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,727 0.00 399,456.41
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,436 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 103,196 0.01 87,01318.60
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 19,712 0.00 71,047-72.25
65 Headgear and parts thereof 68 0.00 22209.09
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,168 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,061,572 0.07 132,944698.51
69 Ceramic products 1,463 0.00 521180.81
70 Glass and glassware 755,790 0.05 239,611215.42
72 Iron and steel 1,110,287,940 73.22 743,788,56649.27
73 Articles of iron or steel 132,743 0.01 279,657-52.53
74 Copper and articles thereof 119,621 0.01 81,34247.06
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,534 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 81,738,256 5.39 58,986,59138.57
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 35,828-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 9-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 11,863,732 0.78 6,422,04184.73
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,092 0.00 13,412-62.03
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11,905 0.00 11,4164.28
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,240,545 0.41 13,196,819-52.71
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 6,239,799 0.41 2,365,554163.78
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 0 0.00 1,453,200-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,285,637 0.35 3,022,97574.85
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 5,050,000-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 665,480 0.04 420,56058.24
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 47,671 0.00 14,275233.95
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 791,777 0.05 134,024490.77
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,475 0.00 1761,874.43
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 12,624 0.00 6,46095.42
SS Classified 751,918 0.05 1 395 438-46.12

Russia’s Imports from Mexico

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 68.88% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (73.38% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.56% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (9.96% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.97% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (7.64% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.80% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (0.20% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.51% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (5.59% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.15% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (0.91% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Mexico in 2017 over 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 $136,901,849;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $63,494,242;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $25,330,446;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $24,033,282;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $15,010,492;
  • 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 $11,698,692;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $9,489,223;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $9,289,363;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $5,218,084;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4,093,846;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $4,088,260;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $3,912,832.

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $7,037,984.
Russia’s imports from Mexico in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,092,344 0.22 2,274,191-8.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 97,209 0.01 104,441-6.92
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 147,479 0.02 62,185137.16
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 25,895,860 2.72 10,885,368137.90
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,800,624 0.40 4,151,952-8.46
10 Cereals 17 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,118,705 0.22 1,914,71910.65
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 55,847 0.01 21,568158.93
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 303,091 0.03 179,13169.20
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 112,054 0.01 175,672-36.21
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 50,102 0.01 23,933109.34
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 112 0.00 90,724-99.88
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,890,783 0.20 1,554,63021.62
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,058,695 0.11 3,442,375-69.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 42,162,212 4.43 38,073,95210.74
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,676,913 0.18 1,217,55737.73
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 846,774 0.09 943,057-10.21
26 Ores, slag and ash 63,823,676 6.71 329,43419,273.74
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,355 0.00 1,873132.51
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 990,077 0.10 246,679301.36
29 Organic chemicals 1,940,293 0.20 1,265,27853.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,196,464 0.86 7,375,35011.13
31 Fertilizers 278,734 0.03 251,114,836.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 13,335,009 1.40 3,845,786246.74
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,405,548 0.25 3,469,988-30.68
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 62,600 0.01 1,215,973-94.85
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,455,070 0.15 1,691,259-13.97
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 190,343 0.02 1,01018,745.84
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,484,182 0.26 1,546,10060.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,335,522 1.40 9,241,67644.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,790,332 0.82 6,113,72827.42
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 17,035 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,009,777 0.11 811,48424.44
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,136 0.00 77,928-85.71
45 Cork and articles of cork 18 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 16,705 0.00 1,4861,024.16
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 76,848 0.01 82,683-7.06
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,981,290 0.52 1,068,458366.21
54 Man-made filaments 49,391 0.01 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 201 0.00 206,861-99.90
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,291,254 0.56 73,1707,131.45
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 215,586 0.02 304,555-29.21
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,843 0.00 170984.12
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 255,708 0.03 364,623-29.87
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,312,043 0.24 1,524,90751.62
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,395,099 0.25 2,909,822-17.69
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 259,224 0.03 376,052-31.07
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 94,310 0.01 97,669-3.44
65 Headgear and parts thereof 47,673 0.01 9,184419.09
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,078,516 0.11 767,66040.49
69 Ceramic products 503,957 0.05 211,549138.22
70 Glass and glassware 1,300,590 0.14 1,502,249-13.42
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 35,608 0.00 64,238-44.57
72 Iron and steel 51,399 0.01 453,152-88.66
73 Articles of iron or steel 31,663,644 3.33 38,701,628-18.19
74 Copper and articles thereof 25,419,552 2.67 89,10628,427.32
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,407,581 0.25 2,576,856-6.57
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,203,651 0.23 1,844,28519.49
78 Lead and articles thereof 69 0.00 207-66.67
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4,286 0.00 3,33328.59
80 Tin and articles thereof 786 0.00 195303.08
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 719,401 0.08 512,81540.28
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,376,085 0.14 2,846,259-51.65
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,467,930 0.26 2,212,17011.56
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 156,147,157 16.41 146,857,7946.33
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 142,906,350 15.02 131,207,6588.92
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 249,790,539 26.25 112,888,690121.27
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,923,697 0.52 4,256,44015.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 101,716,720 10.69 77,683,43830.94
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7,939 0.00 5,86035.48
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 192,137 0.02 110,16474.41
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 3,348,678 0.35 2,358,86441.96
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,518,987 0.47 5,130,977-11.93
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,951,058 0.31 2,696,4329.44
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 1,854-100.00
SS Classified 198,633 0.02 53 660270.17
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia