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Russian trade in goods with Mexico in Q1 2018

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 first quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Mexico

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Mexico totaled $662,923,764, up 37.94% ($182,352,061) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Mexico in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $460,809,895, up 40.59% ($133,044,909) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Mexico in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $202,113,869, up 32.27% ($49,307,152) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Mexico in the 1st quarter of 2018 was $258,696,026, a 47.86% increase ($83,737,757) over the 1st quarter of 2017.

Mexico was Russia’s 42nd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.4205% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3738% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Mexico was Russia’s 40th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.4473% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3933% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Mexico was Russia’s 42nd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.3701% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3379% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Mexico

The major share of Russian exports to Mexico in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 78.00% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (81.27% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.83% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (2.13% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.83% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (11.93% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.51% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (1.65% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.76% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (2.13% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Mexico in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $100,638,346;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $37,782,592;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $12,027,566;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $4,967,809;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2,649,004.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Mexico in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $16,869,443;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $8,889,769;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3,884,832.
Russia’s exports to Mexico in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 13,276 0.00 0
10 Cereals 44,433,163 9.64 6,650,571568.11
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4,967,809 1.08 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 161,588 0.04 65,586146.38
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,964 0.00 45,023-86.75
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,386 0.00 1422,284.51
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 84,671 0.02 10,710690.58
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 243,286 0.05 203,02319.83
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 32,530-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,352,380 0.94 1,703,376155.51
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 509,399 0.11 427,72819.09
29 Organic chemicals 804,997 0.17 19,4304,043.06
30 Pharmaceutical products 44,289 0.01 75,902-41.65
31 Fertilizers 8,483,415 1.84 25,352,858-66.54
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 64,602-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 862,040 0.19 100,745755.67
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 30,562 0.01 5555,467.27
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 59,581 0.01 68,822-13.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 305,600 0.07 63,424381.84
40 Rubber and articles thereof 24,968,362 5.42 12,940,79692.94
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,231 0.00 1210,158.33
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,191,513 0.26 495,491140.47
45 Cork and articles of cork 47 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 29,508-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,762,703 1.25 4,876,33218.18
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 355 0.00 2,112-83.19
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 33 0.00 14135.71
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 93 0.00 30210.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 175 0.00 1656.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 28,072 0.01 84,233-66.67
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 24,985 0.01 2,916756.82
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 342,031 0.07 307,78911.13
70 Glass and glassware 151,109 0.03 79,71689.56
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 16 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 341,340,782 74.07 240,702,43641.81
73 Articles of iron or steel 34,933 0.01 12,920170.38
74 Copper and articles thereof 411 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 13,525,220 2.94 22,414,989-39.66
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,514,168 0.98 3,230,28239.75
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 3,081-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 16,968 0.00 1,4161,098.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,983,576 0.43 2,157,884-8.08
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 958,593 0.21 193,876394.44
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 557,740 0.12 4,442,572-87.45
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17,411 0.00 202,134-91.39
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 300 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 122 0.00 9,522-98.72
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 23,540 0.01 38,000-38.05
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 3,040-100.00
SS Classified 0 0.00 649 193-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Mexico

The major share of Russian imports from Mexico in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 78.14% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (75.01% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.36% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (5.59% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.47% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (9.97% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.14% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (3.22% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.76% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (1.28% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.20% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (2.51% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Mexico in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 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 $12,981,997;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $11,715,787;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $10,395,703;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $4,447,237;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $3,782,339;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,779,571;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,151,912;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,036,992;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,335,164.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Mexico in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $3,458,991;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $771,041.
Russia’s imports from Mexico in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,199,689 0.59 986,40021.62
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 30,663 0.02 14,174116.33
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 19,031 0.01 6,063213.89
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,401,691 1.68 4,002,952-15.02
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 726,805 0.36 866,142-16.09
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 597,436 0.30 164,804262.51
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 9,652-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 22,318 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 114,483 0.06 81,15941.06
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 41,085 0.02 41,354-0.65
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,183 0.00 22,225-81.18
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 112-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 659,631 0.33 151,697334.83
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 50,049 0.02 821,090-93.90
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,855,763 3.89 7,842,7910.17
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 379,131 0.19 222,47370.42
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 284,227 0.14 214,68332.39
26 Ores, slag and ash 273,000 0.14 211,70028.96
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,863 0.00 445543.37
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 66,341 0.03 94,477-29.78
29 Organic chemicals 781,676 0.39 246,986216.49
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,653,254 1.81 1,501,342143.33
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 40,036-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,060,467 2.50 1,278,128295.93
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 492,859 0.24 712,596-30.84
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 9,703 0.00 7,91722.56
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 107,563 0.05 244,460-56.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 32,202 0.02 11328,397.35
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 522,417 0.26 321,62862.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,136,127 2.05 2,099,13597.04
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,026,254 1.00 1,996,0481.51
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 154,155 0.08 302,796-49.09
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12,439 0.01 2,907327.90
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 37 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 25,330 0.01 2,596875.73
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 373,983 0.19 3,832,974-90.24
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 24,841-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 612 0.00 381,510.53
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 114,400 0.06 598,687-80.89
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 121,981 0.06 66,47883.49
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 7 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 98,871 0.05 41,277139.53
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 631,055 0.31 435,71444.83
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 476,170 0.24 706,290-32.58
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 67,242 0.03 44,80650.07
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,726 0.00 14,240-38.72
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8,115 0.00 21,089-61.52
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 297,002 0.15 238,52724.52
69 Ceramic products 56,933 0.03 213,441-73.33
70 Glass and glassware 412,123 0.20 369,40411.56
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,914 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 38,402-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,987,248 1.97 2,652,08450.34
74 Copper and articles thereof 58,802 0.03 16,891248.13
75 Nickel and articles thereof 340,648 0.17 723,270-52.90
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 294,614 0.15 481,627-38.83
78 Lead and articles thereof 580 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 7,595 0.00 809,393.75
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 19-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 424,936 0.21 49,613756.50
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 339,345 0.17 351,550-3.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 886,315 0.44 605,43246.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 39,256,905 19.42 28,861,20236.02
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 41,590,631 20.58 28,608,63445.38
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 46,331,677 22.92 34,615,89033.85
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,106,497 2.53 659,260674.58
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 25,654,535 12.69 21,874,96417.28
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 375 0.00 2,152-82.57
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 96,832 0.05 15,413528.25
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 863,002 0.43 439,05796.56
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 908,737 0.45 916,496-0.85
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 547,589 0.27 537,4551.89
SS Classified 0 0.00 238 339-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia