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Russian trade in goods with Mexico in Q2 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 second quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Mexico

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Mexico totaled $729,510,647, up 15.38% ($97,230,266) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Mexico in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $530,316,978, up 36.59% ($142,049,793) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Mexico in the 2nd quarter of 2018 were $199,193,669, down 18.37% ($44,819,527) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Mexico in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $331,123,309, a 129.54% increase ($186,869,320) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Mexico was Russia’s 40th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.4268% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.4524% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Mexico was Russia’s 41st largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 40th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.4812% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.4624% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Mexico was Russia’s 46th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 40th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.3281% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.4374% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Mexico

The major share of Russian exports to Mexico in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 71.58% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (72.76% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.42% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (21.53% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.99% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (2.86% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.30% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (0.34% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.24% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (1.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Mexico in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $120,351,290;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $35,129,368;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $6,684,777;
  • 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 $4,127,566;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,948,051.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Mexico in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $24,070,792;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $5,519,677;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $2,652,593.
Russia’s exports to Mexico in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
01 Live animals 922 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 20,484 0.00 0
10 Cereals 45,579,166 8.59 10,449,798336.17
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,684,777 1.26 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 39,070 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 148,582 0.03 213,811-30.51
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 8,488-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 11,608-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,963 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 314,913 0.06 102,722206.57
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 205,000 0.04 336,208-39.03
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 154,811 0.03 32,530375.90
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,465,663 0.84 3,846,12716.11
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 839,801 0.16 204,473310.71
29 Organic chemicals 789,986 0.15 416,98289.45
30 Pharmaceutical products 89,439 0.02 107,548-16.84
31 Fertilizers 55,659,477 10.50 61,179,154-9.02
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 115,920-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 33,906 0.01 46,056-26.38
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 95,731 0.02 1,8255,145.53
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 36,019 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 22,495 0.00 83,542-73.07
39 Plastics and articles thereof 202,345 0.04 110,97682.33
40 Rubber and articles thereof 18,676,334 3.52 21,328,927-12.44
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 468 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,582,818 0.49 634,767306.89
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 30,286-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,989,723 0.75 4,431,970-9.98
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,736 0.00 4,6960.85
52 Cotton 17 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 26,877 0.01 36,864-27.09
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 2,300-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 45,705-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 269 0.00 2,045-86.85
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 19,091 0.00 0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 1,698-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,569 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 601 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 539 0.00 13,063-95.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 36,400 0.01 28612,627.27
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 68-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 11 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 257,417 0.05 460,759-44.13
70 Glass and glassware 270,065 0.05 91,559194.96
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 27 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 374,202,241 70.56 253,850,95147.41
73 Articles of iron or steel 63,667 0.01 32,91993.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,237 0.00 1,286-3.81
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,687-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,155,361 0.22 25,226,153-95.42
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,099,502 0.77 3,375,59621.45
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 51,685 0.01 35614,418.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 29,214 0.01 7,325298.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,553,715 0.29 439,387253.61
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 4,604,843 0.87 477,277864.82
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 142,370 0.03 365,410-61.04
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 574,492 0.11 46,6311,132.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,540 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 9,787 0.00 36,779-73.39
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 142,415 0.03 18,396674.16
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 359 0.00 82337.80
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 30,510 0.01 4,264615.53
SS Classified 2,399,528 0.45 29 9257,918.47

Russia’s Imports from Mexico

The major share of Russian imports from Mexico in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 74.94% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (64.18% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.65% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (7.80% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.85% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (5.41% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.97% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (10.63% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.76% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (1.65% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.47% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (8.92% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Mexico in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $8,874,980;
  • 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 $8,523,712;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $4,135,884;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $3,084,778;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $722,985.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Mexico in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $23,829,130;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $21,250,572;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $18,012,637;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,759,455;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $2,416,198;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,042,471;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1,453,456;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1,105,671;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $873,996.
Russia’s imports from Mexico in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 568,940 0.29 476,90719.30
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 33,094 0.02 14,423129.45
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 131,488 0.07 112,88816.48
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,915,646 2.97 7,369,102-19.72
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,521,557 0.76 1,363,62911.58
10 Cereals 0 0.00 17-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 905,178 0.45 528,93271.13
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,611 0.00 34,535-86.65
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 73,091 0.04 72,8320.36
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 9,933 0.00 26,050-61.87
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 3,103-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 376 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,015,096 0.51 470,140115.91
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 159,346 0.08 27,889471.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,333,111 6.19 8,197,22750.45
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 542,928 0.27 341,39159.03
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 608,817 0.31 182,369233.84
26 Ores, slag and ash 320,000 0.16 21,570,572-98.52
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 578 0.00 1,269-54.45
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 36,039 0.02 98,853-63.54
29 Organic chemicals 757,219 0.38 425,42977.99
30 Pharmaceutical products 344,577 0.17 2,387,048-85.56
31 Fertilizers 6,273 0.00 100,766-93.77
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,614,228 2.82 2,529,450121.95
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 597,227 0.30 570,6394.66
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 139,703 0.07 1,12412,329.09
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 280,558 0.14 262,5546.86
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 113,563 0.06 80613,989.70
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 482,841 0.24 1,588,512-69.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,290,355 1.65 3,057,5527.61
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,978,962 0.99 2,190,065-9.64
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 68,206 0.03 5,0831,241.85
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 189,262 0.10 159,11218.95
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,021 0.00 8,037-74.85
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 2-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 36 0.00 6,115-99.41
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 15,984 0.01 15,1325.63
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 253,180 0.13 131,02093.24
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 24,542-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 163-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 119,254 0.06 2,535,452-95.30
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 7,959 0.00 48,979-83.75
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 281-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 74,644 0.04 106,832-30.13
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 572,743 0.29 752,118-23.85
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 576,372 0.29 498,27815.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 69,924 0.04 39,97674.91
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 90,810 0.05 7,1521,169.71
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10,873 0.01 20,244-46.29
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 249,232 0.13 283,307-12.03
69 Ceramic products 200,546 0.10 114,26975.50
70 Glass and glassware 103,112 0.05 288,753-64.29
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,537 0.00 6,916-63.32
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,265,079 1.64 6,024,534-45.80
74 Copper and articles thereof 28,594 0.01 18,041,231-99.84
75 Nickel and articles thereof 527,179 0.26 136,550286.07
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 507,546 0.25 615,148-17.49
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 69-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 2,836 0.00 1481,816.22
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 746,996 0.38 169,198341.49
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 431,464 0.22 288,11249.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 413,696 0.21 652,522-36.60
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 37,206,870 18.68 37,217,238-0.03
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 36,668,959 18.41 28,145,24730.28
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 42,074,419 21.12 65,903,549-36.16
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,859,812 0.93 2,733,808-31.97
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 31,473,276 15.80 22,598,29639.27
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 562 0.00 2,264-75.18
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 114,945 0.06 29,822285.44
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 1,030,852 0.52 562,23183.35
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,541,542 0.77 818,55788.32
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 907,012 0.46 944,153-3.93
SS Classified 0 0.00 72 683-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia