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

Russia’s Trade with Mongolia

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Mongolia totaled $420,162,469, up 27.08% ($89,522,758) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $408,599,133, up 26.68% ($86,062,665) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $11,563,336, up 42.70% ($3,460,093) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Mongolia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $397,035,797, a 26.27% increase ($82,602,572) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Mongolia was Russia’s 54th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 55th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2458% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2366% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Mongolia was Russia’s 45th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 42nd in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.3708% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3841% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Mongolia was Russia’s 93rd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 94th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0190% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0145% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Mongolia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 59.57% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (64.18% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.11% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (12.38% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.76% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (4.89% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.20% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (8.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.37% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (7.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 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 $36,190,251;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $18,400,740;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $16,682,185;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,368,954;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $2,209,323;
  • 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 $1,647,902;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,377,914;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,228,901.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Mongolia 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 151,325 0.04 173,094-12.58
02 Meat and edible meat offal 215,526 0.05 51,390319.39
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,894 0.00 6,945-29.53
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,305,951 0.81 2,724,47821.34
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 65,035 0.02 17,397273.83
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 308,293 0.08 111,364176.83
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 624,691 0.15 560,01011.55
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 173,157 0.04 228,559-24.24
10 Cereals 21,466,749 5.25 4,784,564348.67
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 875,333 0.21 1,542,542-43.25
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,696,092 0.90 1,486,769148.60
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 124 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,267,616 1.29 5,531,882-4.78
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 720,908 0.18 817,735-11.84
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,435,203 0.35 1,681,034-14.62
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,218,861 1.28 4,497,68216.03
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,440,636 1.58 5,557,24515.90
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 917,101 0.22 1,086,156-15.56
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,973,182 1.46 4,914,80921.53
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,833,711 0.69 2,496,76213.50
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,316,369 0.32 1,218,0888.07
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 709,398 0.17 428,11765.70
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 540,471 0.13 338,47759.68
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 242,866,629 59.44 206,676,37817.51
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 370,835 0.09 382,657-3.09
29 Organic chemicals 2,811,457 0.69 2,109,23033.29
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,382,238 1.07 2,013,284117.67
31 Fertilizers 7,429,290 1.82 7,462,911-0.45
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,349,341 0.33 1,252,7697.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,468,804 0.60 1,913,53429.02
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 2,504,804 0.61 2,543,359-1.52
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 44,933 0.01 93,416-51.90
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,797,005 0.44 1,718,3624.58
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,874,769 0.70 3,933,192-26.91
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,220,548 0.54 1,490,25449.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,155,669 0.28 896,06928.97
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 592,736 0.15 556,9186.43
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7,470 0.00 5,83328.06
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 4,260-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,517,765 0.37 1,418,5227.00
45 Cork and articles of cork 4,739 0.00 4,6032.95
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2 0.00 192-98.96
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 635,602 0.16 676,105-5.99
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,777,561 0.44 787,023125.86
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 17,120 0.00 10,82258.20
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 80,268 0.02 30,019167.39
52 Cotton 41,948 0.01 61,723-32.04
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 292 0.00 20741.06
54 Man-made filaments 613 0.00 100513.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 10,178-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 272,723 0.07 239,18814.02
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 6,876 0.00 13,938-50.67
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8,889 0.00 1,626446.68
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 36,687 0.01 35,8462.35
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 207 0.00 1,401-85.22
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 149,182 0.04 89,21667.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 192,428 0.05 63,149204.72
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 36,893 0.01 17,359112.53
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 203,255 0.05 180,45112.64
65 Headgear and parts thereof 21,181 0.01 26,525-20.15
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 62 0.00 571-89.14
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 256 0.00 467-45.18
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,093,250 0.76 2,549,62321.32
69 Ceramic products 385,485 0.09 379,7611.51
70 Glass and glassware 1,880,541 0.46 2,977,403-36.84
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 29,609 0.01 37,297-20.61
72 Iron and steel 29,403,049 7.20 11,002,309167.24
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,987,215 1.22 3,758,31432.70
74 Copper and articles thereof 96,206 0.02 48,95196.54
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,250-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 596,881 0.15 442,44834.90
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 14,388-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 56,485 0.01 6498,603.39
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 322,568 0.08 96,336234.84
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 326,489 0.08 399,741-18.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,917,744 2.67 10,434,1494.63
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 8,574,287 2.10 8,961,909-4.33
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 3,045,743 0.75 1,397,841117.89
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,959,663 0.72 1,581,74987.11
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,053 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 523,232 0.13 319,25563.89
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 43 0.00 410-89.51
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 593 0.00 209183.73
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 564,994 0.14 530,1036.58
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 83,389 0.02 74,42912.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 281,649 0.07 549,534-48.75
SS Classified 326,262 0.08 65449,787.16

Russia’s Imports from Mongolia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 64.23% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (80.71% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.66% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (13.84% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.56% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (5.07% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $2,215,296;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $564,289;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $342,276;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $303,669;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $164,371;
  • Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric (HS code 51) - an increase of $67,958.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $206,062.
Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
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 2,797,938 24.20 582,642380.22
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 430-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 206,062-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 10,489-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 396,546 3.43 232,17570.80
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,607 0.02 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 27,900 0.24 21,22031.48
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 89,301 0.77 68,73129.93
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7,021,509 60.72 6,457,2208.74
26 Ores, slag and ash 342,276 2.96 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 63,899 0.55 82,828-22.85
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 440 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,503 0.03 457,684.44
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,225 0.04 10,290-58.94
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 22,716 0.20 2398,665.22
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,025 0.02 375,372.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10 0.00 1,747-99.43
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 218,376 1.89 150,41845.18
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 31 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 361 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 451,462 3.90 147,793205.47
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 27,162 0.23 58,512-53.58
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 40,682 0.35 40,721-0.10
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 20,917 0.18 12,78663.59
65 Headgear and parts thereof 21 0.00 576-96.35
69 Ceramic products 300 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 147 0.00 328-55.18
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 297 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 694 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 51 0.00 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 161 0.00 834-80.70
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 49 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 26,494 0.23 17,33652.83
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,236 0.01 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia