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Russian trade in goods with Mexico in Q3 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 third quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Mexico

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Mexico totaled $829,570,626, up 26.10% ($171,702,772) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Mexico in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $556,785,395, up 51.50% ($189,274,442) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Mexico in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $272,785,231, down 6.05% ($17,571,670) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Mexico in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $284,000,164, a 268.09% increase ($206,846,112) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Mexico was Russia’s 38th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 40th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.4821% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.4500% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Mexico was Russia’s 38th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 42nd in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.4963% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.4305% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Mexico was Russia’s 34th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 33rd in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.4556% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.4773% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Mexico

The major share of Russian exports to Mexico in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 76.00% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (81.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.99% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (9.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.61% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (6.61% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.40% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (1.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.07% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (0.86% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Mexico in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $149,181,992;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $31,596,043;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $24,951,369;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2,755,327.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Mexico in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $24,805,832;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $2,523,467.
Russia’s exports to Mexico in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
10 Cereals 64,109,740 11.51 32,513,69797.18
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,577,302 0.28 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2 0.00 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 321-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 131,866 0.02 185,947-29.08
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 160,962 0.03 23,763577.36
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 170,700 0.03 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,157 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 51,084 0.01 544,707-90.62
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 526,700 0.09 266,14297.90
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 36,987 0.01 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,927,837 1.06 3,172,51086.85
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 567,059 0.10 509,41911.31
29 Organic chemicals 1,481,292 0.27 693,320113.65
30 Pharmaceutical products 127,689 0.02 68,31586.91
31 Fertilizers 26,186,797 4.70 1,235,4282,019.65
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,342 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 44,656 0.01 85,123-47.54
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 113,525 0.02 15,241644.87
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 42 0.00 358-88.27
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 40,221 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 426,687 0.08 232,60283.44
39 Plastics and articles thereof 192,950 0.03 145,59932.52
40 Rubber and articles thereof 18,773,869 3.37 21,297,336-11.85
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 402 0.00 964-58.30
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,810,858 0.33 836,642116.44
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,992,934 1.08 5,094,14917.64
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 671 0.00 6,418-89.55
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 42,091-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 8 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2 0.00 212-99.06
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 169 0.00 0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 6,774-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 279 0.00 3,628-92.31
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7 0.00 3,263-99.79
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,064 0.00 5,90019.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 135 0.00 14,606-99.08
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 1,168-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 124,114 0.02 40,719204.81
69 Ceramic products 13,882 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 157,636 0.03 142,68310.48
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 418,142,027 75.10 268,960,03555.47
73 Articles of iron or steel 36,257 0.01 70,690-48.71
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,045 0.00 118,335-99.12
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,386,012 0.25 26,191,844-94.71
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,603,729 0.65 2,649,91235.99
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,043 0.00 1,655144.29
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,580 0.00 2,623112.73
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 917,207 0.16 998,312-8.12
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 2,476,309 0.44 928,833166.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 435,707 0.08 46,995827.13
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 137,840 0.02 17,093706.41
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5,977 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4,540 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 5,035 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 62,079 0.01 327,205-81.03
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,863 0.00 3,056-6.32
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,710 0.00 5,320-67.86
SS Classified 790,795 0.14 0

Russia’s Imports from Mexico

The major share of Russian imports from Mexico in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 70.20% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (61.96% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.84% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (7.70% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.65% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (7.90% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.01% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (4.56% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.58% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (1.25% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.26% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (15.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Mexico in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $21,421,009;
  • 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 $15,529,815;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,755,453;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,672,951;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $1,595,568.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Mexico in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $43,070,851;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $6,225,872;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3,870,451;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3,389,072;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $1,949,069;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1,543,508;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1,442,989.
Russia’s imports from Mexico in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 652,019 0.24 148,635338.67
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 27,416 0.01 34,263-19.98
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 47,190 0.02 28,15867.59
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,731,223 1.73 6,274,731-24.60
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,154,776 0.42 672,60071.69
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,345 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 373,020 0.14 1,040,198-64.14
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 10,525 0.00 5,255100.29
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 10,947 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 62,919 0.02 66,740-5.73
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 34,420 0.01 44,650-22.91
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,530 0.00 11,767-87.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,613 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 852,740 0.31 631,44135.05
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 48,951 0.02 146,897-66.68
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,842,515 4.71 13,088,380-1.88
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 734,771-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 410,318 0.15 162,050153.20
26 Ores, slag and ash 307,600 0.11 43,378,451-99.29
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 636 0.00 1,551-58.99
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 288,889 0.11 88,394226.82
29 Organic chemicals 468,099 0.17 341,38737.12
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,042,436 0.38 1,239,004-15.87
31 Fertilizers 33 0.00 4,247-99.22
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6,137,670 2.25 4,542,10235.13
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 613,823 0.23 634,116-3.20
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 53,025 0.02 28,80784.07
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 223,100 0.08 385,787-42.17
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 28 0.00 120,305-99.98
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,977,928 0.73 304,977548.55
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,025,541 1.48 3,654,77410.14
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,568,463 0.57 1,893,500-17.17
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 11,952-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 141,909 0.05 172,736-17.85
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,079 0.00 801,248.75
45 Cork and articles of cork 2 0.00 3-33.33
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 6,956 0.00 3,169119.50
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,364 0.00 3,88138.21
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 290,894 0.11 332,175-12.43
54 Man-made filaments 35,538 0.01 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 186,677 0.07 2,135,746-91.26
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,048 0.00 53,166-98.03
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 595 0.00 1,562-61.91
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 113,741 0.04 58,84593.29
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 643,329 0.24 491,08831.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 482,745 0.18 723,244-33.25
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 86,637 0.03 98,233-11.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 39,313 0.01 60,962-35.51
65 Headgear and parts thereof 47 0.00 2,696-98.26
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 332,992 0.12 270,42123.14
69 Ceramic products 228,999 0.08 72,510215.82
70 Glass and glassware 163,685 0.06 361,690-54.74
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 701 0.00 18,465-96.20
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 12,997-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,753,889 1.74 10,979,761-56.70
74 Copper and articles thereof 30,486,861 11.18 9,065,852236.28
75 Nickel and articles thereof 526,040 0.19 731,672-28.10
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 336,859 0.12 549,879-38.74
79 Zinc and articles thereof 517 0.00 5101.37
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 755,153 0.28 124,584506.14
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 557,615 0.20 280,41898.85
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 324,831 0.12 623,114-47.87
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 38,895,896 14.26 34,140,44313.93
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 51,925,728 19.04 36,395,91342.67
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 72,143,204 26.45 76,013,655-5.09
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 87,639 0.03 1,530,628-94.27
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 28,439,790 10.43 31,828,862-10.65
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 689 0.00 3,351-79.44
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 109,506 0.04 72,34351.37
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 912,350 0.33 1,512,138-39.66
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,034,058 0.38 1,288,254-19.73
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 727,509 0.27 618,21517.68
SS Classified 30,108 0.01 3 750702.88
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia