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

Russia’s Trade with Mongolia

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Mongolia totaled $376,000,832, up 9.45% ($32,463,368) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $365,350,182, up 9.97% ($33,134,367) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $10,650,650, down 5.93% ($670,999) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $354,699,532, a 10.53% increase ($33,805,366) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Mongolia was Russia’s 53rd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 55th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2185% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2350% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Mongolia was Russia’s 44th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 45th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.3256% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3892% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Mongolia was Russia’s 95th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 94th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0178% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0186% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Mongolia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 64.61% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (58.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.13% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (11.76% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.81% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (8.04% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.43% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (13.66% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.40% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (5.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd 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 $42,922,359;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $8,270,464;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $5,185,071;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $1,392,923.

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

  • 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) - a decrease of $13,244,900;
  • 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) - a decrease of $6,991,840;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $6,625,318;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $2,636,557.
Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
01 Live animals 15,632 0.00 9,67861.52
02 Meat and edible meat offal 217,875 0.06 22,981848.07
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,619 0.00 7,546-25.54
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,517,032 0.69 2,033,56523.77
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 759 0.00 872-12.96
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 79,308 0.02 37,014114.26
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 516,262 0.14 527,709-2.17
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 194,065 0.05 208,191-6.79
10 Cereals 2,692,221 0.74 2,468,0929.08
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 784,476 0.21 616,38727.27
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,147,262 0.86 5,783,819-45.59
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 323 0.00 18,685-98.27
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,077,721 1.39 5,324,939-4.64
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 494,665 0.14 475,7143.98
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,779,871 0.49 1,639,7348.55
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,939,179 1.35 5,215,418-5.30
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,398,007 1.48 5,260,2102.62
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,076,949 0.29 751,16343.37
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,496,155 1.23 4,682,500-3.98
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,098,189 0.57 2,338,915-10.29
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 697,627 0.19 1,203,895-42.05
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 784,083 0.21 454,84672.38
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 449,472 0.12 392,57414.49
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 235,598,437 64.49 192,676,07822.28
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 546,927 0.15 441,39523.91
29 Organic chemicals 1,516,238 0.42 2,547,155-40.47
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,456,056 0.95 2,764,83325.00
31 Fertilizers 7,955,525 2.18 8,810,442-9.70
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,417,350 0.39 843,49568.03
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,667,415 0.73 2,083,35928.03
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 3,157,672 0.86 2,535,78724.52
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 147,599 0.04 63,933130.87
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,517,276 0.42 1,919,657-20.96
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,398 0.00 3,020-20.60
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,655,260 0.73 2,356,83812.66
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,464,071 0.67 1,772,26939.03
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,032,948 0.28 583,15977.13
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 144,693 0.04 194,484-25.60
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,307 0.00 7,102-67.52
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,553,605 0.43 2,032,204-23.55
45 Cork and articles of cork 979 0.00 65349.92
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 432 0.00 724-40.33
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 436,608 0.12 453,887-3.81
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,432,180 0.39 648,799120.74
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 31,414 0.01 34,238-8.25
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 78,672 0.02 149,186-47.27
52 Cotton 76,346 0.02 49,89353.02
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 164 0.00 14314.69
54 Man-made filaments 1,140 0.00 1,502-24.10
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 416,707 0.11 304,85636.69
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 38,435 0.01 37,0703.68
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 406 0.00 25857.36
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,679 0.00 46,368-92.07
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 101,868 0.03 114,984-11.41
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 122,898 0.03 106,91514.95
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 21,439 0.01 26,515-19.14
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 220,452 0.06 130,44069.01
65 Headgear and parts thereof 29,120 0.01 3,899646.86
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 587-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 818 0.00 1,708-52.11
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,618,965 0.99 2,226,04262.57
69 Ceramic products 410,008 0.11 347,72717.91
70 Glass and glassware 3,223,397 0.88 2,654,95721.41
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11,463 0.00 26,848-57.30
72 Iron and steel 16,566,213 4.53 11,381,14245.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,682,800 1.56 4,849,70917.18
74 Copper and articles thereof 32,669 0.01 40,729-19.79
75 Nickel and articles thereof 21,675 0.01 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 732,731 0.20 868,763-15.66
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,483-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 14,346 0.00 4,924191.35
80 Tin and articles thereof 97 0.00 34,245-99.72
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 23 0.00 1,057-97.82
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 143,841 0.04 117,22622.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 205,094 0.06 125,32263.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,082,284 1.94 13,707,602-48.33
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 7,321,214 2.00 14,313,054-48.85
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 544,490 0.15 13,789,390-96.05
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,305,312 3.09 3,034,848272.52
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,903 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 884,818 0.24 519,91770.18
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 441 0.00 1,005-56.12
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 237 0.00 356-33.43
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 370,187 0.10 532,733-30.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 27,845 0.01 53,078-47.54
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 725,114 0.20 313,131131.57
SS Classified 108,729 0.03 48 245125.37

Russia’s Imports from Mongolia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 70.78% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (71.04% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 15.94% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (12.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.44% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (16.50% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $315,571;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $241,543;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - an increase of $59,858;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $55,427;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $46,191;
  • Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric (HS code 51) - an increase of $44,296.

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $621,582;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $467,625;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $157,461;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $115,881;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $82,993.
Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
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 907,444 8.52 1,529,026-40.65
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 3,937-100.00
10 Cereals 1,507 0.01 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 157,461-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 413,427 3.88 171,884140.53
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,336 0.02 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 6,034-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7,450,995 69.96 7,533,988-1.10
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 467,625-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 87,617 0.82 41,426111.50
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 12,924-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 274 0.00 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 596 0.01 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 55,427 0.52 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 129,162 1.21 84,86652.20
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 746-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,398,732 13.13 1,083,16129.13
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 13,182 0.12 129,063-89.79
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,055 0.06 18,213-66.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 36,740 0.34 15,043144.23
65 Headgear and parts thereof 114,370 1.07 54,512109.81
72 Iron and steel 16 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 111 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 18 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,240 0.11 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 1,348 0.01 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 19,862 0.19 11,74069.18
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 191 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia