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Russian trade in goods with Mongolia in Q1 2019

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 first quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Mongolia

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Mongolia totaled $381,236,664, up 28.79% ($85,213,400) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $374,027,599, up 30.12% ($86,578,593) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $7,209,065, down 15.92% ($1,365,193) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Mongolia in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $366,818,534, a 31.54% increase ($87,943,786) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Mongolia was Russia’s 57th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 62nd in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2422% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1878% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Mongolia was Russia’s 45th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 50th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.3583% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2790% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Mongolia was Russia’s 99th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 96th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0136% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0157% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Mongolia

The major share of Russian exports to Mongolia in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 72.93% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (53.96% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.39% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (22.03% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.58% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (7.99% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.05% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (5.03% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.20% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (7.22% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 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 $117,678,904;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $5,795,050;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5,402,270.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $27,062,982;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $7,229,776;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $2,070,741;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,852,262;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,518,300;
  • 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 $1,312,532;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1,310,000;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $1,285,185.
Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
01 Live animals 174,152 0.05 1,33512,945.09
02 Meat and edible meat offal 160,302 0.04 309,223-48.16
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 759 0.00 3,891-80.49
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,655,768 0.71 2,744,583-3.24
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 1-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 42,483 0.01 69,873-39.20
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 757,221 0.20 689,4409.83
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 96,822 0.03 135,070-28.32
10 Cereals 2,231,232 0.60 29,294,214-92.38
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 922,412 0.25 611,98950.72
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,527,731 1.75 732,681790.94
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 13,695 0.00 1,0661,184.71
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,974,502 1.06 4,497,153-11.62
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 407,728 0.11 416,052-2.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,581,915 0.42 1,609,664-1.72
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,398,182 1.44 6,069,212-11.06
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,686,078 1.25 5,116,233-8.41
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 727,445 0.19 691,1635.25
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,230,963 1.13 3,905,5698.33
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,702,223 0.46 2,159,998-21.19
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,431,376 0.38 3,502,117-59.13
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,129,118 0.30 776,39945.43
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 420,028 0.11 421,571-0.37
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 272,368,556 72.82 154,689,65276.07
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 381,754 0.10 365,6264.41
29 Organic chemicals 1,533,272 0.41 3,051,572-49.75
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,105,604 0.56 2,432,931-13.45
31 Fertilizers 7,471,664 2.00 7,217,3393.52
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 495,808 0.13 444,89811.44
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,920,847 0.51 3,230,847-40.55
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 1,993,666 0.53 2,191,043-9.01
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 39,169 0.01 41,187-4.90
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,749,017 0.47 909,85392.23
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,634,780 0.44 1,707,582-4.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 988,689 0.26 847,63816.64
40 Rubber and articles thereof 547,471 0.15 515,6896.16
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 193,244 0.05 257,754-25.03
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,371 0.00 1,52655.37
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,352,455 0.36 942,40443.51
45 Cork and articles of cork 731 0.00 1,762-58.51
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 290 0.00 43574.42
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,074,454 0.29 399,286169.09
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,047,950 0.28 980,9036.84
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,405 0.00 14,357-48.42
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 6,072 0.00 67,956-91.06
52 Cotton 23,339 0.01 21,9486.34
54 Man-made filaments 273 0.00 724-62.29
55 Man-made staple fibers 10,149 0.00 6,86447.86
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 66,340 0.02 68,264-2.82
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 30,261 0.01 27,32810.73
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 262 0.00 2,516-89.59
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 46,547 0.01 10,606338.87
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2,162 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 66,105 0.02 85,337-22.54
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 117,630 0.03 156,033-24.61
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 56,381 0.02 27,277106.70
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 274,145 0.07 290,094-5.50
65 Headgear and parts thereof 34,321 0.01 1,9361,672.78
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 354 0.00 7,665-95.38
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,792,659 0.48 1,654,5958.34
69 Ceramic products 243,368 0.07 270,176-9.92
70 Glass and glassware 3,469,324 0.93 4,754,509-27.03
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 11,929-100.00
72 Iron and steel 9,568,584 2.56 16,798,360-43.04
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,622,747 0.43 3,475,009-53.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 25,304 0.01 66,133-61.74
75 Nickel and articles thereof 189,539 0.05 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 392,721 0.10 207,44689.31
78 Lead and articles thereof 58 0.00 9,135-99.37
79 Zinc and articles thereof 20,128 0.01 7,925153.98
80 Tin and articles thereof 606 0.00 3,319-81.74
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 90,511 0.02 124,850-27.50
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 71,542 0.02 65,2809.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,444,418 2.53 4,042,148133.65
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 5,741,496 1.54 7,054,028-18.61
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 784,103 0.21 1,151,754-31.92
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,579,086 0.69 1,670,93054.35
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,686 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 330,743 0.09 530,069-37.60
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6 0.00 1,290-99.53
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 248 0.00 310-20.00
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 383,409 0.10 358,1107.06
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 35,498 0.01 49,151-27.78
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 324,142 0.09 365,613-11.34

Russia’s Imports from Mongolia

The major share of Russian imports from Mongolia in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 76.96% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (78.01% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 8.07% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (6.63% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.14% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.47% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (14.43% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 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) - an increase of $245,627;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $195,078;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $175,997;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $117,737;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $61,482;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $57,865;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $35,305;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $28,321.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $940,783;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $739,395;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $359,184;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $100,200;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $42,696;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $30,052;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $28,977;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $27,900;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $26,611.
Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 180,267 2.50 1,121,050-83.92
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 119,600 1.66 58,118105.79
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,363 0.12 1,948329.31
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 27,900 0.39 55,800-50.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 57,865 0.80 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,437,918 75.43 5,797,102-6.20
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 739,395-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 109,931 1.52 152,627-27.97
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 35,305 0.49 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 3,623-100.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 26,611-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,822 0.03 31,874-94.28
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 513 0.01 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 1,455-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 91,607 1.27 82,53610.99
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 2,499-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 352,600 4.89 234,86350.13
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 82,003 1.14 110,980-26.11
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,667 0.11 107,867-92.89
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 45,502 0.63 17,181164.84
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,345 0.03 12,382-81.06
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 3-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 16,852 0.23 3,368400.36
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 551-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 380-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 195,078 2.71 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 18 0.00 0
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 245,627 3.41 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,214 0.03 1561,319.23
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 187,838 2.61 11,8411,486.34
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 230 0.00 48379.17
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia