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Russian trade in goods with Mongolia in Q1 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 first quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Mongolia

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Mongolia totaled $296,023,264, up 28.29% ($65,275,034) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $287,449,006, up 29.05% ($64,700,002) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $8,574,258, up 7.19% ($575,032) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Mongolia in the 1st quarter of 2018 was $278,874,748, a 29.86% increase ($64,124,970) over the 1st quarter of 2017.

Mongolia was Russia’s 62nd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 60th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1878% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1795% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Mongolia was Russia’s 50th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 49th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2790% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2673% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Mongolia was Russia’s 96th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0157% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0177% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Mongolia

The major share of Russian exports to Mongolia in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 53.96% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (63.36% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.03% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (13.38% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.99% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (9.89% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.22% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (3.71% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.03% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (7.02% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $26,816,247;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $13,865,058;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $11,263,459;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $3,246,010;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $2,351,467;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $2,250,619;
  • 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 $2,108,218;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,449,387;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,169,953;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $948,995.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,792,787;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1,912,959.
Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
01 Live animals 1,335 0.00 104,715-98.73
02 Meat and edible meat offal 309,223 0.11 24,5011,162.08
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,891 0.00 4,746-18.02
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,744,583 0.95 2,363,16316.14
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 69,873 0.02 47,76346.29
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 689,440 0.24 833,902-17.32
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 135,070 0.05 178,268-24.23
10 Cereals 29,294,214 10.19 2,477,9671,082.19
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 611,989 0.21 861,849-28.99
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 732,681 0.25 1,060,067-30.88
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,066 0.00 1,557-31.54
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,497,153 1.56 3,047,76647.56
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 416,052 0.14 399,5144.14
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,609,664 0.56 1,970,683-18.32
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,069,212 2.11 5,214,05916.40
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,116,233 1.78 4,167,23822.77
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 691,163 0.24 353,12195.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,905,569 1.36 3,604,1648.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,159,998 0.75 1,351,16459.86
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,502,117 1.22 1,251,498179.83
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 776,399 0.27 485,69659.85
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 421,571 0.15 306,75037.43
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 154,689,652 53.81 140,824,5949.85
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 365,626 0.13 170,786114.08
29 Organic chemicals 3,051,572 1.06 3,023,8750.92
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,432,931 0.85 2,383,3182.08
31 Fertilizers 7,217,339 2.51 4,865,87248.33
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 444,898 0.15 248,82178.80
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,230,847 1.12 5,143,806-37.19
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 2,191,043 0.76 2,237,019-2.06
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 41,187 0.01 75,760-45.63
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 909,853 0.32 1,128,667-19.39
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,707,582 0.59 1,848,502-7.62
39 Plastics and articles thereof 847,638 0.29 549,24054.33
40 Rubber and articles thereof 515,689 0.18 344,05349.89
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 257,754 0.09 299,982-14.08
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,526 0.00 2,105-27.51
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 942,404 0.33 397,598137.02
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,762 0.00 189,688.89
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 43 0.00 2,432-98.23
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 399,286 0.14 291,60336.93
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 980,903 0.34 677,13344.86
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 14,357 0.00 16,416-12.54
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 67,956 0.02 0
52 Cotton 21,948 0.01 26,071-15.81
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 165-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 724 0.00 2,321-68.81
55 Man-made staple fibers 6,864 0.00 5312,850.94
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 68,264 0.02 13,674399.22
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 27,328 0.01 20,33334.40
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,516 0.00 1,070135.14
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 10,606 0.00 36,439-70.89
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 85,337 0.03 55,50153.76
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 156,033 0.05 44,629249.62
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 27,277 0.01 27,581-1.10
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 290,094 0.10 158,00183.60
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,936 0.00 10,441-81.46
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 7,665 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,654,595 0.58 1,043,04858.63
69 Ceramic products 270,176 0.09 95,191183.83
70 Glass and glassware 4,754,509 1.65 1,508,499215.18
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11,929 0.00 11410,364.04
72 Iron and steel 16,798,360 5.84 5,534,901203.50
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,475,009 1.21 2,305,05650.76
74 Copper and articles thereof 66,133 0.02 65,7880.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 207,446 0.07 168,56323.07
78 Lead and articles thereof 9,135 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 7,925 0.00 5,16853.35
80 Tin and articles thereof 3,319 0.00 1232,598.37
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 124,850 0.04 105,00518.90
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 65,280 0.02 86,294-24.35
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,042,148 1.41 7,834,935-48.41
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 7,054,028 2.45 4,945,81042.63
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 1,151,754 0.40 427,426169.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,670,930 0.58 2,132,907-21.66
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 3,366-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 530,069 0.18 295,03979.66
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,290 0.00 348270.69
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 310 0.00 512-39.45
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 358,110 0.12 423,655-15.47
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 49,151 0.02 37,33031.67
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 365,613 0.13 686,464-46.74
SS Classified 0 0.00 5 432-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Mongolia

The major share of Russian imports from Mongolia in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 78.01% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (77.40% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.43% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (17.37% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.63% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (4.25% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1,079,255;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $86,266;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $49,796;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $36,742;
  • Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric (HS code 51) - an increase of $36,072;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $31,849;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $27,900;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $26,611.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $596,454;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $139,698;
  • 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 $30,479;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $27,323.
Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,121,050 13.07 1,134,082-1.15
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 27,323-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 58,118 0.68 197,816-70.62
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,948 0.02 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 262-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 55,800 0.65 27,900100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 2,286-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,797,102 67.61 4,717,84722.88
26 Ores, slag and ash 739,395 8.62 1,335,849-44.65
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 152,627 1.78 137,77410.78
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 537-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,623 0.04 2,85027.12
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 26,611 0.31 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 31,874 0.37 25127,396.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,455 0.02 1,710-14.91
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 82,536 0.96 46,46477.63
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,499 0.03 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 234,863 2.74 185,06726.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 110,980 1.29 74,23849.49
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 107,867 1.26 21,601399.36
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 17,181 0.20 10,45264.38
65 Headgear and parts thereof 12,382 0.14 2,395416.99
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 302-100.00
72 Iron and steel 3 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,368 0.04 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 551 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 3-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 380 0.00 760-50.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 23,885-100.00
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 0 0.00 30,479-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 156 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 877-100.00
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 11,841 0.14 16,442-27.98
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 48 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia