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Russian trade in goods with Mongolia in Q3 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 third quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Mongolia

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Mongolia totaled $435,172,461, up 15.74% ($59,171,629) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $427,900,684, up 17.12% ($62,550,502) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $7,271,777, down 31.72% ($3,378,873) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $420,628,907, a 18.59% increase ($65,929,375) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Mongolia was Russia’s 55th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 53rd in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2624% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2185% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Mongolia was Russia’s 41st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 44th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.4141% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3256% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Mongolia was Russia’s 101st largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 95th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0116% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0178% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Mongolia

The major share of Russian exports to Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 63.78% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (64.61% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.15% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (10.13% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.15% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (7.43% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.65% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (7.81% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.62% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (6.40% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd 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 $36,836,167;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $10,366,729;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $6,022,190;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $2,644,972;
  • 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 $1,412,380.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,629,539.
Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
01 Live animals 39,948 0.01 15,632155.55
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,108,413 0.26 217,875408.74
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 13,900 0.00 5,619147.37
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,973,654 0.69 2,517,03218.14
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 759-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 51,200 0.01 79,308-35.44
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 542,225 0.13 516,2625.03
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 265,439 0.06 194,06536.78
10 Cereals 2,675,987 0.63 2,692,221-0.60
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 592,458 0.14 784,476-24.48
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,411,589 0.80 3,147,2628.40
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 47,575 0.01 32314,629.10
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 11 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,221,198 0.99 5,077,721-16.87
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 786,092 0.18 494,66558.91
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,695,965 0.40 1,779,871-4.71
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,907,765 1.38 4,939,17919.61
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,684,717 1.33 5,398,0075.31
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 914,345 0.21 1,076,949-15.10
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,587,592 1.07 4,496,1552.03
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,147,730 0.50 2,098,1892.36
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 472,842 0.11 697,627-32.22
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,028,225 0.24 784,08331.14
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 460,774 0.11 449,4722.51
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 272,434,604 63.67 235,598,43715.64
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 626,375 0.15 546,92714.53
29 Organic chemicals 2,520,243 0.59 1,516,23866.22
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,743,347 0.87 3,456,0568.31
31 Fertilizers 10,600,497 2.48 7,955,52533.25
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,172,713 0.27 1,417,350-17.26
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,411,641 0.56 2,667,415-9.59
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 2,404,959 0.56 3,157,672-23.84
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 15,412 0.00 147,599-89.56
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,821,960 0.43 1,517,27620.08
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,496 0.00 2,3984.09
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,110,304 0.73 2,655,26017.14
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,609,443 0.84 2,464,07146.48
40 Rubber and articles thereof 693,514 0.16 1,032,948-32.86
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 252,145 0.06 144,69374.26
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 23,254 0.01 2,307907.98
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,128,320 0.50 1,553,60536.99
45 Cork and articles of cork 388 0.00 979-60.37
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 432-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 513,566 0.12 436,60817.63
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 815,246 0.19 1,432,180-43.08
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 123,243 0.03 31,414292.32
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 25,161 0.01 78,672-68.02
52 Cotton 68,936 0.02 76,346-9.71
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 297 0.00 16481.10
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 1,140-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 399,007 0.09 416,707-4.25
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 36,098 0.01 38,435-6.08
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,925 0.00 406374.14
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 77,758 0.02 3,6792,013.56
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 93,147 0.02 101,868-8.56
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 142,798 0.03 122,89816.19
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 18,269 0.00 21,439-14.79
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 310,377 0.07 220,45240.79
65 Headgear and parts thereof 19,854 0.00 29,120-31.82
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,516 0.00 81885.33
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,009,762 0.94 3,618,96510.80
69 Ceramic products 760,406 0.18 410,00885.46
70 Glass and glassware 4,268,031 1.00 3,223,39732.41
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 245,944 0.06 11,4632,045.55
72 Iron and steel 22,588,403 5.28 16,566,21336.35
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,053,261 0.95 5,682,800-28.67
74 Copper and articles thereof 563,482 0.13 32,6691,624.82
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 21,675-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 607,962 0.14 732,731-17.03
78 Lead and articles thereof 23,394 0.01 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 14,649 0.00 14,3462.11
80 Tin and articles thereof 7,827 0.00 977,969.07
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 23-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 290,577 0.07 143,841102.01
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 166,859 0.04 205,094-18.64
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,449,013 4.08 7,082,284146.38
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 8,733,594 2.04 7,321,21419.29
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 1,634,641 0.38 544,490200.22
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10,464,189 2.45 11,305,312-7.44
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 13,464 0.00 3,903244.97
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 873,229 0.20 884,818-1.31
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,316 0.00 441198.41
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 394 0.00 23766.24
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 810,011 0.19 370,187118.81
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,020 0.00 27,845-71.20
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 255,507 0.06 725,114-64.76
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 150,516 0.04 0
SS Classified 57,776 0.01 108 729-46.86

Russia’s Imports from Mongolia

The major share of Russian imports from Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 72.51% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (70.78% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 23.52% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (15.94% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.45% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (12.44% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric (HS code 51) - an increase of $156,041;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $73,375;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $27,900;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $25,474.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $2,258,275;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $861,475;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $384,005;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $128,020;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - a decrease of $57,921;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $27,889.
Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 45,969 0.63 907,444-94.93
10 Cereals 0 0.00 1,507-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,344 0.02 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 29,422 0.40 413,427-92.88
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 2,336-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 27,900 0.38 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 73,375 1.01 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,192,720 71.41 7,450,995-30.31
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 79,786 1.10 87,617-8.94
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,140 0.02 274316.06
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 596-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 46 0.00 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 27,538 0.38 55,427-50.32
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 285,203 3.92 129,162120.81
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,270,712 17.47 1,398,732-9.15
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 38,656 0.53 13,182193.25
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9,992 0.14 6,05565.02
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 49,215 0.68 36,74033.95
65 Headgear and parts thereof 56,449 0.78 114,370-50.64
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,020 0.03 0
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 16-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,900 0.03 1111,611.71
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,302 0.03 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 88 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,420 0.05 1818,900.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14,758 0.20 11,24031.30
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 20,996 0.29 1,3481,457.57
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,238 0.02 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 35,588 0.49 19,86279.18
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 191-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia