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Russian trade in goods with Mongolia in Q4 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 fourth quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Mongolia

In the 4th quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Mongolia was $533,371,203, down 4.49% ($25,087,584) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2019 were $524,567,916, down 3.91% ($21,365,741) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2019 were $8,803,287, down 29.72% ($3,721,843) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2019 was $515,764,629, a 3.31% decrease ($17,643,898) over the 4th quarter of 2018.

Mongolia was Russia’s 52nd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2019 (down from 48th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2965% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2989% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Mongolia was Russia’s 45th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2019 (down from 39th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.4690% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.4385% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Mongolia was Russia’s 99th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2019 (down from 96th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0129% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0201% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Mongolia

The major share of Russian exports to Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2019 (and in the 4th quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 65.78% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (71.53% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.38% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (8.24% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.92% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (10.03% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.74% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (5.26% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.27% of Russia’s total exports to Mongolia (2.82% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th 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 $23,500,041;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $6,005,345.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th 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) - a decrease of $45,089,689;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2,986,810;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,974,611.
Russia’s exports to Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
01 Live animals 56,942 0.01 32,40975.70
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,953,683 0.37 616,229217.04
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 10,282 0.00 3,121229.45
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,714,560 0.71 3,503,8486.01
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 86-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,588 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 173,065 0.03 61,965179.29
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 558,458 0.11 507,56710.03
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 514,760 0.10 365,64440.78
10 Cereals 2,202,176 0.42 2,307,024-4.54
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,613,360 0.31 1,448,68511.37
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 15,983,093 3.05 9,977,74860.19
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 3,572-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,610,354 1.07 5,946,716-5.66
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 662,510 0.13 541,36022.38
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,509,289 0.48 2,246,98011.67
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,015,326 1.72 9,042,587-0.30
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,312,010 1.39 6,131,37919.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 918,999 0.18 1,047,110-12.23
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,808,642 1.11 5,428,4887.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,659,874 0.32 1,916,750-13.40
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,334,331 0.25 2,510,274-46.85
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 891,156 0.17 1,130,420-21.17
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 313,424 0.06 664,175-52.81
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 344,756,287 65.72 389,845,976-11.57
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 843,426 0.16 384,712119.24
29 Organic chemicals 326,152 0.06 2,300,763-85.82
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,038,058 0.58 3,449,486-11.93
31 Fertilizers 9,132,082 1.74 9,513,207-4.01
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 791,542 0.15 462,99070.96
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,202,498 0.42 2,750,243-19.92
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 2,057,198 0.39 2,873,136-28.40
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 20,770 0.00 25,601-18.87
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,345,941 0.26 2,680,524-49.79
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 81-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,171,407 0.41 1,798,03420.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,011,630 0.38 1,753,50814.72
40 Rubber and articles thereof 923,758 0.18 739,98324.84
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 431,455 0.08 453,882-4.94
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 20,094 0.00 5,508264.81
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,118 0.00 7,482-85.06
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,765,747 0.34 1,478,88119.40
45 Cork and articles of cork 927 0.00 1,024-9.47
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 334 0.00 133,300.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 358,319 0.07 722,155-50.38
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,357,043 0.26 1,894,790-28.38
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 101,733 0.02 104,393-2.55
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 15,415 0.00 15,914-3.14
52 Cotton 49,391 0.01 45,0359.67
54 Man-made filaments 5 0.00 685-99.27
55 Man-made staple fibers 11 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 80,488 0.02 78,4842.55
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 29,666 0.01 57,162-48.10
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 2,290-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 49,641 0.01 59,065-15.96
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 272-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 77,446 0.01 147,460-47.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 276,104 0.05 313,345-11.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 17,568 0.00 53,548-67.19
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 397,307 0.08 301,40531.82
65 Headgear and parts thereof 41,750 0.01 21,25896.40
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,407 0.00 1112,690.91
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,007 0.00 2,199-8.73
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,737,116 0.33 1,278,56935.86
69 Ceramic products 226,592 0.04 217,3784.24
70 Glass and glassware 1,754,149 0.33 2,934,498-40.22
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 60,206 0.01 25,030140.54
72 Iron and steel 7,367,260 1.40 7,283,4631.15
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,494,342 1.62 7,049,33520.50
74 Copper and articles thereof 60,026 0.01 114,604-47.62
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 787,295 0.15 607,18729.66
78 Lead and articles thereof 119 0.00 10216.67
80 Tin and articles thereof 404 0.00 2,683-84.94
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 246,806 0.05 209,46517.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 182,680 0.03 134,03736.29
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,409,460 2.37 13,238,686-6.26
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 7,206,565 1.37 7,679,511-6.16
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 38,096,767 7.26 14,596,726161.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,931,056 1.13 8,917,866-33.49
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,279,608 0.24 532,101140.48
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5,172 0.00 3551,356.90
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 364-100.00
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 809,371 0.15 720,32212.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 145,433 0.03 41,270252.39
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 242,448 0.05 523,355-53.67
SS Classified 11,434 0.00 48 120-76.24

Russia’s Imports from Mongolia

The major share of Russian imports from Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2019 (and in the 4th quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 74.28% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (60.91% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 20.39% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (14.28% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.90% of Russia’s total imports from Mongolia (24.36% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $102,152;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $54,747;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $50,363;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $48,954.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $2,374,869;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1,247,206;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $322,455;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $32,656;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $26,462.
Russia’s imports from Mongolia in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 145,849 1.66 2,520,718-94.21
10 Cereals 1,509 0.02 20,281-92.56
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 75,841 0.86 398,296-80.96
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 408 0.00 3,678-88.91
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 30,884 0.35 27,90010.70
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 89,184 1.01 79,78311.78
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,333,872 71.95 7,581,078-16.45
26 Ores, slag and ash 102,152 1.16 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 103,162 1.17 48,415113.08
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,527 0.09 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 280 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,256 0.05 2,14798.23
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 122 0.00 45171.11
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 685 0.01 743-7.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,823 0.04 10,525-63.68
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 336,488 3.82 313,4047.37
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,164,749 13.23 1,173,637-0.76
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 28,158 0.32 60,814-53.70
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 70,325 0.80 19,962252.29
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 117,028 1.33 143,490-18.44
65 Headgear and parts thereof 78,318 0.89 77,4431.13
73 Articles of iron or steel 375 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,622 0.05 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 56,493 0.64 7,539649.34
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 5,827 0.07 1,203384.37
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 99 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 41,251 0.47 33,80222.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 227-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia