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Russian trade in goods with Mexico in Q1 2020

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Mexico in the first quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Mexico

In the 1st quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Mexico was $540,522,936, down 18.32% ($121,199,877) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Mexico in the 1st quarter of 2020 were $326,345,816, down 27.86% ($126,052,948) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Mexico in the 1st quarter of 2020 totaled $214,177,120, up 2.32% ($4,853,071) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Mexico in the 1st quarter of 2020 was $112,168,696, a 53.85% decrease ($130,906,019) over the 1st quarter of 2019.

Mexico was Russia’s 45th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 41st in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.3803% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.4203% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Mexico was Russia’s 45th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 39th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.3668% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4334% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Mexico was Russia’s 41st largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 39th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.4029% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3946% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Mexico

The major share of Russian exports to Mexico in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 69.80% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (74.67% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.07% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (8.63% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.12% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (0.59% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.98% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (11.22% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.21% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (1.92% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.71% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (2.76% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Mexico in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $28,625,000;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $8,481,454;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $4,272,690.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Mexico in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $107,215,566;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $41,831,812;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $6,825,328;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $5,097,081;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $2,442,022;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $2,372,390;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1,955,782.
Russia’s exports to Mexico in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 14,967-100.00
10 Cereals 4,866,260 1.49 6,822,042-28.67
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 20,480 0.01 5,117,561-99.60
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 81,518 0.02 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 53,399 0.02 165,558-67.75
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 123,788 0.04 45,713170.79
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,033 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 353,494 0.11 52,564572.50
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 88,721 0.03 90,626-2.10
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 182,722-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 808,457 0.25 326,948,466.67
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,917,452 2.73 50,749,264-82.43
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,742,496 0.53 1,159,36650.30
29 Organic chemicals 335,312 0.10 362,806-7.58
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,383,959 1.34 111,2693,839.96
31 Fertilizers 38,620,338 11.83 9,995,338286.38
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6,795 0.00 3,78779.43
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 470,140 0.14 118,808295.71
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 17,478 0.01 51,022-65.74
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 9 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 207,558 0.06 500,800-58.55
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15,603 0.00 203,371-92.33
40 Rubber and articles thereof 19,712,331 6.04 26,537,659-25.72
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 34 0.00 254-86.61
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,599,687 0.49 1,322,36320.97
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 870,275 0.27 251,796245.63
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,749,151 1.46 7,121,541-33.31
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,599 0.00 1025,890.00
52 Cotton 15 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 23,071 0.01 54,738-57.85
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 708 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,226 0.00 861,325.58
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,391 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,046 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 124 0.00 16,582-99.25
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12,645 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 87,526 0.03 8,471933.24
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 9,327-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 62,714 0.02 101,157-38.00
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 7-100.00
72 Iron and steel 217,075,072 66.52 324,290,638-33.06
73 Articles of iron or steel 141,051 0.04 112,25325.65
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,486 0.00 485,079.17
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 103,442-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,741,111 2.37 8,029,932-3.60
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 1-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,783,199 0.85 5,225,221-46.74
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 29,236 0.01 57,572-49.22
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11,868 0.00 9841,106.10
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,329,652 2.86 848,198999.94
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 569,311 0.17 1,380,970-58.77
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 92,002 0.03 128,711-28.52
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 199,966 0.06 302,193-33.83
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,021 0.00 1,400-27.07
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 3,010 0.00 3,481-13.53
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 30,884 0.01 34,725-11.06
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 136 0.00 2,441-94.43
SS Classified 91,978 0.03 704 976-86.95

Russia’s Imports from Mexico

The major share of Russian imports from Mexico in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 57.31% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (71.32% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 19.53% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (9.91% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.74% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (10.05% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.61% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (5.43% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Mexico in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $16,089,802;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $5,701,394;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $5,579,898;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,265,720;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $2,128,842;
  • 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 $2,028,624;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $1,149,420;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1,102,148;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $959,982;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $875,561.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Mexico in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $29,535,327;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,440,045;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $743,266.
Russia’s imports from Mexico in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
02 Meat and edible meat offal 498,057 0.23 774,369-35.68
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 25,023 0.01 18,98431.81
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 57,335 0.03 45,23426.75
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,472,420 3.49 6,370,27217.30
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 994,856 0.46 635,76256.48
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 10,660 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 645,794 0.30 352,05683.44
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,697 0.00 1,949141.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 35,674 0.02 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 131,086 0.06 121,7527.67
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 93,821 0.04 66,26641.58
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 499 0.00 4,913-89.84
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 2,042-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,064,153 0.50 762,23339.61
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,003,931 0.47 43,9492,184.31
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 17,380,815 8.12 11,800,91747.28
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,347 0.00 756475.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 13,994 0.01 30,488-54.10
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 322,389 0.15 615,092-47.59
26 Ores, slag and ash 604,632 0.28 1,347,898-55.14
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 713,836 0.33 359,79798.40
29 Organic chemicals 558,184 0.26 345,18261.71
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,770,414 0.83 2,410,655-26.56
31 Fertilizers 174 0.00 4,021-95.67
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,154,151 1.94 3,004,73138.25
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,140,678 0.53 666,80471.07
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 444,213 0.21 53,038737.54
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 257,764 0.12 144,85977.94
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 6,757 0.00 25,839-73.85
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 136,524 0.06 209,631-34.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,123,398 1.46 2,247,83738.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,852,597 0.86 1,885,434-1.74
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 237,885 0.11 224,0476.18
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,593 0.00 4,201-62.08
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 2-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 100 0.00 13,222-99.24
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 19,259 0.01 8,499126.60
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 73,163 0.03 46,42657.59
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 353,481-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 115,409 0.05 102,64512.44
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 12,811 0.01 1,507750.10
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 28-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 51,625 0.02 43,88317.64
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 468,884 0.22 588,530-20.33
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 579,341 0.27 454,37927.50
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 25,412 0.01 84,127-69.79
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 32,234 0.02 41,087-21.55
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,194 0.00 10,296-78.69
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 127-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 16 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 410,240 0.19 220,00386.47
69 Ceramic products 63,422 0.03 278,838-77.25
70 Glass and glassware 175,083 0.08 121,76043.79
72 Iron and steel 986 0.00 67546.07
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,382,433 4.85 4,681,039121.80
74 Copper and articles thereof 29,638,385 13.84 13,548,583118.76
75 Nickel and articles thereof 783,902 0.37 1,301,493-39.77
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 331,824 0.15 304,6118.93
79 Zinc and articles thereof 891 0.00 4,197-78.77
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 250,734 0.12 359,439-30.24
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 199,828 0.09 147,63935.35
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 238,725 0.11 390,451-38.86
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 28,685,452 13.39 32,125,497-10.71
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 33,009,136 15.41 30,980,5126.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 30,890,407 14.42 60,425,734-48.88
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,881,449 1.81 1,752,607121.47
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 26,269,576 12.27 24,003,8569.44
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 439 0.00 188133.51
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 192,507 0.09 108,39477.60
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 842,064 0.39 775,9258.52
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 943,040 0.44 863,0329.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 711,942 0.33 600,32918.59
SS Classified 131,856 0.06 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia