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Russian trade in goods with Mexico in Q2 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 second quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Mexico

In the 2nd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Mexico totaled $618,696,322, up 5.98% ($34,899,686) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Mexico in the 2nd quarter of 2020 totaled $405,386,140, up 31.57% ($97,274,596) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Mexico in the 2nd quarter of 2020 were $213,310,182, down 22.63% ($62,374,910) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Mexico in the 2nd quarter of 2020 was $192,075,958, a 492.34% increase ($159,649,506) over the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Mexico was Russia’s 38th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 43rd in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.5071% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3647% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Mexico was Russia’s 37th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 48th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.5798% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3058% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Mexico was Russia’s 40th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (down from 38th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.4095% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.4647% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Mexico

The major share of Russian exports to Mexico in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 76.33% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (72.51% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.99% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (20.79% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.48% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (1.93% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.24% of Russia’s total exports to Mexico (3.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Mexico in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $86,779,087;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $28,964,871;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,382,159.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Mexico in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $16,452,755;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $3,510,779;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $2,051,556;
  • 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 $1,628,230.
Russia’s exports to Mexico in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 9,042 0.00 14,295-36.75
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 410,040 0.10 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 9-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 172,678 0.04 126,14136.89
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 46,192-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 506,748 0.13 24,7841,944.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 67,231 0.02 40,18867.29
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 246,227 0.06 279,820-12.01
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 2,051,556-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,009,922 1.24 8,520,701-41.20
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,110,415 0.27 1,800,278-38.32
29 Organic chemicals 611,756 0.15 315,04294.18
30 Pharmaceutical products 404,186 0.10 109,500269.12
31 Fertilizers 67,964,831 16.77 38,999,96074.27
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 37,200 0.01 43,818-15.10
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 516,217 0.13 246,702109.25
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 529 0.00 176200.57
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 62,363-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 369,558 0.09 289,00727.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 429,348 0.11 181,710136.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,548,877 1.37 22,001,632-74.78
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 78 0.00 491-84.11
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,335,545 0.33 1,350,931-1.14
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 38-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 418,740 0.10 31,4201,232.72
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,204,294 1.04 4,570,498-8.01
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 34,065 0.01 1,2932,534.57
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 78 0.00 297-73.74
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 734-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 16,017-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 239 0.00 3,032-92.12
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 18,613-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9,376 0.00 17,023-44.92
65 Headgear and parts thereof 270 0.00 161,587.50
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 213,763 0.05 362,584-41.04
69 Ceramic products 4,399 0.00 8,989-51.06
70 Glass and glassware 67,677 0.02 179,695-62.34
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 61 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 296,854,297 73.23 210,075,21041.31
73 Articles of iron or steel 32,938 0.01 156,853-79.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 2 0.00 3,166-99.94
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 306-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,994,121 2.22 8,819,0081.99
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,538,269 0.87 4,326,130-18.21
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,666 0.00 42,314-88.97
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 838-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,817,549 0.45 435,390317.45
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 682,206 0.17 2,310,436-70.47
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 278,200 0.07 2,13812,912.16
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 249,262 0.06 160,96054.86
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,066 0.00 2,8308.34
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 22,565 0.01 57,500-60.76
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 110-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5,680 0.00 2,810102.14
SS Classified 3,199,929 0.79 0

Russia’s Imports from Mexico

The major share of Russian imports from Mexico in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 72.64% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (71.15% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.85% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (8.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.72% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (13.27% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.72% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (4.46% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.23% of Russia’s total imports from Mexico (1.06% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Mexico in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $8,416,558;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $6,632,096;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,186,395;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $851,700;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $834,704;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $709,786.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Mexico in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $26,457,716;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $25,599,658;
  • 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 $20,440,762;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $2,067,935;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,033,046;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $876,890;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $744,959;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $675,676.
Russia’s imports from Mexico in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
02 Meat and edible meat offal 814,283 0.38 420,48093.66
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 6,618 0.00 22,311-70.34
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 49,392-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,709,834 1.74 4,059,786-8.62
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,293,674 0.61 1,028,08025.83
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 455,699 0.21 871,125-47.69
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 11,563 0.01 8,40337.61
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 46,420 0.02 7,945484.27
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 68,525 0.03 93,306-26.56
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 29,111 0.01 78,366-62.85
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 3,313-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 635,268 0.30 671,917-5.45
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,735,249 0.81 2,410,925-28.03
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,135,226 5.69 13,012,116-6.74
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 58,507 0.03 34,89767.66
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 489,675 0.23 856,360-42.82
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 2,067,935-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 287,294 0.13 186,38654.14
29 Organic chemicals 1,060,805 0.50 438,987141.65
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,537,360 0.72 1,871,897-17.87
31 Fertilizers 86 0.00 174,976-99.95
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,150,081 1.95 3,315,37725.18
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,056,212 0.50 346,426204.89
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 26,866 0.01 24,7318.63
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 156,536 0.07 138,79712.78
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,177 0.00 349,883-99.66
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 438,561 0.21 953,189-53.99
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,298,381 2.02 3,111,98638.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,325,395 0.62 1,396,349-5.08
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 18,080 0.01 105,850-82.92
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,604 0.00 3,213-50.08
45 Cork and articles of cork 39 0.00 81-51.85
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 13,060-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9,097 0.00 7,20826.21
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 206,374 0.10 89,142131.51
55 Man-made staple fibers 97,951 0.05 85,66514.34
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 100,664 0.05 166,598-39.58
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4,712 0.00 451944.79
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 26-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 51,716 0.02 62,572-17.35
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 133,989 0.06 544,862-75.41
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 163,650 0.08 308,892-47.02
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 252,928 0.12 28,527786.63
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,591 0.00 25,010-85.64
65 Headgear and parts thereof 15,194 0.01 13,06516.30
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 655-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 448,702 0.21 306,58646.35
69 Ceramic products 309,764 0.15 266,48816.24
70 Glass and glassware 261,410 0.12 165,22258.22
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 84,446 0.04 2,3353,516.53
72 Iron and steel 861 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 11,337,215 5.31 2,920,657288.17
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,455,666 2.09 30,913,382-85.59
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,631,733 0.76 780,033109.19
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 120,160 0.06 370,089-67.53
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5,921 0.00 957518.70
80 Tin and articles thereof 91 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 512,114 0.24 812,935-37.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 269,369 0.13 430,263-37.39
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 260,269 0.12 364,086-28.51
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 31,698,124 14.86 32,731,170-3.16
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 31,863,192 14.94 52,303,954-39.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 51,334,918 24.07 76,934,576-33.27
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,751,814 2.23 5,496,773-13.55
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 35,310,851 16.55 28,678,75523.13
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 397 0.00 3960.25
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 88,244 0.04 114,192-22.72
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 433,459 0.20 756,986-42.74
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 571,096 0.27 987,934-42.19
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 558,355 0.26 886,805-37.04
SS Classified 103,356 0.05 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia