US trade with Mongolia in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 20, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Mongolia in the first half of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Mongolia

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Mongolia totaled $39.9 million, up 1.52% ($0.6 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Mongolia in the first half of 2017 totaled $37.2 million, up 16.09% ($5.2 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Mongolia in the first half of 2017 were $2.7 million, down 62.49% ($4.6 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Mongolia in the first half of 2017 was $34.5 million, a 39.25% increase ($9.7 million) over the first half of 2016.

Mongolia was the US 168th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 165th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0021% of US total trade (down from 0.0022% in the first half of 2016).

Mongolia was the US 149th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (just as in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0049% of US total exports (up from 0.0045% in the first half of 2016).

Mongolia was the US 182nd largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 162nd in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (down from 0.0007% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Mongolia

The major share of US exports to Mongolia in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 69.53% of US total exports to Mongolia (76.54% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.97% of US total exports to Mongolia (7.61% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.09% of US total exports to Mongolia (4.26% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.90% of US total exports to Mongolia (3.87% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.09% of US total exports to Mongolia (2.41% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Mongolia in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3,743.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $835.7 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $768.2 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $647.6 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $472.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $377.0 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $367.4 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $279.6 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $266.5 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $134.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Mongolia in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $1,512.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $690.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $378.6 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $276.9 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $181.2 thousand;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $118.8 thousand.
US exports to Mongolia in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16.8 0.05 105.6-84.09
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 63.2 0.17 88.2-28.28
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 39.7 0.11 20.197.80
10 Cereals 122.0 0.33 58.7107.90
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 9.4-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 19.8 0.05 24.8-20.20
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 62.3 0.17 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 22.7 0.06 13.468.73
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 45.4 0.12 164.2-72.35
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 56.1 0.15 9.9468.19
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 34.0 0.09 29.017.18
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 84.5 0.23 51.165.19
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,414.7 3.80 578.9144.37
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 224.4 0.60 171.430.92
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 59.9 0.16 39.252.66
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8.5 0.02 8.41.14
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 312.5 0.84 217.943.37
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 13.8-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 360.9 0.97 81.3343.73
30 Pharmaceutical products 397.3 1.07 323.422.82
31 Fertilizers 28.2 0.08 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 149.7 0.40 15.0898.85
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 142.2 0.38 154.6-8.07
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 627.1 1.69 155.1304.46
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 57.4-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 7.1 0.02 7.10.41
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 30.0-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 539.9 1.45 162.9231.35
39 Plastics and articles thereof 693.7 1.86 326.2112.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,878.8 5.05 1,110.569.18
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 28.6 0.08 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6.1 0.02 24.1-74.52
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 96.7-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12.5 0.03 21.6-42.21
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 23.4 0.06 28.3-17.47
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 60.4-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 13.8-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 16.2 0.04 27.8-41.58
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 60.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 658.7 1.77 11.15,834.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 61.9 0.17 16.3280.57
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 84.3 0.23 33.5151.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 271.2 0.73 548.1-50.52
65 Headgear and parts thereof 55.7 0.15 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 33.7 0.09 214.8-84.33
69 Ceramic products 4.4 0.01 6.0-26.67
70 Glass and glassware 38.5 0.10 3.21,088.57
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11.9 0.03 15.8-24.44
72 Iron and steel 10.6 0.03 49.8-78.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 930.5 2.50 821.813.23
74 Copper and articles thereof 25.7 0.07 19.233.56
75 Nickel and articles thereof 5.1 0.01 9.3-45.54
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 26.0 0.07 57.4-54.69
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 17.9-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 330.4 0.89 226.745.75
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 123.1 0.33 37.2230.52
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,968.0 24.11 9,346.7-4.05
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 2,029.6 5.46 3,541.7-42.70
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,950.3 32.13 8,207.345.61
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,650.6 4.44 1,384.119.26
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4.0 0.01 96.6-95.86
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,258.0 3.38 1,948.6-35.44
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10.4 0.03 4.1154.36
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 106.8 0.29 6.01,682.04
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 511.7 1.38 507.90.73
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 79.7 0.21 71.411.54
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 26.5 0.07 61.6-56.93

US Imports from Mongolia

The major share of US imports from Mongolia in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 40.44% of US total imports from Mongolia (41.53% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.43% of US total imports from Mongolia (11.03% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 14.60% of US total imports from Mongolia (4.48% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.30% of US total imports from Mongolia (0.04% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.11% of US total imports from Mongolia (1.99% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.56% of US total imports from Mongolia (0.00% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.00% of US total imports from Mongolia (3.39% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Mongolia in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $182.3 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $117.0 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $50.2 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $45.5 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $42.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $41.4 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $36.8 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $29.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $16.4 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $12.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Mongolia in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $1,575.8 thousand;
  • 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 $517.2 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $397.2 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $347.0 thousand;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $247.4 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $116.6 thousand;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - a decrease of $18.6 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $16.3 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $11.2 thousand.
US imports from Mongolia in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 11.2-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 116.6-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 12.8 0.47 17.3-25.90
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 45.5 1.66 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 41.4 1.51 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12.9 0.47 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 58.6 2.14 405.6-85.56
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,048.2 38.30 2,624.0-60.05
29 Organic chemicals 117.0 4.27 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.7 0.03 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 1.8-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 42.6 1.56 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4.0 0.15 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 245.7 8.98 229.37.17
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 22.7 0.83 39.0-41.76
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 69.1 2.53 18.9265.85
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 45.4 1.66 8.6428.12
65 Headgear and parts thereof 12.6 0.46 31.1-59.67
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 0.00 247.4-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 141.2 5.16 141.3-0.10
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 70.7 2.58 587.9-87.98
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 257.5 9.41 75.1242.70
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7.7 0.28 0.0
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 44.5 1.62 15.5187.23
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 277.1 10.13 674.4-58.90
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce