US trade (export - import) with Mongolia in 2015

Published or Updated: Mar 07, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Mongolia in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Mongolia

In 2015, US trade with Mongolia was $87.5 million, down 52.30% ($95.9 million) from 2014.

US exports to Mongolia in 2015 were $69.4 million, down 58.58% ($98.1 million) from 2014.

US imports from Mongolia in 2015 totaled $18.1 million, up 13.73% ($2.2 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Mongolia in 2015 was $51.2 million, a 66.20% decrease ($100.3 million) over 2014.

Mongolia was the US 164th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 151st in 2014), accounting for 0.0023% of US total trade (down from 0.0046% in 2014).

Mongolia was the US 152nd largest export market in 2015 (down from 135th in 2014), accounting for 0.0046% of US total exports (down from 0.0103% in 2014).

Mongolia was the US 159th largest supplier in 2015 (just as in 2014), accounting for 0.0008% of US total imports (up from 0.0007% in 2014).

US Exports to Mongolia

The major share of US exports to Mongolia in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 65.25% of US total exports to Mongolia (80.50% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.15% of US total exports to Mongolia (6.86% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.57% of US total exports to Mongolia (7.73% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.50% of US total exports to Mongolia (1.39% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.97% of US total exports to Mongolia (0.58% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.44% of US total exports to Mongolia (0.25% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Mongolia in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,713.0 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $1,020.8 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 $610.1 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $556.6 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $524.4 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $375.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $365.6 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $327.5 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $313.6 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $273.0 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $269.4 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $237.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Mongolia in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $52,225.7 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $19,650.6 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $13,445.9 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $8,476.4 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 $5,783.6 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,535.2 thousand;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $1,016.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $773.7 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $772.8 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) - a decrease of $502.0 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $468.3 thousand.
US exports to Mongolia in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 207.1 0.30 8,683.6-97.61
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,029.1 1.48 8.312,233.94
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 426.6 0.62 1,442.7-70.43
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 43.2 0.06 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 106.4 0.15 78.036.36
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 65.6 0.09 62.45.11
10 Cereals 101.5 0.15 287.9-64.74
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 23.0 0.03 101.5-77.34
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 12.1 0.02 5.0142.40
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 59.5 0.09 47.924.28
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 19.7 0.03 14.238.77
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 76.5 0.11 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 177.0 0.26 174.21.62
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 193.0 0.28 148.430.07
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 35.3 0.05 58.0-39.21
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 333.3 0.48 166.1100.70
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,795.1 2.59 1,429.425.58
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 519.5 0.75 205.9152.28
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 28.2 0.04 30.2-6.66
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 16.5 0.02 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,347.9 1.94 972.138.67
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 222.6 0.32 256.1-13.06
30 Pharmaceutical products 441.9 0.64 564.7-21.75
31 Fertilizers 8.6 0.01 14.0-38.46
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 40.4 0.06 94.4-57.24
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 764.8 1.10 437.374.90
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 1,018.8 1.47 408.7149.29
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 652.2 0.94 95.7581.74
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 11.4 0.02 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 566.2 0.82 1,339.9-57.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 502.9 0.73 457.49.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,278.4 9.05 7,813.6-19.65
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 17.9 0.03 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 16.9 0.02 14.615.84
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 69.7 0.10 181.0-61.51
45 Cork and articles of cork 4.0 0.01 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 122.7 0.18 68.279.91
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 125.1 0.18 67.385.74
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 27.9 0.04 23.021.12
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 2.7 0.00 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 77.7 0.11 26.3195.48
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 7.3 0.01 9.7-25.03
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2.9 0.00 19.8-85.51
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 103.1 0.15 24.4322.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7.7 0.01 60.2-87.20
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 355.0 0.51 81.9333.32
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 422.5 0.61 184.9128.47
65 Headgear and parts thereof 21.4 0.03 9.6122.40
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 54.6 0.08 26.6104.87
69 Ceramic products 36.7 0.05 92.6-60.35
70 Glass and glassware 67.7 0.10 89.3-24.19
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 12.9 0.02 13.1-1.87
72 Iron and steel 29.4 0.04 52.6-44.10
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,788.9 2.58 1,264.541.48
74 Copper and articles thereof 14.3 0.02 13.74.20
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 198.8 0.29 186.56.63
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 288.1 0.42 756.4-61.91
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 106.9 0.15 48.1121.97
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,940.1 25.87 31,386.0-42.84
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 3,573.5 5.15 9,357.2-61.81
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 0.0 0.00 25.7-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 17,893.9 25.80 37,544.5-52.34
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,824.2 2.63 54,049.9-96.63
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 15.8 0.02 144.3-89.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,009.1 5.78 2,296.174.60
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 111.1 0.16 11.6856.67
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 1,434.2 2.07 1,936.3-25.93
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 460.4 0.66 191.1140.99
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 56.3 0.08 84.4-33.28
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6.1 0.01 7.0-12.62
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 924.7 1.33 1,697.5-45.53

US Imports from Mongolia

The major share of US imports from Mongolia in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 58.28% of US total imports from Mongolia (70.65% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.06% of US total imports from Mongolia (13.53% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 8.39% of US total imports from Mongolia (6.72% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.31% of US total imports from Mongolia (2.17% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.67% of US total imports from Mongolia (0.02% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Mongolia in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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) - an increase of $1,025.3 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $844.5 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $503.3 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $376.7 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $265.6 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) - an increase of $265.5 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $69.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $58.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Mongolia in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $521.0 thousand;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $447.5 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $250.1 thousand.
US imports from Mongolia in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 18.5 0.10 0.0
10 Cereals 1,596.5 8.80 2,117.6-24.61
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 29.1 0.16 41.6-30.05
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,209.8 34.23 6,459.9-3.87
26 Ores, slag and ash 4,362.9 24.05 4,810.4-9.30
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4.5 0.02 14.3-68.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13.1 0.07 2.7385.68
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1.8 0.01 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 5.6 0.03 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.4 0.02 13.7-74.91
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.9 0.01 1.5-38.30
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 19.8-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3.0 0.02 5.3-43.32
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2.7 0.01 6.4-58.40
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,102.6 6.08 725.851.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 95.6 0.53 58.862.57
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 247.3 1.36 239.53.25
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 23.1 0.13 7.9191.11
65 Headgear and parts thereof 48.7 0.27 27.875.01
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 36.0-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,028.8 5.67 3.529,430.05
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 72.2 0.40 2.72,537.75
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 550.2 3.03 47.01,071.70
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 425.2 2.34 159.6166.37
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 58.0 0.32 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 111.9 0.62 140.3-20.21
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 28.0 0.15 26.84.64
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5.1 0.03 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,315.8 7.25 471.3179.19
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 777.9 4.29 512.351.85
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce