US trade (export - import) with Mongolia in 2016

Published or Updated: Apr 18, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Mongolia in 2016: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Mongolia

In 2016, US trade with Mongolia was $67.1 million, down 23.27% ($20.4 million) from 2015.

US exports to Mongolia in 2016 were $55.6 million, down 19.82% ($13.7 million) from 2015.

US imports from Mongolia in 2016 were $11.5 million, down 36.44% ($6.6 million) from 2015.

US trade surplus with Mongolia in 2016 was $44.1 million, a 13.94% decrease ($7.1 million) over 2015.

Mongolia was the US 169th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 164th in 2015), accounting for 0.0018% of US total trade (down from 0.0023% in 2015).

Mongolia was the US 156th largest export market in 2016 (down from 152nd in 2015), accounting for 0.0038% of US total exports (down from 0.0046% in 2015).

Mongolia was the US 167th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 159th in 2015), accounting for 0.0005% of US total imports (down from 0.0008% in 2015).

US Exports to Mongolia

The major share of US exports to Mongolia in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 71.83% of US total exports to Mongolia (65.25% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.40% of US total exports to Mongolia (15.15% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.53% of US total exports to Mongolia (3.50% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.07% of US total exports to Mongolia (7.57% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.78% of US total exports to Mongolia (1.44% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.15% of US total exports to Mongolia (1.97% in 2015).

The largest gains in US exports to Mongolia in 2016 over 2015 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) - an increase of $1,774.9 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $1,532.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1,110.5 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $643.4 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $283.6 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $168.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Mongolia in 2016 over 2015 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 $5,897.2 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $4,818.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,666.5 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $919.1 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $730.0 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) - a decrease of $727.2 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 $666.1 thousand;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $548.8 thousand;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $400.5 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $351.8 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $313.3 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $294.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $251.6 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $210.4 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $207.1 thousand.
US exports to Mongolia in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.0 0.00 207.1-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 110.0 0.20 1,029.1-89.31
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 26.2 0.05 426.6-93.86
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 43.2-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 142.7 0.26 106.434.12
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 65.1 0.12 65.6-0.78
10 Cereals 108.7 0.20 101.57.04
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 24.3 0.04 23.05.73
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 24.8 0.04 12.1104.89
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 62.9 0.11 59.55.72
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 51.9 0.09 19.7163.46
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 76.5-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 215.2 0.39 177.021.58
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 67.2 0.12 193.0-65.18
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 75.3 0.14 35.3113.34
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 212.4 0.38 333.3-36.30
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,719.2 3.09 1,795.1-4.22
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 419.2 0.75 519.5-19.31
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 50.1 0.09 28.277.60
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 18.9 0.03 16.514.47
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 617.9 1.11 1,347.9-54.16
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13.8 0.02 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 117.8 0.21 222.6-47.09
30 Pharmaceutical products 476.6 0.86 441.97.86
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 8.6-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 76.1 0.14 40.488.58
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 412.9 0.74 764.8-46.01
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 291.6 0.52 1,018.8-71.38
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 103.4 0.19 652.2-84.14
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 7.1 0.01 11.4-38.03
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 30.0 0.05 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 536.9 0.97 566.2-5.17
39 Plastics and articles thereof 587.4 1.06 502.916.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,459.5 2.62 6,278.4-76.75
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 17.9-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 16.9-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 33.5 0.06 69.7-51.93
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 96.7 0.17 122.7-21.17
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 33.4 0.06 125.1-73.26
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 34.3 0.06 27.922.96
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 60.4 0.11 77.7-22.35
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 13.8 0.02 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 43.1 0.08 2.91,401.36
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 60.2 0.11 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 192.7 0.35 103.186.89
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 48.2 0.09 7.7526.35
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 60.0 0.11 355.0-83.09
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,066.0 1.92 422.5152.29
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 21.4-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 222.5 0.40 54.6307.93
69 Ceramic products 65.9 0.12 36.779.57
70 Glass and glassware 21.5 0.04 67.7-68.32
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 15.8 0.03 12.922.29
72 Iron and steel 53.1 0.10 29.480.58
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,578.5 2.84 1,788.9-11.76
74 Copper and articles thereof 19.2 0.03 14.334.51
75 Nickel and articles thereof 9.3 0.02 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 57.4 0.10 198.8-71.15
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 17.9 0.03 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,820.3 3.27 288.1531.90
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 77.5 0.14 106.9-27.44
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15,273.5 27.47 17,940.1-14.86
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 5,348.4 9.62 3,573.549.67
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,996.8 21.57 17,893.9-32.96
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,934.7 5.28 1,824.260.88
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 96.6 0.17 15.8511.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,292.7 7.72 4,009.17.07
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7.6 0.01 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 79.5 0.14 111.1-28.46
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 768.1 1.38 1,434.2-46.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 147.2 0.26 460.4-68.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 142.5 0.26 56.3153.11
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 20.5 0.04 6.1234.89
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 673.1 1.21 924.7-27.21

US Imports from Mongolia

The major share of US imports from Mongolia in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 46.08% of US total imports from Mongolia (58.28% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 13.22% of US total imports from Mongolia (8.39% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.56% of US total imports from Mongolia (6.31% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.28% of US total imports from Mongolia (5.67% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.26% of US total imports from Mongolia (9.06% in 2015).

The largest gains in US imports from Mongolia in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1,587.9 thousand;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $414.8 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) - an increase of $335.5 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $117.2 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $116.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Mongolia in 2016 over the 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $5,674.8 thousand;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1,596.5 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 $765.4 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $597.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $355.1 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $122.7 thousand;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $72.2 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $56.3 thousand.
US imports from Mongolia in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2015
USD thousand)
Change
in 2016
over 2015
(%)
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 18.5-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 11.2 0.10 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 1,596.5-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 116.6 1.01 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 17.3 0.15 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 29.1-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 535.0 4.64 6,209.8-91.38
26 Ores, slag and ash 4,777.7 41.43 4,362.99.51
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2.6 0.02 4.5-43.05
39 Plastics and articles thereof 25.4 0.22 13.193.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.8-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1.8 0.02 5.6-68.90
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 0.9-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4.5 0.04 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 14.3 0.12 3.0374.34
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2.2 0.02 2.7-15.97
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,219.8 10.58 1,102.610.63
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 113.0 0.98 95.618.21
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 124.5 1.08 247.3-49.64
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9.9 0.09 23.1-57.21
65 Headgear and parts thereof 40.2 0.35 48.7-17.35
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 263.5 2.28 1,028.8-74.39
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 72.2-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9.6 0.08 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 195.1 1.69 550.2-64.54
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 760.7 6.60 425.278.92
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 90.4 0.78 58.055.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 55.7 0.48 111.9-50.27
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 47.0 0.41 28.067.73
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9.1 0.08 5.179.31
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 717.9 6.23 1,315.8-45.44
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,365.8 20.52 777.9204.14
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce