US trade (export - import) with Mongolia in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 09, 2018

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

US Trade with Mongolia

In 2017, US trade with Mongolia totaled $90.7 million, up 35.07% ($23.5 million) from 2016.

US exports to Mongolia in 2017 totaled $81.4 million, up 46.44% ($25.8 million) from 2016.

US imports from Mongolia in 2017 were $9.3 million, down 19.73% ($2.3 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Mongolia in 2017 was $72.2 million, a 63.75% increase ($28.1 million) over 2016.

Mongolia was the US 167th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 169th in 2016), accounting for 0.0023% of US total trade (up from 0.0018% in 2016).

Mongolia was the US 147th largest export market in 2017 (up from 156th in 2016), accounting for 0.0053% of US total exports (up from 0.0038% in 2016).

Mongolia was the US 170th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 167th in 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total imports (down from 0.0005% in 2016).

US Exports to Mongolia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 69.32% of US total exports to Mongolia (71.83% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.70% of US total exports to Mongolia (7.40% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.31% of US total exports to Mongolia (6.07% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.84% of US total exports to Mongolia (6.53% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.35% of US total exports to Mongolia (2.78% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.15% of US total exports to Mongolia (1.15% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Mongolia in 2017 over 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 $13,216.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,191.0 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2,555.1 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,926.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1,866.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,813.2 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $828.2 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $820.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $539.3 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 $477.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $350.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $334.1 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $296.3 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $255.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Mongolia in 2017 over 2016 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) - a decrease of $1,454.0 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $820.5 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $587.3 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 $367.3 thousand.
US exports to Mongolia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 24.0 0.03 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 31.3 0.04 110.0-71.52
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 26.2-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 235.2 0.29 142.764.89
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 65.9 0.08 65.11.24
10 Cereals 144.2 0.18 108.732.73
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 24.3-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 19.8 0.02 24.8-20.20
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 62.3 0.08 62.9-1.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 31.8 0.04 51.9-38.60
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 182.6 0.22 215.2-15.16
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 158.6 0.19 67.2136.03
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 75.1 0.09 75.3-0.21
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 204.4 0.25 212.4-3.75
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,532.4 4.34 1,719.2105.47
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 291.6 0.36 419.2-30.44
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 75.2 0.09 50.150.11
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 23.3 0.03 18.923.28
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 914.2 1.12 617.947.95
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 945.9 1.16 117.8703.05
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,402.8 2.95 476.6404.13
31 Fertilizers 28.2 0.03 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 293.8 0.36 76.1285.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 668.8 0.82 412.961.97
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 769.5 0.94 291.6163.92
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 23.0 0.03 103.4-77.74
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 7.1 0.01 7.10.41
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2.5 0.00 30.0-91.57
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 871.1 1.07 536.962.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,126.7 1.38 587.491.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,014.6 4.93 1,459.5175.06
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 28.6 0.04 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 12.9 0.02 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 44.9 0.06 33.534.14
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 15.4 0.02 33.4-54.05
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 29.5 0.04 34.3-14.01
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 12.8 0.02 60.4-78.77
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 26.3 0.03 43.1-39.06
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 60.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,013.6 1.24 192.7426.06
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 188.3 0.23 48.2290.52
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 139.6 0.17 60.0132.62
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 478.6 0.59 1,066.0-55.10
65 Headgear and parts thereof 55.7 0.07 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 47.5 0.06 222.5-78.64
69 Ceramic products 4.4 0.01 65.9-93.32
70 Glass and glassware 69.6 0.09 21.5224.47
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 21.2 0.03 15.834.60
72 Iron and steel 53.2 0.07 53.10.27
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,742.4 2.14 1,578.510.39
74 Copper and articles thereof 25.7 0.03 19.233.56
75 Nickel and articles thereof 8.8 0.01 9.3-4.95
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 51.7 0.06 57.4-9.90
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 12.9 0.02 17.9-28.33
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 999.7 1.23 1,820.3-45.08
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 235.8 0.29 77.5204.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 18,464.5 22.68 15,273.520.89
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 4,981.1 6.12 5,348.4-6.87
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 25,213.6 30.96 11,996.8110.17
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4,801.6 5.90 2,934.763.62
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 149.0 0.18 96.654.14
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,838.7 3.49 4,292.7-33.87
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 14.4 0.02 7.689.07
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 17.2 0.02 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 206.9 0.25 79.5160.38
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 896.2 1.10 768.116.67
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 187.6 0.23 147.227.50
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 91.1 0.11 142.5-36.10
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 20.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,023.6 1.26 673.152.09

US Imports from Mongolia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 51.97% of US total imports from Mongolia (46.08% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 17.85% of US total imports from Mongolia (13.22% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.70% of US total imports from Mongolia (9.56% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.06% of US total imports from Mongolia (0.24% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.45% of US total imports from Mongolia (1.26% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.92% of US total imports from Mongolia (2.28% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Mongolia in 2017 over 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 $276.4 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $129.6 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $117.0 thousand;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $53.3 thousand;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $47.7 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 $36.9 thousand.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1,558.9 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 $569.7 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $455.0 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 $178.7 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;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $80.6 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $48.6 thousand;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $47.4 thousand.
US imports from Mongolia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 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 0.14 17.3-25.90
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 45.5 0.49 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 41.4 0.45 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12.9 0.14 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 21.8 0.24 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 80.1 0.87 535.0-85.03
26 Ores, slag and ash 4,730.3 51.11 4,777.7-0.99
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 53.3 0.58 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 117.0 1.26 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 20.5 0.22 25.4-19.31
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 0.46 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 11.2 0.12 4.5150.97
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 15.9 0.17 14.311.30
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 50.0 0.54 2.22,124.21
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,139.2 12.31 1,219.8-6.61
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 109.8 1.19 113.0-2.82
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 254.2 2.75 124.5104.11
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 46.8 0.51 9.9374.30
65 Headgear and parts thereof 36.7 0.40 40.2-8.84
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 84.8 0.92 263.5-67.83
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 9.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 207.3 2.24 195.16.27
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 191.0 2.06 760.7-74.89
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 366.8 3.96 90.4305.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 40.5 0.44 55.7-27.29
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 44.9 0.49 47.0-4.30
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.7 0.03 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 9.1-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 669.2 7.23 717.9-6.77
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 806.9 8.72 2,365.8-65.89
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce