US trade with Mongolia in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 09, 2018

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

US Trade with Mongolia

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Mongolia totaled $64.3 million, up 18.26% ($9.9 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Mongolia in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $57.0 million, up 28.95% ($12.8 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Mongolia in the first nine months of 2017 were $7.2 million, down 28.44% ($2.9 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Mongolia in the first nine months of 2017 was $49.8 million, a 45.98% increase ($15.7 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Mongolia was the US 168th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 166th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0022% of US total trade (up from 0.0021% in the first nine months of 2016).

Mongolia was the US 150th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 154th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0050% of US total exports (up from 0.0042% in the first nine months of 2016).

Mongolia was the US 169th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 165th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total imports (down from 0.0006% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Mongolia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 70.19% of US total exports to Mongolia (73.25% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.60% of US total exports to Mongolia (7.27% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.85% of US total exports to Mongolia (5.77% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.22% of US total exports to Mongolia (5.72% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.69% of US total exports to Mongolia (2.52% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.23% of US total exports to Mongolia (1.00% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Mongolia in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $9,532.8 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1,595.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,506.8 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,091.4 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $812.8 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $520.8 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 $505.0 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $459.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $457.4 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $261.4 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $225.8 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Mongolia in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 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 $1,699.1 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 $1,309.9 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $536.9 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $466.9 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $212.8 thousand;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $188.9 thousand.
US exports to Mongolia in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 24.0 0.04 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16.8 0.03 110.0-84.72
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 196.5 0.34 98.399.97
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 56.5 0.10 62.6-9.61
10 Cereals 127.3 0.22 104.421.98
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 0.03 24.8-20.20
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 62.3 0.11 62.9-1.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 26.4 0.05 46.4-43.02
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 50.7 0.09 201.5-74.83
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 107.1 0.19 27.2294.45
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 62.3 0.11 64.8-3.92
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 149.2 0.26 164.6-9.38
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,682.5 4.70 1,175.7128.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 267.5 0.47 348.1-23.16
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 59.9 0.10 50.119.55
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 20.0 0.04 18.95.84
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 683.5 1.20 422.161.93
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 626.6 1.10 105.8492.32
30 Pharmaceutical products 495.7 0.87 366.135.43
31 Fertilizers 28.2 0.05 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 290.6 0.51 64.8348.39
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 441.8 0.77 320.337.92
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 733.3 1.29 228.3221.18
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 96.5-100.00
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 780.7 1.37 323.3141.49
39 Plastics and articles thereof 900.5 1.58 441.2104.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,309.4 4.05 1,218.089.61
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 28.6 0.05 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 33.8 0.06 33.51.00
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 0.03 30.6-49.72
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 26.2 0.05 34.3-23.49
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 0.05 27.8-5.41
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 60.2-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 823.9 1.44 11.17,322.43
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 104.3 0.18 16.3541.54
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 100.9 0.18 45.0124.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 411.5 0.72 878.4-53.15
65 Headgear and parts thereof 55.7 0.10 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 33.7 0.06 222.5-84.87
69 Ceramic products 4.4 0.01 56.6-92.23
70 Glass and glassware 58.3 0.10 21.5171.89
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 0.02 15.8-24.44
72 Iron and steel 53.2 0.09 49.86.85
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,190.2 2.09 1,403.0-15.17
74 Copper and articles thereof 25.7 0.05 19.233.56
75 Nickel and articles thereof 5.1 0.01 9.3-45.54
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 41.6 0.07 57.4-27.49
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 888.4 1.56 908.8-2.25
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 202.1 0.35 66.7202.92
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,208.2 21.40 12,745.1-4.21
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 2,860.1 5.01 4,170.0-31.41
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 19,435.7 34.07 9,902.996.26
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3,645.0 6.39 2,049.477.86
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 149.0 0.26 96.654.14
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,738.8 3.05 3,437.9-49.42
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 14.4 0.03 4.1252.57
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 17.2 0.03 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 166.7 0.29 53.8209.67
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 635.0 1.11 651.3-2.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 158.6 0.28 107.747.33
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 44.8 0.08 61.6-27.22
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 571.0 1.00 579.7-1.51

US Imports from Mongolia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 57.17% of US total imports from Mongolia (49.38% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 15.26% of US total imports from Mongolia (8.88% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.61% of US total imports from Mongolia (8.98% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.36% of US total imports from Mongolia (0.03% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.68% of US total imports from Mongolia (1.43% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.17% of US total imports from Mongolia (2.60% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Mongolia in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $183.8 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 $67.1 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;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $52.1 thousand;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $47.2 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 $35.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $26.3 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 $25.3 thousand.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1,695.0 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 $480.8 thousand;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $480.6 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $376.9 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $282.9 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.
US imports from Mongolia in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 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 0.18 17.3-25.90
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 45.5 0.63 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 41.4 0.57 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12.9 0.18 0.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 9.1 0.13 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 80.1 1.11 457.0-82.48
26 Ores, slag and ash 4,060.6 56.07 4,541.2-10.58
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 53.3 0.74 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 117.0 1.61 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.7 0.01 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 0.59 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 9.4 0.13 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 49.5 0.68 2.22,102.67
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 787.9 10.88 735.87.08
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 62.7 0.87 47.033.31
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 134.2 1.85 67.1100.12
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 45.7 0.63 9.9363.24
65 Headgear and parts thereof 15.9 0.22 36.4-56.28
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 1.17 263.5-67.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 195.8 2.70 169.515.51
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 146.1 2.02 626.9-76.69
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 274.2 3.79 90.4203.36
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7.7 0.11 22.5-65.67
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 44.5 0.61 19.2132.12
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2.7 0.04 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 391.4 5.40 674.4-41.96
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 514.1 7.10 2,209.1-76.73
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce