Economic Trivia

Trade with China represents more than half of Mongolia's total external trade - China receives more than 90% of Mongolia's exports.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2016): China, Russia, and United Kingdom
Top 3 Exported Goods (2016): Ores, Oil & Mineral Fuels, and Precious Stones & Metals

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Construction and Construction Materials; Mining (Coal, Copper, Molybdenum, Fluorspar, Tin, Tungsten, Gold); Oil; Food and Beverages

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $36,995,994,768 (2016)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 0.976% (2016)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $12,220 (2016)
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GDP Country Rank 118/194 (2016)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 0.554% (2016)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $23,912,336,000 (2016)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 24.7% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 17.102% (2016)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 7.278% (2016)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($948,455,403) (2015)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 1,360,397 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 28.45% (2015)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 20.29% (2015)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 51.26% (2015)
Unemployment Rate 6.323% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $5,223,382,698 (2016)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $5,666,856,674 (2016)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 74.148% (2016)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) ($4,156,404,704) (2016)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $687,659,902 (2015)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Mongolia’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank