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Russian trade with Myanmar (Burma) in 2012

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Myanmar (Burma) in 2012: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Myanmar (Burma)

In 2012, Russia’s trade with Myanmar (Burma) was $166,023,192, down 68.90% ($367,883,923) from 2011.

Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2012 were $123,944,043, down 75.66% ($385,352,665) from 2011.

Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2012 totaled $42,079,149, up 70.98% ($17,468,742) from 2011.

Russia’s trade surplus with Myanmar (Burma) in 2012 was $81,864,894, a 83.11% decrease ($402,821,407) over 2011.

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 104th largest trading partner in 2012 (down from 79th in 2011), accounting for 0.0197% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0649% in 2011).

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 96th largest export market in 2012 (down from 71st in 2011), accounting for 0.0236% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0986% in 2011).

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 96th largest supplier in 2012 (up from 108th in 2011), accounting for 0.0133% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0080% in 2011).

Russia’s Exports to Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of Russian exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2012 (and in 2011) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 23.19% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (17.01% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.80% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (28.03% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.10% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (0.51% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $2,189,813;
  • 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 $1,122,364;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $734,781;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $506,992.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $141,470,858;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $33,410,600;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $13,288,660;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $6,430,788;
  • 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 $4,763,013;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $1,565,784;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $1,079,984.
Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 212,096 0.17 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,270 0.00 3,472-34.62
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 51,580 0.04 20025,690.00
29 Organic chemicals 121 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 34,624 0.03 10,716223.11
31 Fertilizers 1,094,184 0.88 771,58341.81
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,643 0.00 4,4234.97
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 39,123 0.03 14,415171.40
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,562 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 54,347 0.04 1,134,331-95.21
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 53 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,390 0.00 2,89086.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,150,457 0.93 415,676176.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 162,666 0.13 256,138-36.49
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,245 0.00 3,917-68.22
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,138 0.00 243,798-98.30
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 506,992 0.41 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 528,879 0.43 2,094,663-74.75
52 Cotton 189 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 427 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 169 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,742 0.00 1,15051.48
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 214 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 138,417-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 868 0.00 121,083-99.28
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,781 0.00 2511,024.00
70 Glass and glassware 6,439 0.01 19,118-66.32
72 Iron and steel 1,463 0.00 382282.98
73 Articles of iron or steel 771,757 0.62 142,242,615-99.46
74 Copper and articles thereof 973 0.00 1,887-48.44
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 57,971 0.05 52,32310.79
78 Lead and articles thereof 867 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 79 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,634,735 2.13 444,922492.18
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 160 0.00 2,308-93.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,428,448 14.06 50,839,048-65.72
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 3,630,362 2.93 8,393,375-56.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 245,352 0.20 6,676,140-96.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,436,321 6.00 20,724,981-64.12
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6,952 0.01 8,063-13.78
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 1,293,111 1.04 170,747657.33
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,120 0.00 2,96439.00
SS Classified 86,563,173 69.84 274 500 938-68.47

Russia’s Imports from Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of Russian imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2012 (and in 2011) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 61.86% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (45.17% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.16% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (0.00% in 2011);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 18.95% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (54.72% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $14,583,422;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $7,654,018;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $358,507;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $329,338.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $5,291,742;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $366,837.
Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,460,364 3.47 1,131,02629.12
10 Cereals 24,568,001 58.39 9,984,579146.06
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,171 0.00 452159.07
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 150 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,497 0.01 3,645-31.50
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3,386 0.01 20,858-83.77
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,138,276 5.08 2,505,113-14.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,636,956 13.40 10,928,698-48.42
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 98,207 0.23 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 57,529 0.14 33,71770.62
65 Headgear and parts thereof 43,554 0.10 0
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 671-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 123-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,654,018 18.19 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 358,507 0.85 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 49,233 0.12 0
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 7,300 0.02 1,508384.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 13-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia