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Russian trade with Myanmar (Burma) in 2013

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 2013: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Myanmar (Burma)

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Myanmar (Burma) was $113,851,875, down 31.42% ($52,171,317) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2013 were $78,691,993, down 36.51% ($45,252,050) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2013 were $35,159,882, down 16.44% ($6,919,267) from 2012.

Russia’s trade surplus with Myanmar (Burma) in 2013 was $43,532,111, a 46.82% decrease ($38,332,783) over 2012.

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 112th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 104th in 2012), accounting for 0.0135% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0197% in 2012).

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 103rd largest export market in 2013 (down from 96th in 2012), accounting for 0.0149% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0236% in 2012).

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 99th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 96th in 2012), accounting for 0.0112% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0133% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of Russian exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 28.80% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (23.19% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.91% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (2.10% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.06% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (2.80% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.01% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (0.84% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $3,271,966;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,192,649;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $416,285.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4,886,716;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1,766,319;
  • 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 $1,293,111;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,182,065;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,142,629.
Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 212,096-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 33 0.00 2,270-98.55
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 120,513 0.15 51,580133.64
29 Organic chemicals 1 0.00 121-99.17
30 Pharmaceutical products 1 0.00 34,624-100.00
31 Fertilizers 4,366,150 5.55 1,094,184299.03
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 21,379 0.03 4,643360.46
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 9 0.00 39,123-99.98
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 17 0.00 2,562-99.34
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 54,347-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 600 0.00 531,032.08
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 17,354 0.02 5,390221.97
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,828 0.01 1,150,457-99.32
40 Rubber and articles thereof 118,056 0.15 162,666-27.42
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 1,245-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,534 0.00 4,138-14.60
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 634,796 0.81 506,99225.21
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 945,164 1.20 528,87978.71
52 Cotton 33 0.00 189-82.54
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 27,343 0.03 4276,303.51
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 169-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4,612 0.01 1,742164.75
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 400 0.00 21486.92
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 27,602 0.04 8683,079.95
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 160,635 0.20 2,7815,676.16
70 Glass and glassware 54,570 0.07 6,439747.49
72 Iron and steel 1,355 0.00 1,463-7.38
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,964,406 3.77 771,757284.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,056 0.00 973214.08
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 92,600 0.12 57,97159.74
78 Lead and articles thereof 147 0.00 867-83.04
80 Tin and articles thereof 60 0.00 79-24.05
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,079 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 868,416 1.10 2,634,735-67.04
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 49,657 0.06 16030,935.63
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,541,732 15.94 17,428,448-28.04
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 3,729,215 4.74 3,630,3622.72
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 138,832 0.18 245,352-43.42
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,254,256 7.95 7,436,321-15.90
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 9,452 0.01 6,95235.96
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 0 0.00 1,293,111-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,465 0.01 4,1208.37
SS Classified 45,522,629 57.85 86 563 173-47.41

Russia’s Imports from Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of Russian imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 75.93% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (61.86% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 18.69% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (18.95% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.72% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (0.00% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (19.16% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - an increase of $1,659,164;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $731,871;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $198,367.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $7,653,939;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $952,049;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $358,507;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $348,157;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $146,787.
Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,192,235 6.24 1,460,36450.12
10 Cereals 24,421,214 69.46 24,568,001-0.60
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 84,196 0.24 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,171-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 150-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 200,864 0.57 2,4977,944.21
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 24,442 0.07 3,386621.85
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,186,227 3.37 2,138,276-44.52
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,288,799 15.04 5,636,956-6.18
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 98,207-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,104 0.01 57,529-96.34
65 Headgear and parts thereof 93,767 0.27 43,554115.29
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 160 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,659,164 4.72 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 79 0.00 7,654,018-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 358,507-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 49,233-100.00
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 6,631 0.02 7,300-9.16
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