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Russian trade with Myanmar (Burma) in 2015

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 2015: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Myanmar (Burma)

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Myanmar (Burma) totaled $130,486,360, up 57.12% ($47,438,817) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 totaled $114,750,847, up 145.23% ($67,956,805) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 were $15,735,513, down 56.60% ($20,517,988) from 2014.

Russia’s trade surplus with Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 was $99,015,334, a 839.38% increase ($88,474,793) over 2014.

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 108th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 117th in 2014), accounting for 0.0248% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0106% in 2014).

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 95th largest export market in 2015 (up from 118th in 2014), accounting for 0.0334% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0094% in 2014).

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 106th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 98th in 2014), accounting for 0.0086% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0127% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of Russian exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 71.57% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (51.60% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.34% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (0.90% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.70% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (14.99% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.97% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (9.57% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.75% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (4.64% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.02% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (0.93% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 over 2014 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) - an increase of $30,255,623;
  • 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) - an increase of $17,597,101;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $9,999,058;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $4,546,031;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $466,542.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,331,808;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $837,965.
Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 700,410 0.61 433,95061.40
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 482 0.00 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 466,542 0.41 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 255,517 0.22 239,1476.85
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,730,231 4.12 184,2002,467.99
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 116,807 0.10 178,335-34.50
29 Organic chemicals 4,338 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 257 0.00 3,610-92.88
31 Fertilizers 2,881,018 2.51 3,718,983-22.53
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9,947 0.01 4,160139.11
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 1,064 0.00 312241.03
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,628 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 15,633 0.01 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 248-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 13,741 0.01 3,011356.36
39 Plastics and articles thereof 105,909 0.09 135,351-21.75
40 Rubber and articles thereof 258,274 0.23 432,311-40.26
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 20,357 0.02 6,362219.98
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 15,719-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 28,031-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 543,728 0.47 443,85222.50
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,465,118 1.28 1,700,748-13.85
50 Silk 0 0.00 346-100.00
52 Cotton 30 0.00 9,374-99.68
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 7,959-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 6,134-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 112 0.00 557-79.89
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 27,905 0.02 50,250-44.47
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 28,862 0.03 11,571149.43
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6 0.00 278-97.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12 0.00 21,755-99.94
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 30,351 0.03 1,0952,671.78
69 Ceramic products 3,968 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 34,592 0.03 157,337-78.01
72 Iron and steel 35,752 0.03 93,800-61.88
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,640,917 3.17 5,972,725-39.04
74 Copper and articles thereof 77,207 0.07 8,737783.68
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 60,100 0.05 350,064-82.83
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 147-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 1-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 5,854-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 406,017 0.35 436,200-6.92
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 28,258 0.02 147,437-80.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16,201,371 14.12 6,202,313161.21
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 26,499,322 23.09 8,902,221197.67
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 314,018 0.27 183,28571.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 39,115,690 34.09 8,860,067341.48
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,070 0.00 6,408-36.49
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 42,004 0.04 44,352-5.29
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,060 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,173 0.00 18,465-88.23
SS Classified 16,601,043 14.47 7 766 980113.74

Russia’s Imports from Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of Russian imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 49.93% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (22.81% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 48.87% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (76.55% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $680,044;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $64,605.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $19,125,137;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,034,298;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $625,479;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $449,633;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $70,926.
Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,097,559 6.98 2,131,857-48.52
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 32,259 0.21 0
10 Cereals 6,494,845 41.28 25,619,982-74.65
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 64,605 0.41 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 578 0.00 1,143-49.43
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 63-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,123 0.01 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 148,533 0.94 219,459-32.32
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,520 0.01 4,318-64.80
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,009,146 12.77 2,458,779-18.29
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,833,453 30.72 5,458,932-11.46
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 20 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 992,459 6.31 312,415217.67
65 Headgear and parts thereof 21,748 0.14 38,645-43.72
69 Ceramic products 347 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 119-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 3,088-100.00
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 34,772 0.22 3,700839.78
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 731 0.00 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 815 0.01 1,001-18.58
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia