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Russian trade with Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2016

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 the third quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Myanmar (Burma)

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Myanmar (Burma) was $26,176,602, down 19.26% ($6,242,632) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $19,970,237, down 31.78% ($9,302,742) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $6,206,365, up 97.26% ($3,060,110) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $13,763,872, a 47.32% decrease ($12,362,852) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 110th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0215% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0255% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 100th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 94th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0278% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0368% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 101st largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 107th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0124% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0066% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of Russian exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 70.39% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (84.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.59% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (0.72% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.86% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (4.56% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.21% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (8.35% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $2,538,123;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $877,868;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $432,307;
  • 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 $296,007;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $158,262;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $150,928;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $91,309;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $70,943.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $6,353,559;
  • 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 $5,732,301;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $2,444,253;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $858,942;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $128,065;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $125,676.
Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 91,309 0.46 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 150,928 0.76 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 2,444,253-100.00
31 Fertilizers 2,538,123 12.71 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 166 0.00 5,139-96.77
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 2,325 0.01 496368.75
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 202-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 72,587 0.36 62,52316.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 300,339 1.50 142,077111.39
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8,853 0.04 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 95,615 0.48 43,972117.45
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 125,676-100.00
52 Cotton 816 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 91 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 358 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 470 0.00 112319.64
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 286 0.00 27,905-98.98
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 9,461 0.05 28,367-66.65
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 238 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 1-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9,613 0.05 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 5-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,217 0.03 1,577230.82
70 Glass and glassware 85,984 0.43 15,041471.66
72 Iron and steel 8,515 0.04 13,679-37.75
73 Articles of iron or steel 268,107 1.34 1,127,049-76.21
74 Copper and articles thereof 21,272 0.11 16,31830.36
75 Nickel and articles thereof 29 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 35,832 0.18 24,20248.05
78 Lead and articles thereof 268 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 19,479 0.10 147,544-86.80
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 17,262 0.09 6,189178.91
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,936,472 24.72 11,290,031-56.28
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 5,068,264 25.38 10,800,565-53.07
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 432,325 2.16 182,401,705.56
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,620,679 18.13 2,742,81132.01
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 4,070-100.00
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 296,993 1.49 98630,020.99
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 19,717 0.10 2,149817.50
SS Classified 1,852,244 9.28 200,022826.02

Russia’s Imports from Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of Russian imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 89.62% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (63.41% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.40% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (36.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $1,551,321;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1,534,245;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $447,845;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $288,781;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - an increase of $25,733;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $19,017.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $706,866;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $83,292;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $35,460.
Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 199,127 3.21 282,419-29.49
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 19,017 0.31 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,021 0.05 0
10 Cereals 112,673 1.82 819,539-86.25
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 35,460-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,479 0.02 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 289,842 4.67 1,06127,217.81
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 123-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 954,393 15.38 506,54888.41
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,743,655 44.21 1,209,410126.86
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,224 0.10 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,825,239 29.41 273,918566.35
65 Headgear and parts thereof 30,863 0.50 5,130501.62
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,067 0.03 0
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 10,380 0.17 11,832-12.27
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 0.00 815-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,105 0.13 0
SS Classified 267 0.00 0

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