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Russian trade with Myanmar (Burma) in 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 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Myanmar (Burma)

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Myanmar (Burma) totaled $258,258,477, up 97.92% ($127,772,117) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2016 totaled $239,020,267, up 108.29% ($124,269,420) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2016 totaled $19,238,210, up 22.26% ($3,502,697) from 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Myanmar (Burma) in 2016 was $219,782,057, a 121.97% increase ($120,766,723) over 2015.

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 89th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 108th in 2015), accounting for 0.0552% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0248% in 2015).

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 74th largest export market in 2016 (up from 95th in 2015), accounting for 0.0837% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0334% in 2015).

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 104th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 106th in 2015), accounting for 0.0106% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0086% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Myanmar (Burma)

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 42.65% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (71.57% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.61% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (2.97% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.34% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (1.75% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.95% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (3.70% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.10% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (1.02% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.08% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (4.34% in 2015).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $18,512,994;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $5,263,014;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $3,879,049;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $2,937,646;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,312,035;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1,170,848;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,128,579;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1,033,714;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $917,668;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $915,620.

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

  • 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 $6,266,338;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $4,533,007;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $978,125.
Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 700,410-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,033,714 0.43 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 482-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 915,620 0.38 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 671,068 0.28 466,54243.84
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 255,517-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 197,224 0.08 4,730,231-95.83
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 9,810 0.00 116,807-91.60
29 Organic chemicals 642 0.00 4,338-85.20
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 257-100.00
31 Fertilizers 4,051,866 1.70 2,881,01840.64
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 967 0.00 9,947-90.28
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 3,549 0.00 1,064233.55
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,605 0.00 1,628182.86
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,953,279 1.24 15,63318,791.31
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 45 0.00 13,741-99.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 428,461 0.18 105,909304.56
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,175,942 0.49 258,274355.31
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 20,357-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 94,743 0.04 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,299 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 238,615 0.10 543,728-56.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,344,167 2.24 1,465,118264.76
50 Silk 20 0.00 0
52 Cotton 4,371 0.00 3014,470.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 91 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 1,317 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 503 0.00 112349.11
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,536 0.00 27,905-94.50
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 77,527 0.03 28,862168.61
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 238 0.00 63,866.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 108,277 0.05 110,827,600.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 180,458 0.08 121,503,716.67
65 Headgear and parts thereof 406,022 0.17 58,120,340.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 131,345 0.05 30,351332.75
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 3,968-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 298,796 0.13 34,592763.77
72 Iron and steel 34,077 0.01 35,752-4.69
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,662,792 1.11 3,640,917-26.86
74 Copper and articles thereof 47,006 0.02 77,207-39.12
75 Nickel and articles thereof 182 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,188,679 0.50 60,1001,877.84
78 Lead and articles thereof 330 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 93 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 16,937 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 605,263 0.25 406,01749.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 106,130 0.04 28,258275.58
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 34,714,365 14.52 16,201,371114.27
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 20,232,984 8.46 26,499,322-23.65
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,577,032 2.33 314,0181,676.02
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 41,427,725 17.33 39,115,6905.91
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 343,442 0.14 42,004717.64
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 6,060-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 23,088 0.01 2,173962.49
SS Classified 113,703,025 47.57 16 601 043584.91

Russia’s Imports from Myanmar (Burma)

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 84.89% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (49.93% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.81% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (48.87% in 2015).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $3,630,710;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $3,431,556;
  • 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 $1,759,742;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,222,290;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - an increase of $175,505.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $6,154,857;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $691,824.
Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 405,735 2.11 1,097,559-63.03
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 42,039 0.22 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 57,255 0.30 32,25977.49
10 Cereals 339,988 1.77 6,494,845-94.77
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 43,792 0.23 64,605-32.22
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 36,939 0.19 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,821 0.01 578388.06
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,761,865 9.16 2,12382,889.40
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 125,730 0.65 148,533-15.35
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,896 0.01 1,52024.74
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,231,436 16.80 2,009,14660.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8,464,163 44.00 4,833,45375.12
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9,155 0.05 2045,675.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,424,015 23.00 992,459345.76
65 Headgear and parts thereof 197,253 1.03 21,748806.99
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 5,056 0.03 0
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 347-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 199 0.00 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 70,756 0.37 34,772103.49
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,909 0.04 731981.94
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 1,725 0.01 815111.66
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,105 0.04 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 111 0.00 0
SS Classified 267 0.00 0

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