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Russian trade in goods with Myanmar (Burma) in Q4 2017

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 fourth quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Myanmar (Burma)

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Myanmar (Burma) was $60,516,462, down 61.86% ($98,140,274) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $45,475,124, down 70.25% ($107,376,535) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $15,041,338, up 159.11% ($9,236,261) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Myanmar (Burma) in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $30,433,786, a 79.30% decrease ($116,612,796) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 96th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 73rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0362% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1164% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 89th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 65th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0442% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1823% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 92nd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 102nd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0234% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0111% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of Russian exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 60.40% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (25.34% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.24% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (0.10% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.61% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (2.53% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.57% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (1.84% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.46% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (0.63% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.26% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (3.55% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 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) - an increase of $7,256,566;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $4,047,318;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $502,500;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $240,194;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $233,255;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $172,787.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $7,865,199;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6,384,236;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $5,227,246;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $4,269,700;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $2,509,383;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1,074,989;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $616,872;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - a decrease of $406,022;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $355,991;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $225,151;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $190,750.
Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 502,500 1.10 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 12,800 0.03 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 147,820 0.33 764,692-80.67
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 190,750-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,201,972 9.24 154,6542,617.01
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 9,810-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 642-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 84,531 0.19 0
31 Fertilizers 828,355 1.82 595,10039.20
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7,656 0.02 801855.81
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 647 0.00 1,038-37.67
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,871 0.00 4,605-59.37
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 443,896 0.98 2,953,279-84.97
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 20,444 0.04 3656,688.89
39 Plastics and articles thereof 211,602 0.47 38,815445.16
40 Rubber and articles thereof 43,645 0.10 268,796-83.76
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 85,488-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 249 0.00 85,994-99.71
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 116,920 0.26 5,344,166-97.81
50 Silk 28 0.00 0
52 Cotton 0 0.00 827-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 21-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 409 0.00 62,220-99.34
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 108,277-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 2,180-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 406,022-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 9,114 0.02 18,552-50.87
70 Glass and glassware 5,919 0.01 37,381-84.17
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 631-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,386,191 3.05 1,145,99720.96
74 Copper and articles thereof 210 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 444 0.00 1,075,433-99.96
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 9-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 222,470 0.49 578,461-61.54
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 13,250 0.03 4,500194.44
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,770,221 19.29 16,635,420-47.28
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 11,160,261 24.54 3,903,695185.89
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 265,983 0.58 4,535,683-94.14
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,269,303 15.99 13,653,539-46.76
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 34,270 0.08 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 0 0.00 23,012-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 1,033-100.00
SS Classified 9,712,143 21.36 100 160 100-90.30

Russia’s Imports from Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of Russian imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 66.89% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (76.05% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.66% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (5.21% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.49% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (1.01% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.47% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.36% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (1.15% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $3,349,445;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $3,201,699;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,894,596;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $388,045;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $220,562;
  • 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 $167,447;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $137,835;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $88,930;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $72,087.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $192,612;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $105,055.
Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 13,920 0.09 118,975-88.30
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 90,428 0.60 18,341393.04
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 8,962 0.06 0
10 Cereals 3,310,081 22.01 108,3822,954.09
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 21,429-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 45,661 0.30 35,46028.77
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 712 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 88,930 0.59 0
26 Ores, slag and ash 220,562 1.47 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 768,027 5.11 960,639-20.05
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 204,514 1.36 66,679206.71
52 Cotton 939 0.01 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,820,587 18.75 925,991204.60
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,760,074 38.29 2,410,629138.94
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 125 0.00 2,407-94.81
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,343,349 8.93 955,30440.62
65 Headgear and parts thereof 136,641 0.91 118,64315.17
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1 0.00 1,584-99.94
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 199-100.00
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 223,288 1.48 55,841299.86
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 640 0.00 3,021-78.81
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 1,514-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,632 0.02 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 265 0.00 39579.49

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