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Russian trade with Myanmar (Burma) in 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 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Myanmar (Burma)

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Myanmar (Burma) was $216,711,998, down 16.09% ($41,546,479) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2017 were $167,349,337, down 29.99% ($71,670,930) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2017 totaled $49,362,661, up 156.59% ($30,124,451) from 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Myanmar (Burma) in 2017 was $117,986,676, a 46.32% decrease ($101,795,381) over 2016.

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 96th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 89th in 2016), accounting for 0.0371% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0552% in 2016).

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 89th largest export market in 2017 (down from 74th in 2016), accounting for 0.0469% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0837% in 2016).

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 92nd largest supplier in 2017 (up from 104th in 2016), accounting for 0.0217% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0106% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Myanmar (Burma)

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 21.65% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (42.65% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.63% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (1.95% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.40% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (3.61% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.52% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (0.08% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.01% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (1.10% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.44% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (2.34% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $4,015,698;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $922,507;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $919,100.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2017 over 2016 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) - a decrease of $32,820,621;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $21,116,673;
  • 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 $7,120,901;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $5,057,576;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $4,670,180;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $2,509,383;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,033,714;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $671,068;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $503,445.
Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 919,100 0.55 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 1,033,714-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 12,800 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 761,312 0.45 915,620-16.85
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 671,068-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 13 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,212,922 2.52 197,2242,036.11
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 9,011 0.01 9,810-8.14
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 642-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 84,531 0.05 0
31 Fertilizers 3,548,421 2.12 4,051,866-12.43
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 17,000 0.01 9671,658.01
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 819 0.00 3,549-76.92
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,885 0.00 4,605-59.07
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 443,896 0.27 2,953,279-84.97
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 32,678 0.02 4572,517.78
39 Plastics and articles thereof 738,556 0.44 428,46172.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 805,675 0.48 1,175,942-31.49
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 260,450 0.16 94,743174.90
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,440 0.00 2,299-37.36
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 455,263 0.27 238,61590.79
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 286,591 0.17 5,344,167-94.64
50 Silk 28 0.00 2040.00
52 Cotton 5,040 0.00 4,37115.31
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 91-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 1,817 0.00 1,31737.97
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,855 0.00 503666.40
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 1,536-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 70,739 0.04 77,527-8.76
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 238-100.00
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 144,679 0.09 180,458-19.83
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 406,022-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 157,044 0.09 131,34519.57
70 Glass and glassware 77,474 0.05 298,796-74.07
72 Iron and steel 111,261 0.07 34,077226.50
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,585,299 2.14 2,662,79234.64
74 Copper and articles thereof 29,555 0.02 47,006-37.13
75 Nickel and articles thereof 90 0.00 182-50.55
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,463,569 0.87 1,188,67923.13
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 330-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 50 0.00 93-46.24
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 188 0.00 16,937-98.89
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 630,395 0.38 605,2634.15
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 260,908 0.16 106,130145.84
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,597,692 8.13 34,714,365-60.83
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 13,112,083 7.84 20,232,984-35.19
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 906,852 0.54 5,577,032-83.74
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,607,104 5.14 41,427,725-79.22
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 39,411 0.02 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 71,892 0.04 343,442-79.07
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,908 0.00 23,088-87.40
SS Classified 111,877,041 66.85 113 703 025-1.61

Russia’s Imports from Myanmar (Burma)

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 71.02% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (84.89% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.40% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (4.81% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.16% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (0.66% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.01% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (0.41% in 2016).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $10,488,403;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $10,076,965;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $4,573,541;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $3,948,425;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $445,677;
  • 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 $388,021;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $220,562.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2017 over 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 $358,523.
Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,930 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 329,953 0.67 405,735-18.68
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 163,538 0.33 42,039289.01
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 10,325 0.02 57,255-81.97
10 Cereals 10,828,391 21.94 339,9883,084.93
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 25,110 0.05 43,792-42.66
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 92,490 0.19 36,939150.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,762 0.01 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 88,930 0.18 0
26 Ores, slag and ash 220,562 0.45 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,379 0.02 2,821197.02
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,632 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,403,342 2.84 1,761,865-20.35
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 571,407 1.16 125,730354.47
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2,786 0.01 1,89646.94
52 Cotton 2,110 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,179,861 14.55 3,231,436122.19
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 18,541,128 37.56 8,464,163119.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 16,033 0.03 9,15575.13
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,997,556 18.23 4,424,015103.38
65 Headgear and parts thereof 321,935 0.65 197,25363.21
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 11 0.00 5,056-99.78
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 199-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,676 0.02 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 458,777 0.93 70,756548.39
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 28,532 0.06 7,909260.75
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 32,876 0.07 1,7251,805.86
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11,976 0.02 8,10547.76
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 388 0.00 111249.55
SS Classified 3,265 0.01 2671,122.85
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia