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Russian trade in goods with Myanmar (Burma) in Q2 2018

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 second quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Myanmar (Burma)

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Myanmar (Burma) was $22,481,768, down 80.18% ($90,936,849) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 2nd quarter of 2018 were $9,447,420, down 91.08% ($96,466,156) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $13,034,348, up 73.67% ($5,529,307) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade balance with Myanmar (Burma) went from a surplus of $98,408,535 in the 2nd quarter of 2017, to a deficit of $3,586,928 in the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 120th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 80th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0132% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0812% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 121st largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 70th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0086% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1261% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 90th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 96th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0215% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0135% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of Russian exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 49.42% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.79% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.39% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (3.17% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.60% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (1.32% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.28% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (2.46% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 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 $4,668,679;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $613,147;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $571,276;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $365,401;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $280,800;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $34,719.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1,263,676;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,058,736;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $747,375;
  • 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 $520,554;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $387,642;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $367,503;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $221,288;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $173,184;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $158,842;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $142,119;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $131,247;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $98,857;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $55,143;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $54,757;
  • 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) - a decrease of $51,298;
  • 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 $34,124;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $33,383;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $31,440.
Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 280,800 2.97 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 26,824 0.28 0
10 Cereals 571,276 6.05 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 613,147 6.49 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,668,679 49.42 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 34,719 0.37 0
31 Fertilizers 1,102,827 11.67 737,42649.55
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 302-100.00
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 0 0.00 67-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 49,281 0.52 191,400-74.25
40 Rubber and articles thereof 97,761 1.03 465,264-78.99
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 8,954 0.09 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 91 0.00 34,215-99.73
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 860 0.01 1,440-40.28
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 29,596 0.31 202,780-85.40
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 158,842-100.00
52 Cotton 527 0.01 3,642-85.53
54 Man-made filaments 385 0.00 1,817-78.81
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 144-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 13,090 0.14 67,847-80.71
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 120 0.00 131,367-99.91
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 859 0.01 17,527-95.10
70 Glass and glassware 15,618 0.17 70,761-77.93
72 Iron and steel 117 0.00 31,557-99.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 85,336 0.90 832,711-89.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,244 0.04 25,478-83.34
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 16,840 0.18 1,280,516-98.68
80 Tin and articles thereof 13 0.00 50-74.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 387,642-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 14,000 0.15 47,383-70.45
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 724,164 7.67 1,782,900-59.38
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 339,466 3.59 860,020-60.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 105,840 1.12 327,128-67.65
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 284,343 3.01 383,200-25.80
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,378 0.04 2,74722.97
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 14,173 0.15 65,471-78.35
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 482 0.01 2,896-83.36
SS Classified 339,610 3.59 97 799 036-99.65

Russia’s Imports from Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of Russian imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 72.57% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (56.09% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.69% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (37.52% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.37% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (0.80% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.36% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (2.18% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $3,580,527;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,437,167;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $251,238;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $211,573;
  • 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 $139,670;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $119,065.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $131,273;
  • 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 $113,457.
Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 131,273-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 33,713 0.26 32,3714.15
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,099 0.02 0
10 Cereals 2,903,567 22.28 2,652,3299.47
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 18,705 0.14 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,420 0.05 5801,006.90
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,658 0.04 1825,777.78
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 362,789 2.78 223,11962.60
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 178,905 1.37 59,840198.97
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 281-100.00
52 Cotton 671 0.01 207224.15
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,251,728 17.28 814,561176.43
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,836,194 44.78 2,255,667158.73
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,428 0.05 928592.67
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,319,183 10.12 1,107,61019.10
65 Headgear and parts thereof 40,207 0.31 30,31732.62
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4,883 0.04 3162,666.67
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,506 0.01 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 17 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 46,863 0.36 160,320-70.77
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 3,285-100.00
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 8,200 0.06 26,370-68.90
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,612 0.06 5,89429.15
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 68-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia