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Russian trade in goods with Myanmar (Burma) in Q1 2019

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 first quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Myanmar (Burma)

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Myanmar (Burma) totaled $37,296,128, up 23.21% ($7,026,358) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $14,720,831, up 15.73% ($2,000,908) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $22,575,297, up 28.64% ($5,025,450) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $7,854,466, a 62.62% increase ($3,024,542) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 105th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 113th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0237% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0192% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 111th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 114th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0141% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0123% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 85th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 90th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0426% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0321% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of Russian exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 56.74% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (78.18% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 25.18% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (5.18% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.01% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (9.46% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.44% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (0.15% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.15% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (4.76% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $2,888,596;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,472,821;
  • 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 $816,653;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $791,418;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $377,336;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $118,679;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $86,282;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $82,136;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $63,892.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 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 $2,535,904;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,344,830;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $582,412;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $169,059.
Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 908,060 6.17 1,077,119-15.70
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 1,409-100.00
10 Cereals 377,336 2.56 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 188,746 1.28 124,85451.17
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 22,458 0.15 604,870-96.29
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 42,227 0.29 47,290-10.71
29 Organic chemicals 211 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 3,413,110 23.19 524,514550.72
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 64,302 0.44 35,85079.36
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 1-100.00
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 15,976 0.11 2,963439.18
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 18,375 0.12 2,397666.58
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 17,700 0.12 3,905353.27
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,043 0.08 1,109985.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 123,007 0.84 40,871200.96
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 6,577 0.04 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 863 0.01 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 22,217 0.15 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 118,747 0.81 68174,527.94
52 Cotton 0 0.00 1,206-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 1,011 0.01 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 658 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,195 0.01 681,657.35
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 136 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,030 0.04 12,810-52.93
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,427 0.03 14,333-69.11
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 437-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 18,889 0.13 0
72 Iron and steel 371 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 804,109 5.46 12,6916,236.06
74 Copper and articles thereof 10,169 0.07 11,016,800.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 86,282 0.59 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 25,916 0.18 0
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,094 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 15,949 0.11 5,856172.35
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,716 0.03 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 278,521 1.89 1,623,351-82.84
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 4,361,953 29.63 3,545,30023.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,479,077 10.05 6,25623,542.54
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,233,048 15.17 4,768,952-53.18
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 276 0.00 660-58.18
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 270 0.00 0
SS Classified 34,779 0.24 260 782-86.66

Russia’s Imports from Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of Russian imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 94.43% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (82.23% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.74% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (1.38% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.61% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (14.74% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $4,537,579;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,557,540;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $710,704;
  • 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 $518,185;
  • 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 $142,664.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2,387,626;
  • 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 $86,898;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $79,845.
Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,583 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 19,129 0.08 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 7,856-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,318 0.02 1,071396.55
10 Cereals 111,231 0.49 2,498,857-95.55
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 581 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 79,845-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 755 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 57,602 0.26 20,896175.66
40 Rubber and articles thereof 27 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 703,548 3.12 185,363279.55
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 27,550 0.12 53,631-48.63
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 129 0.00 0
52 Cotton 0 0.00 619-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,689,226 16.34 2,131,68673.07
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12,473,307 55.25 7,935,72857.18
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 14,696 0.07 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,006,921 22.18 4,296,21716.54
65 Headgear and parts thereof 133,965 0.59 67,41298.73
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 179 0.00 28,850.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,529 0.01 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,550 0.02 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9 0.00 580.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 25,555 0.11 3,319669.96
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 141,218 0.63 228,116-38.09
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 249 0.00 9,956-97.50
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 142,664 0.63 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,770 0.03 21,154-72.72
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,006 0.04 4,75168.51
SS Classified 0 0.00 3 363-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia