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Russian trade in goods with Myanmar (Burma) in Q1 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 first quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Myanmar (Burma)

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Myanmar (Burma) totaled $30,269,770, up 67.01% ($12,145,124) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $12,719,923, up 62.22% ($4,878,646) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $17,549,847, up 70.66% ($7,266,478) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2018 was $4,829,924, a 97.78% increase ($2,387,832) over the 1st quarter of 2017.

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 113th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 114th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0192% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0141% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 114th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0123% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0094% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 90th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 94th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0321% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0227% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of Russian exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 78.18% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (48.74% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.46% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (7.18% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.18% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (3.91% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.76% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (0.12% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.15% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (7.09% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 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) - an increase of $3,974,098;
  • 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 $2,153,814;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $1,077,119;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $595,103;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $524,514;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $59,225;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $38,279.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $438,413;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $303,108;
  • 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 $219,196;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $152,125;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $145,013;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $82,192;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $76,594;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $65,244.
Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,077,119 8.47 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,409 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 124,854 0.98 563,267-77.83
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 13-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 604,870 4.76 9,7676,093.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 47,290 0.37 9,011424.80
31 Fertilizers 524,514 4.12 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 35,850 0.28 9,029297.05
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1 0.00 0
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 2,963 0.02 1022,804.90
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,397 0.02 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,905 0.03 12,171-67.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,109 0.01 83,301-98.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 40,871 0.32 192,996-78.82
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 219,196-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 68 0.00 71-4.23
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 10,829-100.00
52 Cotton 1,206 0.01 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 68 0.00 922-92.62
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12,810 0.10 12,1955.04
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 14,333 0.11 41,999-65.87
70 Glass and glassware 437 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 76,594-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 12,691 0.10 315,799-95.98
74 Copper and articles thereof 1 0.00 340-99.71
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 145,013-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,856 0.05 17,784-67.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 34-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,623,351 12.76 1,564,1263.79
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 3,545,300 27.87 1,391,486154.79
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,256 0.05 71,500-91.25
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,768,952 37.49 794,854499.98
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 660 0.01 6393.29
SS Classified 260,782 2.05 2 298 239-88.65

Russia’s Imports from Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of Russian imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 82.23% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (88.76% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.74% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (9.57% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.38% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st 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 $4,101,559;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1,615,378;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,044,129;
  • 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 $227,677;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $123,851;
  • 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 $78,669.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 49,020-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,856 0.04 2,749185.78
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,071 0.01 1,358-21.13
10 Cereals 2,498,857 14.24 883,479182.84
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 79,845 0.45 46,82970.50
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 742-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 20,896 0.12 7,799167.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,614-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 185,363 1.06 106,69473.73
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 53,631 0.31 45,89516.86
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 2,505-100.00
52 Cotton 619 0.00 964-35.79
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,131,686 12.15 1,087,55796.01
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,935,728 45.22 3,834,169106.97
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 876-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,296,217 24.48 4,172,3662.97
65 Headgear and parts thereof 67,412 0.38 31,879111.46
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2 0.00 20.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,319 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 228,116 1.30 43951,862.64
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,956 0.06 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 6,433-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 21,154 0.12 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,751 0.03 0
SS Classified 3,363 0.02 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia