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Russian trade in goods with Myanmar (Burma) in Q1 2020

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 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Myanmar (Burma)

In the 1st quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Myanmar (Burma) totaled $49,957,357, up 33.95% ($12,661,229) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2020 were $9,103,646, down 38.16% ($5,617,185) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2020 totaled $40,853,711, up 80.97% ($18,278,414) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade deficit with Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2020 was $31,750,065, a 304.23% increase ($23,895,599) over the 1st quarter of 2019.

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 92nd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 105th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0351% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0237% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 116th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 111th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0102% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0141% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Myanmar (Burma) was Russia’s 76th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 85th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0769% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0426% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of Russian exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 68.70% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (56.74% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.44% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (25.18% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.07% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (10.01% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.78% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (0.96% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.73% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (0.15% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.13% of Russia’s total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (6.44% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,103,309;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $417,089;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $401,951;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $316,756;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $175,030;
  • 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 $81,720;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $33,873;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $27,917.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $2,519,540;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2,213,589;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $908,060;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $793,070;
  • 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 $747,241;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $377,336;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $240,959;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $122,097;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $86,282;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $64,302.
Russia’s exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 908,060-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 401,951 4.42 0
10 Cereals 0 0.00 377,336-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 605,835 6.65 188,746220.98
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 339,214 3.73 22,4581,410.44
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 123,947 1.36 42,227193.53
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 211-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 15,742 0.17 0
31 Fertilizers 893,570 9.82 3,413,110-73.82
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 64,302-100.00
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 15,976-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 18,375-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 17,700-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,200 0.08 12,043-40.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 910 0.01 123,007-99.26
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3,394 0.04 6,577-48.40
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 863-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 50,134 0.55 22,217125.66
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 293,777 3.23 118,747147.40
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 1,011-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 658-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 35,068 0.39 1,1952,834.56
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 136-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 6,030-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 178 0.00 4,427-95.98
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 18,889-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 371-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 11,039 0.12 804,109-98.63
74 Copper and articles thereof 42 0.00 10,169-99.59
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 86,282-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 483 0.01 25,916-98.14
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,094-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 15,949-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 4,716-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 37,562 0.41 278,521-86.51
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 3,614,712 39.71 4,361,953-17.13
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,582,386 28.37 1,479,07774.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 19,459 0.21 2,233,048-99.13
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 1,946 0.02 276605.07
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 270-100.00
SS Classified 65,097 0.72 34 77987.17

Russia’s Imports from Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of Russian imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 87.18% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (94.43% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.25% of Russia’s total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (0.61% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $9,631,527;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $2,483,854;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $2,422,647;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $2,086,602;
  • 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 $1,660,563.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $129,512.
Russia’s imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 1,583-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 19,129-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 17,946 0.04 5,318237.46
10 Cereals 2,533,878 6.20 111,2312,178.03
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 581-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,070 0.00 75541.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 28,171 0.07 57,602-51.09
40 Rubber and articles thereof 535 0.00 271,881.48
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,364,111 5.79 703,548236.03
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 77,592 0.19 27,550181.64
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 14,657 0.04 12911,262.02
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,775,828 14.14 3,689,22656.56
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 22,104,834 54.11 12,473,30777.22
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,790 0.00 14,696-87.82
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,490,775 18.34 5,006,92149.61
65 Headgear and parts thereof 244,385 0.60 133,96582.42
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 549 0.00 179206.70
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,484 0.00 2,529-41.32
73 Articles of iron or steel 701 0.00 3,550-80.25
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 25,555-100.00
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 145,596 0.36 141,2183.10
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,438 0.01 2491,280.72
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 13,152 0.03 142,664-90.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 17,156 0.04 5,770197.33
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,668 0.01 8,006-66.67
SS Classified 13,395 0.03 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia