US trade (export - import) with Myanmar (Burma) in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 12, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Myanmar (Burma) in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Myanmar (Burma)

In 2018, US trade with Myanmar (Burma) totaled $772.3 million, up 30.85% ($182.1 million) from 2017.

US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2018 totaled $260.5 million, up 23.41% ($49.4 million) from 2017.

US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2018 totaled $511.8 million, up 35.00% ($132.7 million) from 2017.

US trade deficit with Myanmar (Burma) in 2018 was $251.3 million, a 49.56% increase ($83.3 million) over 2017.

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 105th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 110th in 2017), accounting for 0.0180% of US total trade (up from 0.0149% in 2017).

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 124th largest export market in 2018 (down from 122nd in 2017), accounting for 0.0156% of US total exports (up from 0.0137% in 2017).

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 91st largest supplier in 2018 (up from 96th in 2017), accounting for 0.0196% of US total imports (up from 0.0157% in 2017).

US Exports to Myanmar (Burma)

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 48.49% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (33.07% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 23.08% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (10.14% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 20.63% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (51.03% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.04% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (1.64% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.03% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (0.48% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $34.6 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $30.7 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $17.1 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $5.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • 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 $1.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $55.3 million;
  • 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 $5.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1.0 million.
US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 605.2 0.23 191.0216.90
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 49.8 0.02 381.5-86.94
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,417.8 0.93 1,274.389.74
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,063.3 0.79 1,564.031.92
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 49.8-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 103.9 0.04 130.2-20.16
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,402.5 0.54 1,053.833.10
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 37.8 0.01 0.0
10 Cereals 14,713.2 5.65 9,362.757.15
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 14.6 0.01 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 33,402.9 12.82 16,258.2105.45
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 445.1 0.17 178.6149.23
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 112.5 0.04 150.8-25.43
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 48.4 0.02 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 71.7 0.03 619.7-88.43
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 96.7 0.04 59.562.44
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 205.1 0.08 137.449.34
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 711.0 0.27 762.8-6.79
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,193.9 0.84 2,301.3-4.67
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,856.7 0.71 220.9740.57
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 65,753.5 25.24 35,100.987.33
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 10.5-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 48.0 0.02 32.149.81
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 925.3 0.36 869.56.42
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 547.5 0.21 609.5-10.19
29 Organic chemicals 2,847.0 1.09 1,039.8173.82
30 Pharmaceutical products 765.7 0.29 1,459.8-47.55
31 Fertilizers 301.0 0.12 69.2334.91
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 164.7 0.06 153.47.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,647.6 0.63 1,143.944.04
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 304.7 0.12 267.214.03
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 156.4 0.06 56.9174.80
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 40.4 0.02 187.8-78.51
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,011.4 0.77 441.7355.38
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,323.3 1.28 3,566.4-6.82
39 Plastics and articles thereof 45,746.2 17.56 11,166.8309.66
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,260.2 0.87 1,241.382.09
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 98.4 0.04 77.227.55
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 121.0 0.05 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 254.2 0.10 1,260.6-79.84
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 641.0 0.25 394.862.38
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 288.4 0.11 82.4250.15
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 168.2 0.06 227.4-26.04
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 7.9-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 11.3 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,799.0 1.46 2,447.355.23
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 27.5-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 348.2 0.13 60.4476.08
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 795.3 0.31 105.9651.10
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 32.1 0.01 54.0-40.52
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 104.2 0.04 78.732.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 99.5 0.04 524.6-81.03
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 97.8 0.04 36.6167.24
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 37.5 0.01 106.0-64.63
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 20.0 0.01 96.2-79.21
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 66.5-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 28.1 0.01 73.4-61.72
72 Iron and steel 13.8 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 844.4 0.32 591.142.85
74 Copper and articles thereof 16.8 0.01 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 19.2-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 160.0 0.06 189.9-15.79
78 Lead and articles thereof 8.0 0.00 25.0-68.18
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,573.7 0.60 126.71,142.32
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 55.6 0.02 53.44.15
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 20,587.6 7.90 19,830.63.82
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 6,667.5 2.56 11,830.3-43.64
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 20.0 0.01 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,786.0 2.61 5,381.626.10
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4,359.1 1.67 59,679.3-92.70
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 25.9-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15,306.7 5.88 10,975.739.46
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 112.2 0.04 93.320.28
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 1,836.7 0.71 421.4335.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,364.5 0.52 240.4467.61
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 50.1 0.02 43.215.99
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 131.8-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,385.3 2.45 3,579.778.38

US Imports from Myanmar (Burma)

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 46.37% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (44.42% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 14.77% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (6.61% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.95% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (12.72% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.34% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (6.71% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.41% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (3.52% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.02% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (0.78% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.91% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (1.66% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $50.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $34.3 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $17.2 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $16.6 million;
  • 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 $12.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $7.4 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1.9 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $4.7 million;
  • 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 $4.0 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $2.6 million.
US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 36,995.7 7.23 35,138.95.28
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 578.8 0.11 435.432.94
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 222.0-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,435.4 0.87 9,178.8-51.68
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 215.2 0.04 75.9183.44
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,307.0 0.26 864.851.14
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4.5 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 997.7 0.19 907.49.95
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 106.2 0.02 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 198.2 0.04 752.8-73.67
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5.3 0.00 35.4-85.12
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 45.2 0.01 70.9-36.24
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 400.6 0.08 303.531.99
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 474.3 0.09 203.8132.69
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 38.0 0.01 30.823.61
26 Ores, slag and ash 460.3 0.09 271.469.56
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4.4 0.00 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 10.3-100.00
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 0.00 8.1-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,329.4 2.02 2,936.4251.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 26.9 0.01 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 97,288.3 19.01 85,178.114.22
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,590.9 2.26 12,707.6-8.79
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 701.6 0.14 521.434.55
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 22.7 0.00 15.348.37
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 17.2 0.00 103.7-83.40
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.4 0.00 1.3-66.36
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.4 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 80.6 0.02 23.1248.40
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 46.9 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 80,399.3 15.71 63,779.726.06
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 110,147.2 21.52 75,889.645.14
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,596.4 0.90 4,286.67.23
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 36,451.0 7.12 19,263.089.23
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,336.8 0.26 1,028.729.95
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.7 0.00 0.4107.71
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4,257.7 0.83 4,139.22.86
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 545.6 0.11 344.858.26
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 23.1-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 75,590.8 14.77 25,054.8201.70
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 246.6-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 291.5 0.06 133.9117.77
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.3-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,618.5 0.51 2,999.2-12.69
78 Lead and articles thereof 261.0 0.05 2,901.7-91.01
80 Tin and articles thereof 405.2 0.08 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,061.6 0.21 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2.2 0.00 4.2-47.97
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 31.7 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 532.7 0.10 149.4256.54
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 21,123.0 4.13 25,124.7-15.93
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 262.2 0.05 44.1495.06
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 311.4 0.06 126.2146.79
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 348.9 0.07 79.2340.71
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 1,278.4 0.25 775.964.77
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,769.1 0.54 1,470.088.38
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 64.8-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 61.3 0.01 91.2-32.85
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 776.0 0.15 1,111.0-30.16
Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons/p
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce