US trade with Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 10, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Myanmar (Burma)

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Myanmar (Burma) totaled $165.6 million, up 31.48% ($39.6 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $86.1 million, up 13.56% ($10.3 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $79.5 million, up 58.57% ($29.4 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $6.6 million, a 74.43% decrease ($19.1 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 104th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 109th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0176% of US total trade (up from 0.0144% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 104th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0231% of US total exports (up from 0.0218% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 96th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 104th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0141% of US total imports (up from 0.0095% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 70.41% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (67.17% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.91% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (28.62% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.02% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (1.90% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.54% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (0.27% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $7.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.0 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $6.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 6.7 0.01 28.3-76.21
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 317.7-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 454.2 0.53 510.4-11.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 733.4 0.85 764.3-4.05
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 29.5 0.03 226.6-86.97
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 213.5 0.25 76.6178.52
10 Cereals 2,047.6 2.38 1,231.566.26
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,067.9 4.73 10,366.6-60.76
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 47.5 0.06 28.864.83
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 47.9 0.06 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 524.1 0.61 15.63,259.35
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 25.3 0.03 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 49.4 0.06 43.413.90
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 150.1 0.17 43.2247.10
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 283.5 0.33 181.456.28
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 28.3 0.03 42.6-33.64
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,710.0 7.80 7,818.2-14.18
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 14.5 0.02 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 264.4 0.31 114.0131.88
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 330.7 0.38 116.2184.66
29 Organic chemicals 159.3 0.19 221.8-28.20
30 Pharmaceutical products 621.4 0.72 117.1430.49
31 Fertilizers 69.2 0.08 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 48.2 0.06 510.0-90.54
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 103.3 0.12 62.864.58
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 23.4 0.03 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 21.5 0.02 0.0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 181.5 0.21 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 8.8 0.01 6.046.67
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,325.6 1.54 121.4992.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,716.5 3.16 177.91,427.04
40 Rubber and articles thereof 429.6 0.50 104.6310.68
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 13.8 0.02 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 378.5 0.44 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 82.1 0.10 81.90.27
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5.4 0.01 27.9-80.72
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 746.3 0.87 10.66,948.65
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 16.5 0.02 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 17.4 0.02 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 8.7 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 54.0 0.06 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 26.0 0.03 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 408.7 0.47 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 166.4-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3.2 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 44.2 0.05 29.450.40
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 87.6 0.10 0.0
69 Ceramic products 6.4 0.01 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 10.5 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 468.2 0.54 103.6352.03
75 Nickel and articles thereof 19.2 0.02 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 38.5 0.04 0.0
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 176.1-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 37.1 0.04 10.8241.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 12.1 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,677.2 7.76 3,680.281.44
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 2,631.0 3.06 2,453.07.26
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 934.1 1.09 782.819.33
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 47,489.0 55.18 39,670.219.71
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6.0 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,863.9 3.33 4,323.3-33.76
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 9.5 0.01 0.0
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 7.9 0.01 219.6-96.42
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10.7 0.01 79.3-86.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3.2 0.00 30.8-89.50
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 131.8 0.15 0.0

US Imports from Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 40.49% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (38.94% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.26% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (23.74% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 8.53% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (0.60% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.66% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (1.24% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.43% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (2.02% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.59% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (0.30% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $7.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $6.7 million;
  • 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 $6.5 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) - an increase of $5.5 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $3.4 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $0.5 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 $0.4 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 9,245.8 11.63 9,071.31.92
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 968.3-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,702.1 2.14 1,219.039.63
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 22.7 0.03 19.119.18
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4.1 0.01 197.3-97.94
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 283.4 0.36 89.4216.98
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 34.4 0.04 195.6-82.40
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 12.7-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 25.2-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7.2 0.01 67.7-89.43
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9.8 0.01 25.8-61.88
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 30.8 0.04 13.8123.15
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 11.2-100.00
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 2.7-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 282.3 0.36 3.57,894.56
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 16,661.4 20.96 16,242.42.58
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,180.9 5.26 770.4442.67
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 133.0 0.17 242.6-45.17
52 Cotton 0.4 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 0.5 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1.5 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 11,126.9 13.99 3,848.3189.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 14,761.3 18.57 8,075.882.78
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,222.2 1.54 1,781.5-31.39
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,945.2 4.96 4,441.2-11.17
65 Headgear and parts thereof 48.9 0.06 64.6-24.29
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,085.1 1.36 1,312.9-17.35
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 17.6 0.02 35.2-49.84
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,784.7 8.53 300.22,159.73
73 Articles of iron or steel 92.4 0.12 35.4160.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 6.3 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 454.7 0.57 111.6307.61
78 Lead and articles thereof 714.2 0.90 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
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 6,088.2 7.66 572.7963.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4.3 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 50.6-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 26.9 0.03 47.8-43.66
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 240.9 0.30 221.18.95
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 161.6 0.20 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 25.4 0.03 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce