US trade with Myanmar (Burma) in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 26, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Myanmar (Burma) in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Myanmar (Burma)

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Myanmar (Burma) totaled $118.8 million, up 42.69% ($35.5 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $40.6 million, up 49.92% ($13.5 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $78.2 million, up 39.19% ($22.0 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Myanmar (Burma) in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $37.5 million, a 29.19% increase ($8.5 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 117th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 120th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0120% of US total trade (up from 0.0090% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 128th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 133rd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0106% of US total exports (up from 0.0075% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 100th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 106th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0130% of US total imports (up from 0.0100% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 52.53% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (40.55% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 29.39% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (35.73% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.88% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (15.71% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.44% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (1.02% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.74% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (1.36% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $8.9 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 $1.3 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 30.9 0.08 15.0105.90
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 178.5 0.44 839.8-78.75
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 211.1 0.52 939.5-77.53
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 25.3 0.06 24.91.65
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 190.9 0.47 214.5-11.02
10 Cereals 2,113.7 5.20 891.2137.17
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,175.5 10.28 3,336.225.16
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 22.2 0.05 14.850.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 26.8 0.07 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 21.7 0.05 3.9454.86
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 25.4 0.06 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 46.5 0.11 15.9192.07
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 205.3 0.51 56.7262.24
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 403.4 0.99 74.6440.86
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 46.7 0.11 70.3-33.60
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,216.6 10.38 3,185.632.36
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3.4 0.01 3.9-11.12
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 174.2 0.43 60.2189.40
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 62.0 0.15 58.06.99
29 Organic chemicals 446.7 1.10 409.49.13
30 Pharmaceutical products 312.3 0.77 496.4-37.08
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2.7 0.01 26.9-89.95
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 427.7 1.05 55.1675.84
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 62.0 0.15 135.8-54.36
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 481.8-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 94.9 0.23 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,055.9 2.60 446.6136.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,562.8 3.85 1,958.2-20.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 393.8 0.97 188.4108.98
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 46.8 0.12 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 131.6 0.32 55.5137.24
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 91.5 0.23 153.7-40.47
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 78.6 0.19 155.1-49.34
54 Man-made filaments 7.9 0.02 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 767.9 1.89 138.6454.04
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4.2 0.01 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 39.1 0.10 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 97.2 0.24 93.53.96
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 35.7 0.09 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 41.5 0.10 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 43.4-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8.6 0.02 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 41.4-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 11.7 0.03 184.3-93.66
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 70.2 0.17 5.71,138.40
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2.6 0.01 15.9-83.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6.8 0.02 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,239.0 10.43 3,568.118.80
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 4,027.3 9.91 2,696.049.38
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,766.2 4.35 1,754.80.65
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 9,097.6 22.39 166.95,349.46
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,215.7 5.45 2,805.6-21.03
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 22.6 0.06 54.3-58.44
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 269.9 0.66 167.161.53
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 213.1 0.52 394.1-45.93
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 15.7 0.04 109.9-85.72

US Imports from Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 37.46% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (37.30% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.49% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (17.47% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 9.96% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (6.61% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.26% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (3.61% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.21% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (0.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.54% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (1.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $5.9 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 $4.1 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 $4.0 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $3.8 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • 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 $1.3 million;
  • Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair (HS code 67) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7,433.7 9.51 7,192.13.36
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,865.8 2.39 2,148.2-13.14
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 9.2 0.01 2.2313.53
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 256.7 0.33 38.6564.53
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 418.6 0.54 113.4269.12
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 302.0 0.39 8.53,453.24
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 21.1 0.03 8.6144.05
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 24.3 0.03 20.120.74
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 139.7 0.18 133.54.68
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 71.9 0.09 123.9-42.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 16.5-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 271.4 0.35 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6.7 0.01 34.6-80.66
39 Plastics and articles thereof 662.1 0.85 41.81,484.03
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 17,034.6 21.79 18,364.7-7.24
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,682.4 5.99 1,940.8141.26
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 97.2 0.12 87.910.57
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9.0 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 103.7 0.13 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 0.3 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2.8 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.7 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9,994.1 12.79 4,113.7142.95
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12,495.1 15.98 8,685.043.87
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,822.3 3.61 2,233.826.35
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,027.9 3.87 4,700.1-35.58
65 Headgear and parts thereof 48.1 0.06 10.4363.58
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 892.4 1.14 1,202.2-25.77
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 31.6 0.04 57.1-44.65
69 Ceramic products 16.0 0.02 23.8-32.70
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,783.3 9.96 3,712.6109.65
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.4 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 721.6 0.92 586.323.07
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,256.9 1.61 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4.2 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9.5 0.01 0.0
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 4,031.0 5.16 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 33.8 0.04 20.266.99
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 2.2 0.00 83.7-97.35
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 192.0 0.25 320.4-40.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 388.8 0.50 121.8219.14
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 26.6 0.03 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9.1 0.01 6.834.59
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce