US trade with Myanmar (Burma) in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 23, 2017

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

US Trade with Myanmar (Burma)

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Myanmar (Burma) totaled $284.4 million, up 35.94% ($75.2 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the first half of 2017 totaled $126.7 million, up 23.14% ($23.8 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the first half of 2017 totaled $157.7 million, up 48.33% ($51.4 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade deficit with Myanmar (Burma) in the first half of 2017 was $31.0 million, a 809.71% increase ($27.6 million) over the first half of 2016.

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 109th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 113th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0148% of US total trade (up from 0.0116% in the first half of 2016).

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 118th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 121st in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0167% of US total exports (up from 0.0145% in the first half of 2016).

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 100th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 107th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0135% of US total imports (up from 0.0098% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Myanmar (Burma)

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 64.68% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (60.16% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 21.59% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (30.50% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.26% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (5.53% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.83% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (0.47% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $16.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1.8 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 $1.5 million;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - 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 $0.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $5.5 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $0.8 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;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 37.6 0.03 43.3-13.13
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 632.7 0.50 1,350.1-53.14
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 944.5 0.75 1,703.9-44.57
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 54.8 0.04 251.4-78.21
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 404.3 0.32 291.238.87
10 Cereals 4,161.2 3.28 2,122.796.03
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 8,243.4 6.51 13,702.7-39.84
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 69.7 0.06 43.659.79
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 74.7 0.06 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 545.7 0.43 19.52,698.10
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 50.7 0.04 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 95.9 0.08 59.361.75
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 355.4 0.28 99.9255.69
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 686.9 0.54 256.0168.34
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 74.9 0.06 112.9-33.62
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 10,926.6 8.62 11,003.8-0.70
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 18.0 0.01 3.9366.55
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 438.6 0.35 174.2151.76
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 392.7 0.31 174.1125.52
29 Organic chemicals 606.0 0.48 631.2-3.99
30 Pharmaceutical products 933.7 0.74 613.552.19
31 Fertilizers 69.2 0.05 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 50.9 0.04 536.9-90.51
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 531.0 0.42 117.9350.42
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 85.4 0.07 135.8-37.10
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 0.14 481.8-62.32
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 103.7 0.08 6.01,627.90
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,381.6 1.88 568.0319.28
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,279.3 3.38 2,136.1100.33
40 Rubber and articles thereof 823.4 0.65 293.0180.98
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 60.6 0.05 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 510.1 0.40 55.5819.85
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 173.6 0.14 235.6-26.31
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5.4 0.00 31.8-83.11
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 78.6 0.06 163.6-51.97
54 Man-made filaments 7.9 0.01 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,514.2 1.20 149.2914.99
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 20.7 0.02 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 56.6 0.04 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 105.9 0.08 93.513.24
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 54.0 0.04 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 61.7 0.05 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 450.2 0.36 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 0.03 72.8-39.26
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 96.2 0.08 0.0
69 Ceramic products 6.4 0.01 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 10.5 0.01 2.5318.73
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 41.4-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 479.8 0.38 287.966.67
75 Nickel and articles thereof 19.2 0.02 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 108.7 0.09 5.71,817.77
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 39.7 0.03 26.848.11
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 18.9 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,916.3 8.62 7,248.350.60
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 6,658.3 5.26 5,149.029.31
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,700.2 2.13 2,537.56.41
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 56,586.6 44.66 39,837.142.04
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6.0 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,079.6 4.01 7,128.9-28.75
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 32.0 0.03 54.3-41.01
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 277.8 0.22 386.7-28.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 223.8 0.18 473.4-52.72
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 18.9 0.01 140.7-86.55
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 131.8 0.10 0.0

US Imports from Myanmar (Burma)

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 38.99% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (38.07% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.88% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (20.43% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 9.24% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (3.77% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.45% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (0.61% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.84% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (2.86% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.06% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (0.70% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $13.2 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 $10.6 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $10.5 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 $9.5 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $6.2 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.5 million.

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

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • 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;
  • 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 $0.9 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 $0.5 million.
US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 16,679.5 10.58 16,263.52.56
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 3,567.9 2.26 3,367.25.96
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 31.9 0.02 21.349.91
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 260.7 0.17 236.010.49
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 702.0 0.45 202.8246.13
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 336.4 0.21 204.164.84
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 21.1 0.01 21.3-1.08
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 24.3 0.02 45.2-46.40
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 146.9 0.09 201.2-26.99
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 81.7 0.05 149.7-45.43
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 30.8 0.02 30.31.62
26 Ores, slag and ash 271.4 0.17 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6.7 0.00 45.9-85.40
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 944.4 0.60 45.31,983.36
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 33,696.0 21.37 34,607.1-2.63
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,863.3 5.62 2,711.2226.91
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 230.2 0.15 330.5-30.35
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 0.07 0.0
52 Cotton 0.4 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 0.8 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 2.2 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 21,120.9 13.39 7,962.0165.27
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 27,256.4 17.29 16,760.862.62
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,044.6 2.57 4,015.30.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,973.0 4.42 9,141.3-23.72
65 Headgear and parts thereof 97.0 0.06 75.029.37
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,977.5 1.25 2,515.2-21.38
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 49.2 0.03 92.2-46.63
69 Ceramic products 16.0 0.01 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 14,568.0 9.24 4,012.8263.04
73 Articles of iron or steel 95.8 0.06 35.4170.32
74 Copper and articles thereof 6.3 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,176.3 0.75 697.968.56
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,971.0 1.25 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4.2 0.00 5.7-25.26
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 10,119.1 6.42 572.71,666.84
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4.3 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 33.8 0.02 70.8-52.27
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 29.1 0.02 131.5-77.84
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 432.9 0.27 541.5-20.06
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 550.4 0.35 121.8351.76
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 26.6 0.02 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 34.5 0.02 6.8409.59
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce