US trade (export - import) with Myanmar (Burma) in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Myanmar (Burma) in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Myanmar (Burma)

In 2013, US trade with Myanmar (Burma) totaled $177.1 million, up 169.08% ($111.3 million) from 2012.

US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2013 totaled $145.8 million, up 121.74% ($80.1 million) from 2012.

US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2013 totaled $31.2 million, up 81,987.90% ($31.2 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Myanmar (Burma) in 2013 was $114.6 million, a 74.35% increase ($48.9 million) over 2012.

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 149th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 171st in 2012), accounting for 0.0045% of US total trade (up from 0.0017% in 2012).

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 138th largest export market in 2013 (up from 155th in 2012), accounting for 0.0092% of US total exports (up from 0.0043% in 2012).

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 149th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 218th in 2012), accounting for 0.0013% of US total imports (up from 0.0000% in 2012).

US Exports to Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 82.96% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (79.86% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.22% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (12.27% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.09% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (3.73% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.15% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (1.59% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.00% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (0.84% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $52.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $9.0 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $4.5 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 $4.1 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $3.7 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $3.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • 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 $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $3.2 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 199.9 0.14 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 585.0 0.40 431.835.49
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 54.6 0.04 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 100.0 0.07 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 114.4 0.08 0.0
10 Cereals 7,165.0 4.91 2,712.4164.15
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 323.2 0.22 3,521.4-90.82
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,617.1 2.48 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 50.9 0.03 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6.6 0.00 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4.0 0.00 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 76.3 0.05 19.5292.13
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 458.2 0.31 238.692.01
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6.7 0.00 17.0-60.46
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 687.8 0.47 1,130.1-39.14
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 39.9 0.03 19.1109.34
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 651.0 0.45 111.9481.99
29 Organic chemicals 454.5 0.31 352.428.98
30 Pharmaceutical products 456.6 0.31 630.1-27.53
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 243.8 0.17 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 264.1 0.18 44.5494.09
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 598.4 0.41 506.018.25
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.6 0.00 6.5-44.27
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,042.3 0.71 376.1177.11
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 282.8 0.19 194.245.62
39 Plastics and articles thereof 471.5 0.32 163.3188.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 33.5 0.02 68.9-51.46
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7.6 0.01 6.910.06
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 603.4 0.41 226.1166.86
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 319.5 0.22 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 436.6 0.30 4.88,997.85
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 98.9 0.07 320.3-69.13
52 Cotton 3.6 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 14.9 0.01 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 77.0 0.05 5.51,288.32
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 36.6 0.03 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 302.9 0.21 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10.1 0.01 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4.4 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 19.0 0.01 0.0
69 Ceramic products 45.6 0.03 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 18.2 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,444.6 0.99 84.81,603.86
75 Nickel and articles thereof 5.7 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 18.2 0.01 767.6-97.63
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 131.4 0.09 75.574.11
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 73.5 0.05 117.2-37.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 59,706.9 40.94 7,675.3677.91
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 4,617.0 3.17 501.1821.30
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 0.0 0.00 27.7-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 14,575.7 9.99 14,987.9-2.75
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 29,280.7 20.08 25,620.014.29
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 35.8 0.02 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,758.1 8.75 3,709.2243.96
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 88.0 0.06 34.5154.85
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 26.1 0.02 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 148.4 0.10 151.4-1.97
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 251.0 0.17 135.784.92
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 35.7 0.02 22.956.14
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,643.9 1.81 747.6253.68

US Imports from Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 67.22% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (0.00% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 15.21% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (0.00% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 11.68% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (0.00% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.28% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (0.00% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $18.4 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 $3.6 million;
  • Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair (HS code 67) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1.0 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 $1.0 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork (HS code 46) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 18,410.1 58.94 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,062.4 6.60 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 73.4 0.23 0.0
10 Cereals 44.2 0.14 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 306.8 0.98 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 73.5 0.24 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 25.2 0.08 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 58.8 0.19 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 474.5 1.52 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 237.8 0.76 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1.0 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,115.0 3.57 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 970.9 3.11 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.8 0.00 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 151.2 0.48 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 4.3 0.01 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,507.2 8.03 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,648.5 11.68 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 951.3 3.05 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 60.6 0.19 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 57.3 0.18 38.150.49
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce