US trade (export - import) with Myanmar (Burma) in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Myanmar (Burma) in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Myanmar (Burma)

In 2014, US trade with Myanmar (Burma) totaled $188.8 million, up 6.60% ($11.7 million) from 2013.

US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2014 were $92.9 million, down 36.33% ($53.0 million) from 2013.

US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2014 totaled $95.9 million, up 207.04% ($64.7 million) from 2013.

US trade with Myanmar (Burma) went from a surplus of $114.6 million in 2013, to a deficit of $3.0 million in 2014.

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 148th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 149th in 2013), accounting for 0.0047% of US total trade (up from 0.0045% in 2013).

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 147th largest export market in 2014 (down from 138th in 2013), accounting for 0.0057% of US total exports (down from 0.0092% in 2013).

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 124th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 149th in 2013), accounting for 0.0040% of US total imports (up from 0.0013% in 2013).

US Exports to Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 69.01% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (82.96% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.16% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (9.22% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.59% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (3.09% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.80% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (1.00% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.25% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (0.31% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.24% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (1.15% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $10.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $5.2 million;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $45.9 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $26.6 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $1.0 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease 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) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 18.5 0.02 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 150.0 0.16 199.9-24.98
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 892.2 0.96 585.052.51
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,868.6 3.09 54.65,152.99
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5.0 0.01 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 19.6 0.02 100.0-80.43
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 604.2 0.65 114.4428.26
10 Cereals 5,185.2 5.58 7,165.0-27.63
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 323.2-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,194.2 2.36 3,617.1-39.34
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 35.6 0.04 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 9.0 0.01 50.9-82.35
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 29.2 0.03 4.0632.10
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 64.5 0.07 76.3-15.51
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 718.8 0.77 458.256.88
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 83.9 0.09 6.71,144.84
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,056.7 3.29 687.8344.43
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 32.4 0.03 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 424.4 0.46 39.9963.74
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 235.9 0.25 651.0-63.77
29 Organic chemicals 249.6 0.27 454.5-45.08
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,048.1 1.13 456.6129.55
31 Fertilizers 7.9 0.01 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 263.3 0.28 243.87.98
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 453.8 0.49 264.171.80
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 239.9 0.26 598.4-59.92
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 80.9 0.09 1,042.3-92.24
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3.2 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 943.2 1.02 282.8233.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 602.1 0.65 471.527.70
40 Rubber and articles thereof 134.7 0.15 33.5302.70
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 13.5 0.01 7.677.19
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,242.0 1.34 603.4105.83
45 Cork and articles of cork 4.6 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 587.9 0.63 319.583.99
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 263.8 0.28 436.6-39.59
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 504.5 0.54 98.9410.22
52 Cotton 642.9 0.69 3.617,904.28
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 109.4 0.12 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 2.6 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 90.3 0.10 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3.4 0.00 14.9-77.13
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 12.0 0.01 77.0-84.47
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 36.6-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 86.6 0.09 302.9-71.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 197.6 0.21 10.11,847.88
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 17.3 0.02 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 37.0 0.04 19.094.89
69 Ceramic products 18.0 0.02 45.6-60.46
70 Glass and glassware 56.2 0.06 18.2209.42
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 10.6 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 714.4 0.77 1,444.6-50.55
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 53.6 0.06 18.2194.20
78 Lead and articles thereof 8.7 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 345.2 0.37 131.4162.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 30.3 0.03 73.5-58.78
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,778.0 14.84 59,706.9-76.92
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 14,860.9 16.00 4,617.0221.87
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 14,784.2 15.92 14,575.71.43
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,643.7 2.85 29,280.7-90.97
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 61.8 0.07 35.872.85
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17,950.2 19.33 12,758.140.70
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 100.4 0.11 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 81.7 0.09 88.0-7.10
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 38.6 0.04 26.148.17
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 267.6 0.29 148.480.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 139.6 0.15 251.0-44.39
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 76.0 0.08 35.7112.78
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,366.8 2.55 2,643.9-10.48

US Imports from Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 57.90% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (67.22% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 26.08% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (15.21% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 11.35% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (11.68% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.37% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (2.28% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $29.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $9.6 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 $7.2 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $5.1 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $3.4 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2.4 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 $2.1 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 $1.8 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.4 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.

The largest declines in US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 47,517.3 49.55 18,410.1158.10
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,027.5 1.07 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,439.5 4.63 2,062.4115.26
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 70.3 0.07 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 177.9 0.19 73.4142.45
10 Cereals 39.5 0.04 44.2-10.80
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 321.3 0.34 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 22.8 0.02 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,888.4 1.97 306.8515.61
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 73.5-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9.4 0.01 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 14.4 0.01 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 25.2-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 11.6 0.01 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.5 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,810.0 1.89 58.82,979.56
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 849.3 0.89 474.578.99
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 465.7 0.49 237.895.83
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2.2 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5.7 0.01 1.0498.21
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,216.6 6.48 1,115.0457.53
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10,523.5 10.97 970.9983.92
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 96.3 0.10 0.812,156.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,579.4 3.73 151.22,266.66
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.5 0.00 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3.1 0.00 4.3-27.72
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4,583.7 4.78 2,507.282.82
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4.2 0.00 0.0
69 Ceramic products 8.4 0.01 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 11.6 0.01 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 10,883.9 11.35 3,648.5198.31
74 Copper and articles thereof 77.9 0.08 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 993.1 1.04 951.34.40
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 143.2 0.15 60.6136.29
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 104.1 0.11 57.381.85
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce