US trade (export - import) with Myanmar (Burma) in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 18, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Myanmar (Burma) in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Myanmar (Burma)

In 2015, US trade with Myanmar (Burma) totaled $377.6 million, up 100.04% ($188.8 million) from 2014.

US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 totaled $227.3 million, up 144.80% ($134.5 million) from 2014.

US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 totaled $150.3 million, up 56.70% ($54.4 million) from 2014.

US trade with Myanmar (Burma) went from a deficit of $3.0 million in 2014, to a surplus of $77.0 million in 2015.

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 120th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 148th in 2014), accounting for 0.0099% of US total trade (up from 0.0047% in 2014).

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 120th largest export market in 2015 (up from 147th in 2014), accounting for 0.0151% of US total exports (up from 0.0057% in 2014).

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 116th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 124th in 2014), accounting for 0.0065% of US total imports (up from 0.0040% in 2014).

US Exports to Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 74.86% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (69.01% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.88% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (17.16% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.89% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (4.59% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.98% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (1.24% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.97% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (2.80% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.68% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (1.25% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $95.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $18.6 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $17.0 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $7.7 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 $1.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.7 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3.9 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) - a decrease of $3.2 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $1.5 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.
US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 254.0 0.11 18.51,270.09
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 100.8 0.04 150.0-32.82
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 440.0 0.19 892.2-50.69
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,337.8 0.59 2,868.6-53.36
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 584.3 0.26 19.62,884.94
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 975.5 0.43 604.261.47
10 Cereals 3,282.1 1.44 5,185.2-36.70
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 19,168.3 8.43 2,194.2773.57
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 75.0 0.03 35.6110.68
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3.5 0.00 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 24.5 0.01 9.0173.24
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 23.9 0.01 29.2-17.99
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 97.2 0.04 64.550.83
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,113.5 0.49 718.854.91
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 180.1 0.08 83.9114.64
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 10,717.0 4.71 3,056.7250.60
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 18.5 0.01 32.4-42.80
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 686.1 0.30 424.461.67
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 368.4 0.16 235.956.20
29 Organic chemicals 948.0 0.42 249.6279.82
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,191.1 0.52 1,048.113.64
31 Fertilizers 31.6 0.01 7.9302.34
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 593.3 0.26 263.3125.36
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 367.2 0.16 453.8-19.08
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 324.8 0.14 239.935.41
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.7 0.00 0.0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 262.5 0.12 80.9224.51
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 153.6 0.07 3.24,731.20
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 961.1 0.42 943.21.90
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,326.4 0.58 602.1120.29
40 Rubber and articles thereof 35.0 0.02 134.7-74.05
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 286.6 0.13 13.52,027.15
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 979.3 0.43 1,242.0-21.15
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 476.3 0.21 587.9-18.99
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 250.0 0.11 263.8-5.22
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 502.8 0.22 504.5-0.35
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 642.9-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 568.5 0.25 109.4419.50
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 183.2 0.08 90.3102.87
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 5.7 0.00 3.466.02
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 80.0 0.04 12.0568.87
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 320.3 0.14 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 86.6-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 279.6 0.12 197.641.49
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 115.1 0.05 17.3563.92
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 20.5 0.01 37.0-44.52
69 Ceramic products 3.5 0.00 18.0-80.50
70 Glass and glassware 18.4 0.01 56.2-67.25
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 10.6-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,461.2 0.64 714.4104.55
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 142.9 0.06 53.6166.76
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 528.2 0.23 345.253.03
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 87.4 0.04 30.3188.40
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 32,362.1 14.24 13,778.0134.88
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 11,619.9 5.11 14,860.9-21.81
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 542.5 0.24 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10,836.5 4.77 14,784.2-26.70
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 98,222.5 43.21 2,643.73,615.36
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 111.5 0.05 61.880.35
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 16,475.7 7.25 17,950.2-8.21
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 22.5 0.01 100.4-77.59
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 86.7 0.04 81.76.08
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 38.6-100.00
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 1,511.2 0.66 267.6464.71
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 314.9 0.14 139.6125.62
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 19.0 0.01 76.0-74.95
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6.3 0.00 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,219.9 1.42 2,366.836.04

US Imports from Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 40.98% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (26.08% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 33.18% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (57.90% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.26% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (1.37% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.78% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (11.35% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $28.2 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $19.2 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $7.0 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $6.8 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $3.7 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $3.0 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2.9 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.5 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 $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $12.3 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) - a decrease of $9.7 million.
US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 35,181.8 23.41 47,517.3-25.96
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,842.5 1.89 1,027.5176.63
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7,302.8 4.86 4,439.564.49
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 122.5 0.08 70.374.34
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 309.5 0.21 177.973.94
10 Cereals 71.1 0.05 39.580.18
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 727.3 0.48 321.3126.37
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 109.1 0.07 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 261.8 0.17 22.81,045.94
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,828.8 1.22 1,888.4-3.16
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 30.5 0.02 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 89.3 0.06 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 570.0 0.38 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 372.5 0.25 9.43,853.90
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 45.4 0.03 14.4216.55
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 11.6-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9.2 0.01 0.0
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 9.2 0.01 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 20.0 0.01 0.53,925.10
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 29,996.0 19.96 1,810.01,557.22
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,547.1 3.03 849.3435.41
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 349.3 0.23 465.7-24.98
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 2.2-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 13,021.0 8.66 6,216.6109.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 29,700.3 19.76 10,523.5182.23
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,062.4 2.04 96.33,078.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10,573.2 7.04 3,579.4195.39
65 Headgear and parts thereof 148.4 0.10 0.527,847.65
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 5,074.7 3.38 4,583.710.71
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10.4 0.01 4.2144.82
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 8.4-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 17.1 0.01 11.647.64
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,165.5 0.78 10,883.9-89.29
73 Articles of iron or steel 4.8 0.00 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 5.5 0.00 77.9-93.01
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 544.8 0.36 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 32.8 0.02 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2.9 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 63.5 0.04 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 90.0 0.06 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 1,247.1 0.83 993.125.57
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 104.1 0.07 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 13.1 0.01 143.2-90.82
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 601.5 0.40 104.1477.64
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce