US trade with Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 05, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Myanmar (Burma)

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Myanmar (Burma) totaled $146.1 million, up 28.33% ($32.3 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $34.6 million, down 5.61% ($2.1 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $111.5 million, up 44.42% ($34.3 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $77.0 million, a 89.54% increase ($36.4 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 109th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 116th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0148% of US total trade (up from 0.0139% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 132nd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 130th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0091% of US total exports (down from 0.0106% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 92nd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 101st in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0184% of US total imports (up from 0.0163% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 44.42% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (58.80% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 33.94% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (29.03% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.38% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (7.05% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.73% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (0.18% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.42% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (0.52% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2.1 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 $1.6 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $4.6 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $2.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.1 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 $0.1 million.
US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 13.7 0.04 15.3-10.12
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 316.5-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 302.9 0.88 187.861.26
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 108.2 0.31 160.1-32.39
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 11.5 0.03 472.5-97.57
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 335.2 0.97 446.0-24.84
10 Cereals 3,699.5 10.70 2,219.566.68
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 546.9 1.58 3,493.3-84.35
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 67.3 0.19 34.396.22
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11.5 0.03 46.0-74.97
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 29.3-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 12.0-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 24.5-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 158.0 0.46 65.3141.88
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 916.7 2.65 198.3362.38
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 44.0 0.13 74.1-40.68
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 9,129.4 26.41 13,738.3-33.55
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 10.5 0.03 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2.7 0.01 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 204.3 0.59 260.0-21.42
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 177.4 0.51 127.639.06
29 Organic chemicals 195.7 0.57 252.6-22.51
30 Pharmaceutical products 260.8 0.75 329.4-20.83
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 7.8-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 56.5 0.16 53.65.50
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 103.7 0.30 258.7-59.90
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 5.9 0.02 115.9-94.91
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 5.4-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 6.3 0.02 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 238.9 0.69 115.9106.17
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 397.5 1.15 209.889.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,251.7 9.41 1,047.1210.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 276.3 0.80 60.2359.32
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6.8 0.02 10.0-32.18
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 258.0 0.75 4.55,645.74
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 147.6 0.43 58.4152.53
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 62.9 0.18 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 129.9 0.38 2.74,675.74
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 344.5 1.00 134.0157.11
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 6.8 0.02 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.9 0.01 12.7-69.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7.2 0.02 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 70.4 0.20 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9.3 0.03 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 50.4 0.15 42.917.49
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
69 Ceramic products 53.8 0.16 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 60.0 0.17 6.0894.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 68.4 0.20 3.22,051.51
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.9-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 81.3 0.24 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 68.4 0.20 47.145.21
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 34.5 0.10 27.923.80
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,105.7 11.88 6,745.9-39.14
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 2,280.8 6.60 723.2215.35
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,116.1 3.23 1,815.3-38.51
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 884.0 2.56 53.91,540.83
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,345.7 9.68 1,293.4158.67
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 44.7 0.13 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 123.0 0.36 100.422.45
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 16.6 0.05 66.7-75.17
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 12.3 0.04 176.3-93.02
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 644.5 1.86 906.9-28.94

US Imports from Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 52.22% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (49.39% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.74% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (16.66% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.84% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (0.82% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.47% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (3.80% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.17% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (1.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $13.2 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 $7.0 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $6.3 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 $4.9 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1.5 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 $1.0 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1.4 million.
US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 9,016.7 8.08 7,494.520.31
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 109.5 0.10 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 222.0 0.20 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,940.4 2.64 4,296.3-31.56
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 14.9 0.01 5.0197.35
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 526.6 0.47 289.981.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 21.2 0.02 133.1-84.11
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 30.9 0.03 346.9-91.09
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3.9 0.00 8.0-50.83
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 34.5 0.03 37.7-8.62
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 83.4 0.07 173.5-51.94
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 93.0 0.08 74.524.85
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 30.7-100.00
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 2.5-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 951.3 0.85 76.51,143.27
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 24,365.2 21.85 19,424.125.44
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,687.9 2.41 2,819.9-4.68
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 67.4 0.06 80.8-16.60
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 34.4-100.00
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.5 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1.4 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 22,547.4 20.22 9,308.9142.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 27,485.1 24.64 21,169.929.83
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 203.4 0.18 17.31,077.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,484.8 5.81 6,120.85.95
65 Headgear and parts thereof 462.4 0.41 282.463.74
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.4 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,055.3 0.95 1,243.7-15.15
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 121.7 0.11 39.1211.00
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,425.8 2.17 1,415.171.42
72 Iron and steel 246.6 0.22 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 722.0 0.65 677.86.52
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 48.0 0.04 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 7,518.6 6.74 547.41,273.52
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 19.6 0.02 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 41.3 0.04 82.0-49.67
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 13.3 0.01 74.8-82.22
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 182.4 0.16 498.6-63.42
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 738.5 0.66 384.392.15
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 22.3 0.02 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 25.7 0.02 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 0.0 0.00 17.4-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce