US trade with Myanmar (Burma) in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 25, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Myanmar (Burma) in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Myanmar (Burma)

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Myanmar (Burma) totaled $159.7 million, up 28.96% ($35.9 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $49.8 million, down 7.76% ($4.2 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $109.9 million, up 57.35% ($40.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Myanmar (Burma) in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $60.1 million, a 279.09% increase ($44.3 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 109th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 115th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0153% of US total trade (up from 0.0129% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 125th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0122% of US total exports (down from 0.0143% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 95th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 102nd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0173% of US total imports (up from 0.0120% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 54.39% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (55.78% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 28.20% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (22.26% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.99% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (15.07% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.29% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (1.42% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.20% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (0.92% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - 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 $1.2 million;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.3 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;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2.8 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.8 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) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.3 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 $0.2 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 139.6 0.28 197.9-29.48
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 381.5 0.77 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 338.7 0.68 54.3523.14
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 511.3 1.03 287.677.80
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 49.8 0.10 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 63.9 0.13 897.0-92.87
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 314.2 0.63 391.4-19.72
10 Cereals 1,502.0 3.02 4,339.9-65.39
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7,467.9 14.99 9,381.1-20.39
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 41.5 0.08 30.934.61
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 64.6 0.13 23.8171.66
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 74.0 0.15 8.0823.46
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8.8 0.02 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 41.4 0.08 40.03.70
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 249.4 0.50 321.5-22.43
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 697.7 1.40 752.2-7.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 102.0 0.20 107.0-4.70
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 15,044.9 30.20 13,283.013.26
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 11.4 0.02 10.311.22
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 226.5 0.45 172.531.28
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 39.4 0.08 248.8-84.16
29 Organic chemicals 238.0 0.48 388.7-38.76
30 Pharmaceutical products 265.4 0.53 134.796.99
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 46.0 0.09 76.8-40.18
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 509.2 1.02 224.9126.45
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 175.8 0.35 27.9530.28
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 35.4 0.07 19.879.23
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 59.6-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 99.1 0.20 236.4-58.07
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 787.3 1.58 1,077.1-26.91
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,635.8 7.30 5,234.0-30.54
40 Rubber and articles thereof 141.6 0.28 410.5-65.51
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 9.8 0.02 3.9150.60
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 492.5 0.99 377.330.52
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 73.6 0.15 106.1-30.71
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 14.1 0.03 6.8108.67
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18.9 0.04 7.6150.38
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 588.6 1.18 114.7413.41
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 15.8-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 14.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9.9 0.02 94.6-89.58
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4.0 0.01 501.0-99.21
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 27.3 0.05 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 11.4 0.02 23.4-51.23
69 Ceramic products 6.3 0.01 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 2.9 0.01 3.3-13.88
73 Articles of iron or steel 42.9 0.09 168.7-74.59
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 25.0 0.05 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 18.6 0.04 28.2-33.81
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,808.7 9.65 4,487.87.15
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 2,891.3 5.80 1,679.772.13
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,565.2 3.14 1,615.7-3.12
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,208.8 4.43 67.13,191.59
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 19.9 0.04 15.032.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,550.4 5.12 4,157.7-38.66
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 16.6 0.03 2.8491.16
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 20.6 0.04 716.6-97.12
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 144.4-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 12.0 0.02 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,067.1 2.14 1,188.7-10.23

US Imports from Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 44.30% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (36.28% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.04% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (17.06% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 7.33% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (11.87% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.96% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (3.06% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.88% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (1.48% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.26% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (5.22% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $12.3 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 $10.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $8.5 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 $5.5 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $2.3 million.
US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 9,442.7 8.59 8,597.59.83
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 325.9 0.30 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,670.5 2.43 2,799.4-4.60
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 29.0 0.03 37.0-21.66
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 77.4 0.07 29.3164.02
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 184.3 0.17 181.21.69
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 154.8-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 385.5 0.35 34.51,016.24
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 10.4 0.01 2.5316.18
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 12.2 0.01 9.528.47
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 73.3 0.07 28.4158.14
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 29.2 0.03 46.9-37.87
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3.6 0.00 4.4-19.69
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 8.1 0.01 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,040.7 0.95 468.6122.07
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 27,117.0 24.67 16,680.962.56
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,156.4 1.05 3,485.4-66.82
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 223.8 0.20 158.341.42
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6.3 0.01 6.05.81
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 19.5 0.02 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 15.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 20,111.3 18.30 7,784.1158.36
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 21,148.2 19.24 12,681.766.76
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 38.6 0.04 162.2-76.22
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,805.1 5.28 3,241.179.11
65 Headgear and parts thereof 469.3 0.43 419.011.99
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,106.3 1.01 1,040.36.34
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 173.9 0.16 79.6118.43
69 Ceramic products 7.1 0.01 8.8-20.16
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,061.0 7.33 8,294.9-2.82
73 Articles of iron or steel 38.1 0.03 15.9139.34
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,100.8 1.00 1,017.08.24
78 Lead and articles thereof 930.7 0.85 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 91.9 0.08 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 7,486.9 6.81 1,994.4275.41
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 20.1 0.02 90.8-77.83
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 51.1 0.05 52.8-3.28
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 36.7 0.03 77.7-52.73
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 160.6 0.15 59.6169.43
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 181.1 0.16 11.21,515.39
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 15.8 0.01 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 31.0 0.03 6.1407.82
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 43.3 0.04 80.0-45.91
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce