US trade with Myanmar (Burma) in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 25, 2018

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

US Trade with Myanmar (Burma)

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Myanmar (Burma) totaled $430.5 million, up 33.26% ($107.4 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $161.3 million, up 15.59% ($21.8 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $269.2 million, up 46.69% ($85.7 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade deficit with Myanmar (Burma) in the first nine months of 2017 was $107.9 million, a 145.26% increase ($63.9 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 110th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 113th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0148% of US total trade (up from 0.0123% in the first nine months of 2016).

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 122nd largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 124th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0142% of US total exports (up from 0.0132% in the first nine months of 2016).

Myanmar (Burma) was the US 97th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 103rd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0152% of US total imports (up from 0.0117% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the first nine months of 2017 (and in the first nine months of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 58.09% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (51.99% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 26.49% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (37.93% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.57% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (5.93% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.74% of US total exports to Myanmar (Burma) (0.48% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $17.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4.3 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $3.5 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 $3.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $0.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $8.4 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $4.7 million;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US exports to Myanmar (Burma) in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 51.4 0.03 58.6-12.35
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 634.1-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 935.6 0.58 1,538.0-39.17
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,052.7 0.65 1,864.0-43.52
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 66.3 0.04 724.0-90.85
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 739.5 0.46 737.10.33
10 Cereals 7,860.7 4.87 4,342.381.03
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 8,790.3 5.45 17,196.1-48.88
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 137.1 0.08 77.975.83
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 86.2 0.05 46.087.42
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 545.7 0.34 48.81,018.50
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 50.7 0.03 12.0324.34
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 95.9 0.06 83.814.50
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 513.4 0.32 165.2210.70
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,603.6 0.99 454.2253.04
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 118.9 0.07 187.0-36.42
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 20,056.0 12.44 24,742.2-18.94
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 10.5 0.01 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 20.7 0.01 3.9436.60
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 643.0 0.40 434.248.07
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 570.1 0.35 301.788.97
29 Organic chemicals 801.7 0.50 883.8-9.29
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,194.5 0.74 942.926.68
31 Fertilizers 69.2 0.04 7.8784.46
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 107.5 0.07 590.5-81.80
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 634.7 0.39 376.668.55
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 91.3 0.06 251.7-63.72
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 21.5 0.01 5.4301.61
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 187.8 0.12 481.8-61.02
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 342.6 0.21 121.9181.08
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,779.1 1.72 777.8257.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,531.0 4.67 3,183.2136.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,099.7 0.68 353.2211.36
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 67.4 0.04 10.0574.21
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 768.1 0.48 59.91,181.40
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 321.2 0.20 294.19.23
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 68.3 0.04 31.8114.32
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 208.5 0.13 166.325.34
54 Man-made filaments 7.9 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,858.6 1.15 283.2556.40
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 27.5 0.02 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 60.4 0.04 12.7376.29
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 105.9 0.07 93.513.24
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 54.0 0.03 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 68.9 0.04 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 520.7 0.32 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9.3 0.01 166.4-94.44
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3.2 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 94.6 0.06 115.7-18.22
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 96.2 0.06 3.13,010.54
69 Ceramic products 60.3 0.04 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 70.5 0.04 8.5725.27
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 41.4-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 548.3 0.34 291.188.35
75 Nickel and articles thereof 19.2 0.01 8.9115.59
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 189.9 0.12 5.73,251.84
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 176.1-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 108.0 0.07 73.946.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 53.4 0.03 27.991.52
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15,021.9 9.31 13,994.27.34
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 8,939.0 5.54 5,872.352.22
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,816.3 2.37 4,352.8-12.32
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 57,470.6 35.64 39,891.044.07
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6.0 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,425.4 5.22 8,422.40.04
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 76.7 0.05 54.341.18
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 400.8 0.25 487.1-17.72
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 240.4 0.15 540.1-55.49
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 31.2 0.02 316.9-90.15
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 131.8 0.08 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,512.6 1.56 2,080.620.76

US Imports from Myanmar (Burma)

The major share of US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the first nine months of 2017 (and in the first nine months of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 44.47% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (42.83% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.99% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (18.84% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.61% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (0.69% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 6.31% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (2.96% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.44% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (3.26% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.57% of US total imports from Myanmar (Burma) (0.77% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $26.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $16.8 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 $16.5 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 $11.6 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $6.0 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 $4.0 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $0.9 million.
US imports from Myanmar (Burma) in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 25,696.3 9.54 23,757.98.16
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 109.5 0.04 968.3-88.69
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 222.0 0.08 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,508.4 2.42 7,663.4-15.07
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 46.9 0.02 26.378.05
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 787.4 0.29 525.849.74
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 723.1 0.27 335.9115.25
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 367.3 0.14 551.0-33.34
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 25.0 0.01 29.3-14.63
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 58.7 0.02 83.0-29.23
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 230.2 0.09 374.7-38.55
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 174.7 0.06 224.2-22.07
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 30.8 0.01 33.8-9.10
26 Ores, slag and ash 271.4 0.10 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6.7 0.00 76.6-91.25
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 5.1-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,895.8 0.70 121.91,455.81
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 58,061.2 21.57 54,031.27.46
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,551.1 4.29 5,531.1108.84
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 297.6 0.11 411.3-27.65
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9.0 0.00 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 103.7 0.04 34.4201.33
52 Cotton 0.4 0.00 0.8-48.69
54 Man-made filaments 1.3 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2.8 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3.6 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 43,668.4 16.22 17,270.8152.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 54,741.4 20.33 37,930.744.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,248.0 1.58 4,032.65.34
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 13,457.9 5.00 15,262.1-11.82
65 Headgear and parts thereof 559.4 0.21 357.456.52
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 3,032.8 1.13 3,758.9-19.32
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 170.9 0.06 131.430.10
69 Ceramic products 16.0 0.01 27.6-42.05
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 16,993.9 6.31 5,427.9213.08
72 Iron and steel 246.6 0.09 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 95.8 0.04 35.4170.32
74 Copper and articles thereof 6.3 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,898.3 0.71 1,375.737.99
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,971.0 0.73 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4.2 0.00 5.7-25.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 57.5 0.02 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 17,637.7 6.55 1,120.11,474.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 24.0 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 75.1 0.03 152.9-50.87
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 42.4 0.02 206.3-79.43
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 615.3 0.23 1,040.1-40.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,288.8 0.48 506.2154.64
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 48.9 0.02 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 60.3 0.02 6.8789.29
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,067.7 0.40 76.91,288.06
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce