International Trade in Myanmar

International Trade in Myanmar

In 2010, the economic growth reached 5.3%, thanks to a growth in agricultural production, the development of exports and the good performance of the construction and tourism sectors. Despite having a sub-soil rich in hydrocarbons (gas and oil) and precious stones (this sector alone... Read more

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Overview About International Trade in Myanmar

Economic Overview

In 2010, the economic growth reached 5.3%, thanks to a growth in agricultural production, the development of exports and the good performance of the construction and tourism sectors. 

Despite having a sub-soil rich in hydrocarbons (gas and oil) and precious stones (this sector alone represents 40% of the exports), the country suffers from a certain number of weaknesses affecting its economic development; the economy remains centered on agriculture and the industrial sector is not very developed (10% of the GDP). Myanmar also has a very high inflation rate, a budget deficit and multiple official exchange rates which overvalue the national currency. The government is planning to accelerate and expand the process of privatisation which was initiated in 2005. 

The country's socio-economic conditions have deteriorated in recent years, due to the fact of the military regime's bad management of the economy. Poverty abounds, especially in rural areas and the rate of unemployment nears 10%.

 

FDI in Figures

Foreign investment has declined since 1999 due to the increasingly more unfriendly business environment and political pressure exerted by Western consumers and shareholders.

 

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