Burma: Economy

Economic Trivia

90% of rubies in the world come from Burma.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners: Data unavailable
Top 3 Exported Goods (2010): Oil & Mineral Fuels, Precious Stones & Metals, and Vegetables

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Agricultural Processing; Wood and Wood Products; Copper; Tin

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $93,538,677,157 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 8.5% (2014)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $1,950 (2010)
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GDP Country Rank 83/193 (2010)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 5.474% (2014)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $6,351,795,000 (2010)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 31.4% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 6.017% (2014)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 19.515% (2010)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($1,640,684,961) (2014)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 30,217,049 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 62.7% (1998)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 12% (1998)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 25.1% (1998)
Unemployment Rate 3.3% (2014)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) Data unavailable
Exports of goods and services (current US$) Data unavailable
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 42.37% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $1,398,232,002 (2014)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $4,127,278,402 (2014)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Burma’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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