Myanmar

General Overview

Population:

60.4 million (2012 est.)

GDP (purchasing power parity):

N/A (2012 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP):

N/A (2012 est.)

GDP (real growth rate):

N/A (2012 est.)

Industries:

  • Agricultural
  • Mineral 
  • Forest products 
  • Petroleum and natural gas 

Imports:

US $11 billion (2012 est.)

Import commodities:

  • Fabric
  • Petroleum products and crude oil
  • Fertilizer
  • Plastic

Exports:

US $9.4 billion (2012 est.)

Export commodities:

  • Natural gas
  • Wood products
  • Pulses and beans
  • Fish
  • Rice

Alberta's exports to Myanmar:

CDN $2.1 million (2012)

Alberta's main exports to Myanmar:

  • Boilers
  • Electronic Machinery

Canada's main exports to Myanmar:

  • Electronic Machinery
  • Paper
  • Prepared Animal Fodder
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Boilers
  • Scientific and Technical Instrumentation
  • Preparations of Cereals

Alberta-Myanmar Relations

Alberta has a multifaceted relationship with Myanmar, which includes strong business ties, cultural exchanges and educational initiatives.

World Relations

A summary of Alberta's relationship with Myanmar.

Sector opportunities for Alberta businesses interested in exporting their products

  • Agrifood: Agriculture, forestry, and fishing together constitute the largest contributor to Myanmar’s economy. Agriculture accounts for nearly 50% of the country’s GDP and employs about 66% of the labour force. About half of all agricultural land in Myanmar is devoted to rice, and to increase production the government has promoted multiple cropping (sequential cultivation of two or more crops on a single piece of land in a single year), a system that is easily supported by the country’s climate.