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About Myanmar

Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian country. Though it is one of the poorest countries in the region, it is rich in jade and gems, oil, natural gas, and other mineral resources

The economy is dependent on Agriculture and Precious stones production. Though rice is primarily produced, Myanmar is notoriously known for its Opium production.

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityNaypyitaw
Government TypeAssembly-Independent Republic
Official LanguagesBurmese, Kachin, Kayah, Karen, Chin, Mon, Rakhine, Shan
CurrencyBurmese kyat, MMK
Phone Code +95
Important CitiesBurma, Yangon (Rangoon), Mandalay, Mawlamyine, Taunggyi, Monywa, Meiktila, Bago, Pathein, Mergui
National DayIndependence Day (4th Jan)
GDP (nominal)USD 74.861 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking165
Primary Industriesagricultural processing, wood and wood products, copper, tin, tungsten, iron, cement, construction materials, pharmaceuticals, fertilizer, petroleum and natural gas, garments, jade and gems
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsBangladesh, India, China, Laos, Thailand
Member ofAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN), Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation(BIMSTEC), East Asia Summit(EAS), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO), Group of 77(G77)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Fashion and Apparel, Vegetables and Related Products, Cereals & Pulses, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Cosmetics and Accessories, Rubber and Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Fruits and Nuts, Edible Oils & Seeds, Electrical Products, Wood and Pulp, Machinery & Appliances, Aviation Vehicles, Instruments & Optical Solutions
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Silk & Textiles, Electrical Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Marine Vessels, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Books and Papers, Chemical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Cereals & Pulses, Instruments & Optical Solutions
Total Exports ValueUSD 17.085 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 17.403 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 0.318 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaGlobal System of Trade and Preferences (GSTP), India ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Economic Integration Agreement (EIA), Partial Scope Agreement (PSA)
Major Exports to IndiaVegetables and Related Products, Fruits and Nuts, Wood and Pulp, Rubber and Products, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Fashion and Apparel, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Cosmetics and Accessories, Spices, Silk & Textiles, Machinery & Appliances, Hides, Leather & Tannery
Major Imports from IndiaPharmaceutical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Cereals & Pulses, Electrical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Machinery & Appliances, Silk & Textiles, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Chemical Products, Plastics and Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Cosmetics and Accessories, Spices, Retail & Fmcg Products
India's Imports ValueUSD 954.74 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 807 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 147.74 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for MyanmarEmbassy of India
H.E. Mr Vinay Kumar
Honourable Ambassador
545-547 Merchant St, Kyauktada Township, Yangon Myanmar
95-1-388412, 243972, 391219

Consulate General of India in Mandalay
Sundeep Kaushal
Consul General
Ta-1/25, 65 St, Corner of Ngu War St Chan Mya Thazi Township, Myothit-1, Mandalay, Myanmar

Consulate General of India in Sittwe
Mr. Bibekananda Bhattamishra
Consul General
No 4 Myin Pyaing Kwin Road, Pyay Daw Thar Quarter, Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar - 07011


First Secretary & Liaison Officer
Park Royal Hotel, Jade Villa-13/14, Hotel Zone(3), Dekhina Thiri Township, NayPyiTaw, Myanmar
95 678 106070 / 1113

Embassy Details of Myanmar in IndiaEmbassy of the Union of Myanmar
H.E. Mr. Moe Kyaw Aung
3/50-F, Nyaya MargChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-2688 9007,2688 9008 (O)

Consulate General of Myanmar in Kolkata
Mr. Tin Moe
Consul General
119, White House, 4th floore D-Block, Park Street Kolkata

+91 33 22178273 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Myanmar in Chennai
H.E. Prof. Ranganathan J.
Honorary Consul