Fact Sheet: Burma - Canada's Priority Market

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Fast Facts

  • Capital: Naypyitaw
  • Population (millions): 63.7
  • Total area: 678,500 km2
  • Currency: Kyat Myanmar
  • Language (s): Burmese (ethnic languages widely used)

Economic Facts 2012

  • GDP ($ billions): 52.4
  • GDP per capita ($): 823
  • GDP growth (%): 6.3
  • Inflation (%): 6.1
  • Unemployment (%): 4

Key Opportunities

  • Infrastructure
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Not available

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

  • *Announced in 2013 as part of Canada's Global Commerce Strategy
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 20122007
Canada’s merchandise exports to Burma$3.1$0.0
Canada’s merchandise imports from Burma$1.8$7.9
Canadian investment in BurmaNot availableCommercially sensitive information
Burmese investment in CanadaNot availableNot available