Backgrounder: Burma

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Naypyitaw
  • Population (millions): 64.9
  • Total area: 678,500 km²
  • Currency: kyat
  • Language (s): Burmese (ethnic languages widely used)

Economic Facts 2013

  • GDP ($ billions): 58.1
  • GDP per capita ($): 895
  • GDP growth (%): 7.5
  • Inflation (%): 5.8
  • Unemployment (%): 4

Key Opportunities

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

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 20132007
Canada’s merchandise exports to Burma8.30
Canada’s merchandise imports from Burma8.57.9
Canadian investment in BurmaN/ACommercially sensitive information
Burmese investment in CanadaN/AN/A