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Tourism

Number of Tourists (2017-2019) Myanmar: 3,300,333 Cambodia: X Lao PDR: 3,447,333 Viet Nam: 12,811,000 Thailand: 35,433,333

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Finance

Remittances (as percentage of GDP) (2017-2019) Myanmar: 3.54 Cambodia: 5.77 Lao PDR: 1.45 Viet Nam: 6.57 Thailand: 1.42

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Environment

Environmental Performance Index (2020) Myanmar: 25.1 (179/190) Cambodia: 33.6 Lao PDR: 34.8 Viet Nam: 33.4 Thailand: 45.4

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Energy

Only 37% of Myanmar households have access to electricity, but the demand for electric power is growing by 13% each year. (Source: https://www.borgenmagazine.com/innovation-in-myanmar/) The government of Myanmar adopted the National Electrification Plan (NEP) in 2014, aiming to […]

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Digital Economy

Myanmar has a smartphone penetration rate of 80%, out of which 41% are connected to the internet as of January 2020. Additionally, Myanmar — which has a population of 55 million — has 68.24 million mobile connections as […]

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Investment

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Investment capital of over US$199 million from permitted foreign enterprises have entered Myanmar in first two months of present fiscal year (FY) 2020-2021 which started in October, comprising of 14 foreign […]

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Exports

As of Sept. 11 2020 of this FY, Myanmar earned over 16.7 billion U.S. dollars from the total exports. (Source: Ministry of Commerce) Exports of Goods and Services (2017-2019) Myanmar: 19.58 Cambodia: X Lao PDR: […]

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Agriculture

Myanmar agricultural sector accounts for some 38% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), but yields are low due to farmers being cut-off from modern technology under the previous regime for decades. The agricultural sector […]

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Poverty

In 2017, 24.8 percent of Myanmar’s 53 million people lived below the national poverty lines, meaning roughly 13 million had less than 1,590 kyats (1.20 U.S. dollars) per day. (Source: ADB)