Market Profile

Myanmar is continuing its transformation towards an attractive trade and investment destination which is strategically located close to China, India and the rest of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). With a new civilian government continuing reforms to encourage business investment, a youthful population and the highest growth rates in ASEAN, the country offers significant long term potential for Australian business and education providers. 

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Why ASEAN and why now?

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Facts

  • Imports from Myanmar A$91 million
  • Exports to Myanmar A$226 million
  • Capital Nay Pyi Taw
  • Official Language Burmese
  • Area 653,290 sq km
  • Population 52.3 million

Events

Australia Future Unlimited: University Outreach to International Schools, Myanmar 2017
26 Nov 2017
Australian universities meeting with students and their parents from major international schools in ...

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Country brief

A comprehensive overview of political, economic and bilateral and regional trade agreements.

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Trade and economic fact sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Myanmar and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

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Smartraveller

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Myanmar. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

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