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General


Population: 53,999,804 (2011)
Land Area: 678,500 sq km
Natural Resources: Petroleum, timber, tin, antimony, zinc, copper, tungsten, lead, coal, marble, limestone, precious stones, natural gas, hydropower
Capital: Rangoon
Political System: Military Junta
State Leader: Thein Sein (2011)
Languages: Burmese, Ethnic languages
Currency: Kyat (MMK)
Major Religions: Buddhist 89%, Christian 4%, Muslim 4%, Animist 1%, Other 2%
Major Ethnicities: Burman 68%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%, Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3%, Indian 2%, Mon 2%, Other 5%
Life Expectancy: 64.88 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 35.65 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 60.07 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 1,100 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 3.1% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 43.2%, Industry 20%, Services 36.8% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 70%, Industry 7%, Services 23% (2001)
Industries: Agricultural processing, wood and wood products, copper, tin, tungsten, iron, cement, construction materials, pharmaceuticals, fertilizer, natural gas, garments, jade and gems
Agriculture Products: Rice, pulses, beans, sesame, groundnuts, sugarcane, hardwood; fish and fish products
Human Development Index: 0.483 (149th)
Tourism Revenue: 98 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 5.7% (2010)

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Army Size: 428 000 (2004)
Budget: 2.1% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Myanmar or Burma is located in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by Bangladesh, China, India, Laos and Thailand. Burma's economy is very underdeveloped for the region, it was however a thriving economy under British rule, but the socialist policies and strict military control of the government has isolated Burma economically. Burma has vast natural resources but is unable to exploit this advantage, because of economic restrictions caused by the regime. As long as the government continues its isolation policy the economy will be unable to take-off.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Myanmar
Wikipedia: Myanmar
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/MMR.html

Updated on: December 25, 2011