Myanmar: Economy

Despite severe flooding, Myanmar’s economy continued to perform well in the closing fiscal year. Growth is forecast to accelerate during 2016 on recovery in agriculture and increases in foreign direct investment. Among the near-term challenges facing the incoming government are high inflation and wide fiscal and external deficits. Upgrading the transport system is one of many longer-term challenges. Read more from Asian Development Outlook 2016

Economic forecasts for Southeast Asian countries

Country 2016 2017
Brunei Darussalam 1.0 2.5
Cambodia 7.0 7.1
Indonesia 5.2 5.5
Lao People’s Dem. Rep. 6.8 7.0
Malaysia 4.2 4.4
Myanmar 8.4 8.3
Philippines 6.0 6.1
Singapore 2.0 2.2
Thailand 3.0 3.5
Viet Nam 6.7 6.5
Average 4.5 4.8
Country 2016 2017
Brunei Darussalam 0.2 0.4
Cambodia 2.5 3.0
Indonesia 4.5 4.2
Lao People’s Dem. Rep. 1.8 2.5
Malaysia 2.7 2.5
Myanmar 9.5 8.5
Philippines 2.3 2.7
Singapore -0.6 0.4
Thailand 0.6 2.0
Viet Nam 3.0 4.0
Average 2.6 2.9
Country 2016 2017
Brunei Darussalam -1.3 2.0
Cambodia -11.1 -10.0
Indonesia -2.6 -2.8
Lao People’s Dem. Rep. -17.0 -20.0
Malaysia 1.2 2.3
Myanmar -8.3 -7.7
Philippines 2.7 2.8
Singapore 18.8 19.5
Thailand 7.5 4.0
Viet Nam -0.2 0.0
Average 2.8 2.7

Source: Asian Development Outlook 2016

 

 
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