Myanmar Industry Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Industry & Retail from The Report: Myanmar 2017

Recording steady growth in recent years, Myanmar’s industrial and retail sectors have been buoyed by solid macroeconomic fundamentals, economic liberalisation and regulatory reforms encouraging investment and expansion. The new administration has set a bold industrialisation target, with manufacturing expected to become one of the most significant economic growth drivers in the coming years....

Myanmar today is a country undergoing rapid change, and there is a solid determination among its people and leaders alike to help their country establish an important place at the global political and economic table.

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The new administration of the National League for Democracy (NLD) has highlighted industrial development as a top priority, evidenced by the recent release of a long-term industrial strategy expected to boost the sector’s GDP contribution to nearly 40% over the next 13 years. Under the plan, new investment in key economic corridors will be...

 

Recording steady growth in recent years, Myanmar’s industrial and retail sectors have been buoyed by solid macroeconomic fundamentals, economic liberalisation and regulatory reforms encouraging investment and expansion. In industry, the new administration of the National League for Democracy (NLD) has set a bold industrialisation target, with...

 

In your opinion, what steps could the government take to encourage greater foreign direct investment (FDI) in manufacturing?

 

International retail investors have flocked to Myanmar’s food and beverage (F&B) segment in recent years, drawn by a rising middle class with disposable incomes for F&B purchases, though not yet more expensive internationally branded fashion and consumer goods. Recognising the growth potential, a host of US fast-food chains have moved...

Myanmar today is a country undergoing rapid change, and there is a solid determination among its people and leaders alike to help their country establish an important place at the global political and economic table.

The removal of US financial and trade sanctions on Myanmar could give the country’s mining industry a boost, with American buyers expected to return to the precious stones market following a period of sluggish trading.