BUSINESS – Burma's trade gap widens

Burma’s trade deficit for the financial year 2014-15 totalled US$4.9 billion, according to the Ministry of Commerce. Imports to the country amounted to $16.34 billion while exports totalled $11.45 billion. The previous year’s deficit was $2.65 billion. Burma’s principal exports are products of agriculture, farming, fisheries, mining and forestry, while imports include consumer products, raw materials and investment goods, according to Myanmar Business Today.