First nine months of 2014 show $4 billion trade deficit

Statistics from the Ministry of Commerce released on Tuesday reveal that Burma experienced a nearly US$4 billion trade deficit in the first nine months of the fiscal year, according to Burmese state media. From 1 April 2014 to 2 January 2015, total trade volume amounted to $20.9 billion. Exports were $8.6 billion while imports tallied to $12.3 billion.