The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This paper reviews economic developments in Myanmar during 1992-96. There has been a strong recovery in output in response to reforms, with annual economic growth averaging about 8 percent during 1992/93-1995/96. The recovery has been driven by an increase in agricultural production and foreign investment, especially in tourism and extractive industries. Official estimates suggest that the economy grew by 9.8 percent in 1995/96. During 1992/93-1995/96, annual agricultural output rose by an average of about 8 percent per year.