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Myanmar fact sheet

Abundant natural resources supported by a motivated and young population. Strategically located in the centre of Asia, offering direct access to two of the largest markets in the world.

About Myanmar

57.1 million

57.1 million

Population size

29.2 years

29.2 years

Median age




Myanmar kyat (MMK)

Myanmar kyat (MMK)

Currency unit



Internet penetration rate



Mobile penetration rate

Further resources

Economic zones

3 Special Economic Zones (SEZs)

Myanmar Investment Law (2016)

  • Corporate tax exemptions for seven, five or three years depending on the investment's region.
  • Long-term lease rights (on land or buildings) for up to an initial 50-year period and two consecutive 10-year extensions.

Special Economic Zones (SEZs)

  • Five to seven years' corporate tax holiday, depending on the zones.
  • 50 per cent relief on income tax for the second five years.
  • Possibility for investors to lease land up to 75 years (50 years plus 25 years' extension).

Myanmar Companies Act (2017)

  • Foreign investors can now hold up to 35 per cent of shares in a local company.
  • Registration of companies via Myanmar Companies Online (MyCO).

Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (MSDP)

  • Project Bank enables development assistance, budget allocation and private sector participation for strategic infrastructure projects.

World Economic Outlook (October 2021); World Bank; UNESCO Institute of Statistics; International Labour Organization: Global Wage Report 2020–21: Wages and minimum wages in the time of COVID-19; Asian Development Bank; Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA)

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