Burma Economic Indicators

These indicators will tell you 90 percent of what you need to know about the economy. However, the numbers have to be understood and interpreted correctly.

Therefore, we discuss the definition of each indicator and give a brief background. We also provide a link to the relevant pages in our global economy guide for more information.

The economy of Burma can be understood only if one compares it to other countries and looks at how it behaves over time:

1. International comparisons serve as a measuring stick to see whether a number is high/low, large/small, normal/strange, etc. They provide context for interpreting the indicators.

2. Looking at data over time tells you what to expect in the future. The economy seldom changes fundamentally over 10 years. Therefore, the past is a good predictor of the future.

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