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Ranked 22 of 26 for comprehensive power, with an overall score of 7.5 out of 100.

Down 1 ranking in 2023 for comprehensive power.


Myanmar is a minor power in Asia.

In the 2022 edition of the Asia Power Index, Myanmar dropped one place to 22nd.

Myanmar is suffering a protracted crisis following the 2021 military coup, which continues to exert downward pressure on the country’s scores in the Asia Power Index.

Myanmar’s strongest measure is economic relationships, for which it places 17th, a result of its participation in free trade agreements, many through ASEAN. Myanmar’s lowest measure is defence networks, for which it places 25th, higher only than Papua New Guinea.

Myanmar’s largest decline in 2022 was in its military capability score, where it lost two places. Myanmar also dropped one place in both the resilience and future resources measures.

Myanmar exerts less influence in the region than expected given its available resources, as indicated by the country’s negative power gap score.

Read more analysis in the Key Findings report. Explore further results in the Scores section.

Bilateral Influence

Bilateral trade, current dollars (2020)

Countries that influence Myanmar

Globally, which countries does Myanmar do most of its trade with?

China 34.7%

Thailand 14.3%

European Union 9.9%

Singapore 9.1%

Japan 5.2%

Countries influenced by Myanmar

Which countries in the region rely most on trade with Myanmar?

North Korea 2.7%

Thailand 1.5%

Singapore 0.4%

Indonesia 0.4%

China 0.4%