MYANMAR exported more than 21 tonnes of garlic worth US$5,629 to neighbouring Bangladesh via the Maungtaw border trade camp between 8 and 14 July, according to a report of the Ministry of Commerce released yesterday.
During the same period, the country also sent $4,431 worth of garlic weighing three tonnes to India, the second-largest neighbouring country, through the Tamu border entry point.
According to the ministry’s statistics, the country earned more than $60,000 from the export of 137 tonnes of onion to other neighbours within the same period — 113 tonnes of onions to China, one of Myanmar’s largest trade partners, from Muse 105-mile trade zone and another 24 tonnes to Thailand from the Myawady border gate.
The kitchen crops are predominantly cultivated in Shan State and Salin, Pwintphyu, Yenangyaung and Pakokku towns in Magway Region.
A domestic merchants said it is predicted that the prices of onion will continue to increase until the new harvest.