MYANMAR imported over 140,000 tonnes of petrol and diesel worth more than US$68 million by sea from 15 through 21 October, according to trade authorities.
The third week of last month saw an increase in imports of both petrol and diesel matched against the previous week before 15 October.
In the previous week, local importers bought over 52,800 tonnes of diesel and over 54,000 tonnes of petrol from international trading partners.
During the same period, the country re-exported 3,700 tonnes of diesel via Muse, a border trade camp between Myanmar and China.
Trading is normal and weekly fuel prices are stable in the market in big cities including Yangon, Mandalay and Mawlamyine, according to local filling stations.
In the Yangon market, the retail price of diesel was Ks745 per litre, while high-quality diesel was sold for Ks765 per litre in October. Diesel prices in the Mandalay market were Ks770 per litre, while a litre of high-quality diesel was worth Ks790.
In the Mawlamyine market, a litre of petrol sold for Ks755 and a litre of high-quality diesel was worth Ks800.