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February 23, 2020

Rice export by sea increased by over 7,000 tons

Farmers work as they harvest paddy in a field in Kangyidauk township, Ayeyawady Region in April. The export of rice by sea increased in the last week of July. Photo: GNLM/ Phoe Khwar

THE export of rice between Myanmar and international trade partners by sea increased to 23,443 tons in the last week of July, with 7,000 more than that of previous week before 23 July, the Commerce Ministry reported.
Between 23 and 29 July, the country sold white rice and parboiled rice to Singapore, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Russia, Hong Kong, South Africa, Afghanistan and European members as well as western countries, earning US$6.809 million from the export of rice.
The majority of rice has been exported to Bangladesh in the last week of July.
According to the ministry’s statistics, the country also exported 7,128 tons of broken rice to partner countries, comprising 153 tons to Malaysia, 250 tons to Sri Lanka, 25 tons to Singapore, 500 tons to South Africa and over 6,000 tons to European countries.
China and Bangladesh imported more than 25,000 tons of rice from Myanmar through border trade camps in the same week, decreasing 2,765 tons when compared with the week before 22 July.
In the third week of July, the two countries imported nearly 27,850 tons of rice from Muse (105-mile) trade zone, Sittway and Maungtaw border stations.
The country received $0.688 million from the export of broken rice weighing 2,705 tons, including 2,096 tons from Muse, 589 tons from Lwejel and 20 tons from Chinshwehaw.
The exports of broken rice from borders in the fourth week of July was 585 tons less than that of the previous week.


Shwe Khine


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