Myanmar's agricultural exports top $500 million
Exports include rice, peas, beans, corn, rubber, onion, garlic and various kinds of fruits, much of it sold to Chinese buyers through border trade. Statistics up until the third week of June show Myanmar’s overall export income amounted to $1.9 billion.
Plans are underway to boost the country’s exports, including drafting a National Exports Strategy, the establishment of the Myanmar Trade Centre (MTC) in Yangon, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
The plans to establish more MTC branches in Mandalay, Taunggyi, Monywa and Pathein are also underway. The MTC provides local and international trade information to proprietors and small businesses. ■