About 150 tons of cabbage exported daily to Thailand via Myawady

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A farmer works in the cabbage farm in Tatkon. photo: gnlm

About 150 tons of cabbage are being sent to Thailand every day through the Myawady border gate, according to traders in the Bayintnaung vegetable market in Myawady Town.
“Myanmar did not send cabbages to the Thailand market earlier. Exports began this year. Cabbage farms in Thailand have been destroyed due to excessive use of pesticides. Therefore, Thai traders have begun purchasing Myanmar cabbages. Cabbages, an important ingredient in Thai dishes, are fetching 6-7Baht per kilo in the border market. They are also being delivered to Bangkok, Phuket, and Pattaya,” said a merchant.
The cabbages being supplied to the Thailand market are from Pyay, DaikU, Kalaw, and Aungban towns.
During the period between 1 October and 8 March in the current financial year, imports outperformed exports at the Myawady border gate, with imports registered at $318 million and exports valued at $58 million.
Myanmar primarily exports fishery products such as crab, fish, and shrimp and agro products such as onion, sesame, dry tea leaves, coconut, and turmeric to Thailand. It imports capital goods such as machinery, raw industrial goods such as cement and fertilizer, and consumer goods such as cosmetics and food pr.

 

—Htein Lin Aung (IPRD)
(Translated by Ei Myat Mon)

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