The export value of agricultural products in the current financial year topped US$213 million, up by $25.9 million, or 12 per cent, compared with the same period last year, according to a report from the Ministry of Commerce.
During the same period last year, the country sold $187 million worth of agricultural commodities.
This year, there were no exports of agro products from the public sector between 1 October and 2 November. Only private companies continued to export to their international trade partners.
Myanmar exports a wide range of agro products, including rice, beans, and pulses; onion, garlic, ginger, and other kitchen crops; watermelons, mangoes, avocados, cucumbers, and other fruits and vegetables; and rubber and other raw materials.
During the first 33 days of this FY, the country exported $41.9 million worth of animal products, $82.3 million worth of marine products, $102 million worth of minerals, $18.6 million worth of forest products, over $700 billion worth of manufactured goods, and other miscellaneous products valued at $108.6 million.
While there was a decrease in the value of minerals and forest-based products, the export of remaining products increased by nearly $262 million.
—Shwe Khine (Translated by Khaing Thanda Lwin)