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Border Trade through Hteekhee post rises by $213 mln in three and a half months

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The Hteekhee border.

Bilateral trade between Thailand and Myanmar through the Hteekhee border post in the past three and a half months reflected a significant increase of US$213.755 million as against the year-ago period.
Between 1 April and 15 July in the current mini-budget period, the figures soared to $644.5 million from $430.77 million registered in the previous financial year, according to data from the Commerce of Ministry. Myanmar’s Hteekhee border carried out the second largest trade among the Myanmar-Thailand border posts after the Myawady post.
Exports of natural gas from the Taninthayi Region contributed to the enormous increase in trade through the Hteekhee border in the previous years, the Ministry of Commerce stated.
The trade between Myanmar and Thailand is conducted through land border posts –Myeik, Kawthoung, Tachilek, Myawady, Mawtaung, Hteekhee and Meisei.
Myanmar primarily exports natural gas, fishery products, coal, tin concentrate (SN 71.58 per cent), coconut (fresh and dry), beans, corn and bamboo shoots to Thailand. It imports capital goods such as machinery, raw industrial goods such as cement and fertilizers, and consumer goods such as cosmetics and food products from the neighbouring country. Bilateral trade between Thailand and Myanmar through the Hteekhee border in the past three and a half months touched a high of US$1.46 billion. — KK/GNLM

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