China accounts for 95 per cent of Myanmar’s fruit exports

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Fruit trading with around 200 truck-loads of watermelon and 50 to 70 truckloads of muskmelons entering Muse.  Photo: Phoe Khwar

China accounts for 95 per cent of Myanmar’s fruit exports, more than 200,000 tons worth, this financial year according to a representative of  the Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association quoted in Myawady Daily yesterday.
Watermelon are the leading fruit export to China, with an export volume of 139,400 tons and an estimated value of US$12 million. Mangos were the second leading fruit exports at 30,523 tons, followed by muskmelon exports at 21,749 tons.
Myanmar’s fruit export volume increased by 710,000 tons, year-on-year, in FY2015-2016 and by 940,000 tons in FY2016-2017.
China is Myanmar’s main agricultural export market.
Total Sino-Myanmar bilateral trade in first three months of this financial year reached $2.82 billion, including $1.2 billion in exports and $1.6 billion in imports. – Mon Mon

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