Export price of fresh chilli drops, fetching around K2,000 per viss

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The export price of Myanmar’s fresh chilli has sharply dropped, fetching around K2,000 per viss, said Daw Ohnmar Kyaw, chairperson of the Myanmar Chilli Market and Technical Development Association.
“The price of chilli has sharply declined. In addition, Thailand, the main country to which Myanmar exports chilli, has highly produced chillies recently.
The price of chilli is unpredictable. Last few days, the fresh chilli pepper is priced at extremely lower than the price registered last year, fetching nearly K1,800 or K2,000 per viss (a viss equals 1.6 kilogrammes),” she added.
Last year, the price hit a record high of around K4,000 per viss, the association stated.
Currently, the fresh chillies are yielded from Magway, Ayeyawady and Mandalay divisions.
However, the acreage of chillies is much lower this year than last year. Also, the yield of chilli has dropped due to the weather condition.
Myanmar’s fresh chilli pepper is shipped to Viet Nam via the sea route and primarily sent to China and Thailand via cross-border trade zones.
It is commonly grown in the Ayeyawady Region and Kyaukse Township of Mandalay Region.
The export varieties of fresh chilli peppers are 692,777, 999, Kartar, Demon, Sunshine, Lucky One and Tharmo. — NN/GNLM

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