Fruit exports bag US$45 mln within four months

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The file photo shows vehicles carrying watermelons to be exported to China last year.  PHOTO:gnlm

According to the Trade Department under the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, $45 million was earned from exporting fruits to foreign countries in four months.
It is reported that more than 100,000 tonnes of domestically grown fruits have been exported and sold to neighbouring countries through land borders.
From 1 April to 22 July in the 2022-2023 financial year, 95,000 tonnes of GMO bananas, 15,000 tonnes of mangoes, 10,400 tonnes of watermelons, over 3,300 tonnes of sweet melons, 192 tonnes of coconuts, more than 120,000 tonnes of fruits such as avocados and peaches were exported. Around $45 million was earned from the export of the fruit from April to July in the 2022-2023 financial year.
GMO bananas, mangoes, watermelons, sweet melons, coconuts, peaches, avocados, apples, mangosteen, and pineapples were exported to the Chinese market through Muse, Myawady, Maungtaw, Kampaiti, and Lweje border trade camps. — TWA/GNLM

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