THE import of products from Thailand to Myanmar via the Myawady border trade camp in the current fiscal year totalled US$377 million, a decrease of $14 million matched against the same period of last year, the Commerce Ministry reported.
Over the first half of this FY, bilateral trade through the Myawady border gate exceeded $400 million, including $29.328 million from the export sector, which is $3 million more than that of last year. Overall trade value between the two countries from this border point decreased by over $11 million in past six months.
Thailand’s products flow in and out of the country from the Tachilek, Myawady, Kawthoung, Myeik, Hteekhee, Mawtaung and Maese border points of entry. Last FY, Myanmar imported a wide range of products worth more than $1 billion via those seven border gates.
Myanmar primarily imports a wide range of consumer products, food, soft drinks, cooking oil, plastic ware, and cosmetics, and exports marine products, agricultural commodities and other items to the neighbouring country.