Kampaiti border trade tops US$5 mln in five days

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The crossing at the Myanmar China border.

The trade value at the Kampaiti border between Myanmar and China hit US$5.527 million between 14 and 18 May 2024, according to the news released by the Ministry of Commerce online.
The export volumes were 6,425 tonnes of tissue culture banana worth $2.233 million, 160 tonnes of rice valued at $0.069 million, 711 tonnes of rice beans worth $0.47 million, 127 tonnes of lablab beans worth $0.103 million, 70 tonnes of lima beans worth $0.052 million, 62 tonnes of small white kidney beans worth $0.039 million, 840.5 tonnes of butter beans worth $0.84 million, 62 tonnes of red kidney beans worth $0.04 million, 104 tonnes of chilli pepper worth $0.059 million, 741.5 tonnes of dried chilli pepper worth $1.08 million, 647.5 tonnes of onion worth $0.256 million, 102 tonnes of tamarind with seeds worth $0.023 million, 13 tonnes of thermal paper worth $0.003 million, 121.1 tonnes of roselle seeds worth $0.242 million and 34 tonnes of dried mango slice worth $0.005 tonne.
The Ministry of Commerce aimed to achieve a trade target of $37 million in May, comprising exports worth $35 million and imports worth $2 million from the Kampaiti border. The Kampaiti border saw exports worth $20.002 million and imports worth $6.663 million as of 18 May. The total trade balance reached over 72 per cent of the trade target of this month.
The main export items as of 18 May in the 2024-2025 financial year beginning 1 April were tissue-culture banana, sesame, rice beans, lablab beans, lima beans, butter beans, green grams, red kidney beans, white kidney beans, small red beans, watermelon, chilli pepper, dried chilli, dried mango slice, tamarind with seed, fresh areca nut, black cardamom, coffee bean, onion, petrified wood and aluminium scrap. Meanwhile, Myanmar imports capital goods, intermediate goods, construction materials, consumer goods, fruits and CMP raw materials. — NN/KK

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