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Local wheat crops produce high yield, fetch good price

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In Myanmar, wheat crops are grown mainly in Mandalay and Sagaing regions, and also in northern and southern Shan, Chin and Kayah states.

Myanmar agricultural produce, wheat crops grown locally have a good yield this year and a bag of three baskets priced up to K200,000 at present, according to the pulses traders in Mandalay.
Wheat crops entered the Mandalay market from areas such as Monywa, Shwebo, Sagaing, Myinmu and Myaung and have a briskly business. “Even though they were priced at K95,000 per a bag of three baskets in March, the current market price for wheat reached up to K200,000 per a bag of three baskets, selling at high prices,” U Soe Win Myint, the owner of the Soe Win Myint Sales Centre in Mandalay told the Global New Light of Myanmar (GNLM).
“This year, the wheat crop has a good yield and is trading at a high price. Wheat is the most consumed crop in the world and the second in Myanmar after rice. Since wheat prices are high in 2022, it has been a profitable year for mountain or flatland wheat farmers. Due to high prices in wheat, the acreage may increase in the next wheat season. Wheat is also an important food for Myanmar as wheat consumption is increasing year by year,” he explained.
The wheat crop is cultivated only once a year as a winter crop. In Myanmar, wheat crops are grown mainly in Mandalay and Sagaing regions, and also in northern and southern Shan, Chin and Kayah states. Wheat crops cannot be grown anywhere and yield varies depending on climate and soil type. —Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-Printing House)/GNLM

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