Mandalay fruits traders expect to export over 10 tonnes of fruits in 2018-2019 FY

A farmer waters patches of watermelon in Nay Pyi Taw.  Photo: Aye Min Soe
A farmer waters patches of watermelon in Nay Pyi Taw.  Photo: Aye Min Soe

Mandalay fruits traders are expecting to export more than 10 tonnes of fruits in the 2018-2019 fiscal year, according to Mandalay fruit traders.
Recently, Myanmar fruits were exported to China through the Muse border. Traders also exported Myanmar fruits to Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, England and Saudi Arabia via the sea and air routes. The volume of annual export has increased this year.
“Local fruits such as watermelons, muskmelons and mangoes are mainly exported to China. China buys fruits that are of good quality and free from chemical fertilisers or pesticides,” said Ko Myat Tun Maw, a trader at the Mandalay-Muse fruit depot.
In the 2015-2016 FY, Myanmar earned more than US$60 million from the export of more than 560,000 tonnes of fruits. In the 2016-2017 FY, it earned more than $61 million by exporting more than 600,000 tonnes and in the 2017-2018 FY, it earned more than $66 million through the export of more than 680,000 tonnes of fruits.
The fruits sector has been incorporated into the national export strategy. Authorities will cooperate to conduct a government-to-government system, seek market information and implement a fruits zone.
Agricultural experts have suggested that local mango cultivators refrain from using chemicals on mangoes to ripen them artificially.—Myat Thu (AMIA)

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