Maritime import of diesel, petrol exceeds 9,600 tons on 5-11 May

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A worker filling fuel to the vehicle at a filling station in Yangon. 
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Myanmar spent more than US$28 million on importing diesel and petrol weighing over 9,600 tons through by sea route during the week between 5 and 11 May, according to traders.
During the week, the country imported over 50,000 tons of diesel worth nearly $28.22 million and 46,963 tons of petrol worth $26.06 million. When compared with last week, this week saw an increase in import volume of petrol by over 19,800 tons, however, the import of diesel down by roughly 9,200 tons.
Between 28 April and 4 May, the country bought 27,070 tons of petrol and 59,240 tons of diesel from its international trade partners by sea. Normally, fuels are imported mostly from Singapore and Thailand. Myanmar also imports fuels not only from sea routes but also from border trade stations. During the week, the country imported 1,100 tons of petrol with an estimated value of about $605,700 and 856.75 tons of diesel amounted to over $529,000 via Tachilek, a border between Myanmar and Thailand.—Khine Khant (Translated by Khaing Thanda Lwin)

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