Maungtaw border trade camp sees monthly increase in exports

Workers at the Maungtaw border trade camp load up a boat with bags of ginger, which has seen the most increase in export value in the current months, followed by exports of other agricultural products, fishery products, forestry products and industrial products. photo: hein HTET lin, myo thu hein
Workers at the Maungtaw border trade camp load up a boat with bags of ginger, which has seen the most increase in export value in the current months, followed by exports of other agricultural products, fishery products, forestry products and industrial products. photo: hein HTET lin, myo thu hein

The export value at the Maungtaw border trade camp has been steadily increasing with each month with a noticeable rise in ginger (wet) exports, according to the border trade camp in Rakhine State, under the Department of Trade.
“Exports of ginger have seen the most increase in the Maungtaw border trade camp,” said U Win Aye, assistant director and in-charge of the Maungtaw border trade camp. He continued, “The reason for the increase in exports is because they (Bangladesh) are approaching their festival periods and other merchants tell me ginger is used in the soft drinks production, too. I’m not really sure how they use it in producing soft drinks. But this is why ginger exports have gone up. Freshwater fish from Yangon and Ayeyawady Regions have seen increased exports, too. This is the reason the Maungtaw border trade camp has reached its export quota. The export value has been increasing with each passing month.”
The Maungtaw border trade camp has seen exports in the month of July of agricultural products such as rice, green gram, chickpea, tamarind, ginger (wet), jengkol beans, turmeric and dried plum, fishery products such as hilsa, carp, anchovy and small dried fish, forestry products such as bamboo, industrial products such as packaged plum paste, quaker, longyi, perfume, pimple cream, thanakha blocks, candy and soap, and their combined export value has reached US$ 808,907.167.
As of 10 August, the total export value in the border trade camp reached US$ 357,330.384 for four types of agricultural products, four types of fishery products, one type of forestry product and one type of finished industrial goods. — Hein Htet Lin, Myo Thu Hein

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