Myanmar exports rice and its products to Europe, Africa

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The bulk carriers are seen loading export rice and rice products at Sule Port in Yangon. Photo : Kanu

Myanmar’s agricultural products such as rice and rice-related products are exported by bulk carriers yearly. This year, the products will be exported to Europe and African countries from seven jetties at the Sule port terminal.
A total of five vessels – two measuring 183 metres in length, two with 186 metres in length and one 200-metre-long ship will carry 143,400 tonnes of rice to Belgium, Spain and Togo.
Among these five vessels, three will lead to Belgium while one to Spain and another one to Togo.
The country exports about 200,000 tonnes of rice per month and expects to ship two million metric tons this financial year, according to the Myanmar Rice Federation.
The federation will work together with government and partner organizations in solving difficulties in the export sector.
The high-grade rice is mainly exported to the Europe market, China, some ASEAN countries and Bangladesh.
Myanmar’s agriculture products, rice, broken rice and brans are exported to Europe and African countries by bulk carriers and the country exported 1,357,202 tonnes of rice by 90 vessels between April 2021 and March 2022 while 582,330 tonnes by 27 vessels in three months from April to June 2022.—Nyein Thu (MNA)/GNLM

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