Myanmar pockets over US$250M in mineral exports in 11 months

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Myanmar bagged US$256.44 million from mineral exports as of 8 March in the current financial year 2023-2024, commencing 1 April, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
The mineral exports plunged from $323.366 million recorded in the corresponding period last FY, showing a drop of over $66 million.
The public sector performed mineral exports valued at over $33 million, whereas the private sector saw mineral exports worth over $220 million.
The export items are gems and jewellery, gold, jade, pearl, diamond, lead, tin, tungsten, silver, copper, zinc, charcoal and other minerals.
Myanmar’s external trade with foreign partners reached over $27.758 billion as of 1 March in the current Financial Year 2023-2024, beginning 1 April, comprising exports worth over $13.378 billion and imports worth $14.379 billion. Myanmar’s seaborne trade value crossed over $20.55 billion this FY, while border trade was valued at $7.207 billion, the Ministry of Commerce’s statistics indicated. — TWA/KK

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