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Myanmar-produced coffee beans fetch US$5,000 per tonne

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Young female workers are seen plucking coffee fruits in a coffee farm.

As the local and foreign demand is high, the coffee bean fetches about $5,000 per tonne, according to Myanmar Coffee Association.
Myanmar-produced coffee boasts of better quality than others and fetch good prices in the international market. They are exported to Switzerland, China Taipei, China, Thailand, America, UAE, UK, Iceland, South Korea, Japan and Germany.
There are over 200,000 acres of coffee plantations in the country and only over 50,000 acres make profits. The country produces over 9,000 tonnes of coffee per year and the price is between $4,500 and $5,000 per tonne, according to the association.
The country grows 80 per cent of Arabica and 20 per cent of Robusta. Although the coffee export volume declined in the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2021, it returns to normal this year with nearly 500 tonnes of coffee.
The coffee is export mainly grown in PyinOoLwin of Mandalay Region , Ywangan, Mogok and Thandaunggyi and Nawnghkio, Hopong and Pinlaung of Shan State. — TWA/GNLM

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