Myanmar pulses exports generate over $460 million incomes over four months

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Pigeon pea crops are seen in the green lush field.

Myanmar has earned over US$460 million from various pulses exports so far in the current financial year 2022-2023, the Ministry of Commerce’s statistics indicated.
Myanmar exported $463.255 million worth of over 601,226 metric tonnes of various pulses to foreign countries between 1 April and 12 August 2022, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Commerce.
Over the four months, the country shipped over 461,448 tonnes of pulses to external markets through sea trade, generating an income of $369.089 million, while $94.166 million worth of 139,777 tonnes of pulses were sent to the neighbouring countries via cross-border posts.
Myanmar conveyed $1.57 billion worth of over 2.02 million tonnes of various beans and pulses to foreign trade partners in the 2020-2021 FY. The country shipped $966.4 million valued over 1.24 million tonnes of pulses and beans to foreign markets through sea route, and $604.3 million valued over 786,920 tonnes were sent to neighbouring countries through land border, the MoC’s trade data showed.
Myanmar’s bean cultivation covers 20 per cent of overall cultivable lands. Among them, black bean, pigeon pea and green gram constitute 72 per cent of bean acreage. Other beans including peanut, chickpea, soybean, black eyed beans, butter bean and ricebean are also grown in the country. Myanmar’s agriculture sector is the backbone of the country’s economy and various pulses are included in the main agricultural export items.—TWA/GNLM

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