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Myanmar rice export declines by 3,000 tons in second week of Feb

Myanmar exports rice and broken rice being loaded to cargo vessels.   Photo: Phoe  Khwar
Myanmar exports rice and broken rice being loaded to cargo vessels.  Photo: Phoe Khwar

Myanmar exported more than 45,000 tons of rice and its broken grains in the second week of February, a decline of 3,000 tons compared to the previous week, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
Myanmar exports rice and broken rice via sea and land routes. It ships rice and broken rice mainly to markets in EU and Africa via maritime trade routes and to China through the Muse border checkpoint.
Between 8 and 14 February, the country exported nearly 3,900 tons of rice through the Myanmar–China border trade camps. Myanmar sent 2,700 tons of rice via the 105th Mile Muse border checkpoint, 620 tons through Chinshwehaw, and nearly 520 tons through Lwejel. Myanmar also exported 1,250 tons of broken rice, worth US$0.298 million, through the border checkpoints in the second week of February.
Between 9 and 15 February, Myanmar exported more than 25,000 tons of rice, worth $8.231 million, via the sea route. It also exported over 15,000 tons of broken rice, worth $0.401 million, via the sea route.
Myanmar earned over $256 million from the export of 894,889.703 tons of rice and broken rice between 1 October and 27 December in the 2019-2020 financial year, according to the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF).
During the period, Myanmar exported over 600,000 tons of rice to 53 countries, earning over $180 million, while it shipped 290,000 tons of broken rice to 45 countries, earning over $75 million.—Aye Maung (Translated by Hay Mar)

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