Myanmar-Thailand border trade values total US$3.8 bln in ten months

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Lorries prepare for export cargoes on the Myanmar-Thailand border.

Myanmar’s border trade with neighbouring Thailand amounted to US$3.87 billion in the past ten months (April-January) of the current financial year 2023-2024.
The figures plunged from $4.4 billion recorded in the year-ago period, indicating a sharp drop of $538 million.
Myanmar conducts cross-border trade with Thailand via the Tachilek, Myawady, Kawthoung, Myeik, Hteekhee and Mawtaung borders. Of them, the Hteekhee border performed the most extensive trade worth $2.38 billion in the past ten months. Moreover, the trade values stood at $1.05 billion at Myawady border post, $132.65 million at Tachilek, $113.9 million at Myeik, $171.258 million at Kawthoung and $18 million at Mawtaung.
Myanmar carries out border trade with the neighbouring countries China, Thailand, Bangladesh and India. It exports agricultural produce, livestock products, fisheries, minerals, forest products, finished industrial goods and other goods. At the same time, it brings in capital goods, intermediate goods, consumer goods and raw materials by the CMP enterprises. — NN/EM

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