Myanmar to export 10,000 tonnes of coffee


Arrangements are underway to export 10,000 tonnes of coffee this coffee season, according to Patron of the Myanmar Coffee Association U Ye Myint.
Currently, high-quality coffee is being produced in coffee-growing regions and it is exported to foreign countries. Coffee starts to yield and will be abundant from November to February. It is arranged to export 10,000 tonnes of coffee to America, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan, Korea, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Thailand and China, starting from April to May.
“We expect the coffee market to be good this year. This year, the yield is low because of insects and bad weather conditions. We expect to export it as much as we can. The domestic demand for coffee is also on the rise and people are growing more and more coffee plants,” said U Ye Mint.
“All coffee field has been destroyed by insects of climate change, so the yield has decreased. With 10,000 tonnes of coffee produced in Myanmar, it is estimated to export. The domestic demand also increased and the price can be compared with imports as domestic products. Coffee plantation areas have also increased,” he clarified.
During the coffee season last year, 5,000 tonnes of coffee were produced and almost all the produce was exported. One tonne of coffee fetched US$5,500-US$8,300, it is learnt. – Maung Aye Chan/GNLM

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