Rice export volume decreases in the first week of June

Collection of rice from a threshing machine in Kangyidauk, Ayeyawady Region. Photo: GNLM/Phoe Khwar

A total of 30,423 tons of rice and glutinous rice with an estimated worth of US$9.467million were exported to neighbouring countries between the 3rd and 9th June via the Muse, Chinshwehaw and Maungtaw border trade camps.
The export volume this week was 5,848 tons lesser than the previous week, according to news released by the Commerce Ministry.
In the similar period, 6,136 tons of broken rice were exported via Muse and Lweje border gates, earning over US$1million. The export volume of broken rice slightly increased against that of last week.
From the 4th to the 10th of June, nearly 4,500 tons of white rice and parboiled rice worth more than US$1million were exported to Viet Nam, Bangladesh, Benin, Sri Lanka, European Union countries, Singapore, South Africa, Russia and Hong Kong through sea routes. However, the volume slumped by over 34,000 tons compared to last week.
Meanwhile, a total of 7,803 tons of broken rice worth more than US$1million were shipped to South Africa, European Union countries, Singapore, Madagascar and Indonesia. Broken rice exports also saw decrease of over 1,222 tons against last week.—Mon Mon

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