Shwewah green gram prices up by K50,000 per tonne in Yangon market

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The photo shows the quality assessment of the green gram.

The price of green gram (Shwewah variety) showed a significant rise of K50,000 per tonne in recent days in Yangon’s pulses market.
The prices have remained unchanged for over a month until 2 May from 23 March. The prices increased to K3,830 per viss (a viss equals 1.6 kilogrammes) from K3,570. The price was up by K50,000 per tonne of green gram.
The price surged to K2.455 million per tonne in Yangon’s market on 8 May.
Nonetheless, the price of black gram plummeted to K2.169 million per tonne on 8 May from K2.189 million per tonne on 29 April.
The black gram hit the highest of K2.189 million per tonne on 29 April 2023, while the pigeon pea price reached a record high of K2.455 million per tonne on 8 May during the 2022-2023 period.
The green gram price peaked at K4,035 per viss on 13 February 2023.
The various pulses exports amounted to over $1.342 billion in the 2020-2021 FY. Myanmar bagged $1.4 billion from over 1.97 million tonnes of pulses exports in the 2022-2023 FY. Of them, green gram exports earned approximately $489 million with 691,399 tonnes. Myanmar shipped 532,149 tonnes of green gram to foreign trade partners and 159,349 tonnes to neighbouring countries. — TWA/EM

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