Taninthayi buys most salt from Mon amid slight price rise

Salt in Myanmar
File Photo: Farmers work in salt beds in Thanbyuzayat, Mon State. Photo: Xinhua

Taninthayi region is the major destination for the salt produced from Mon state and salt price is rising slightly, said U Khin Win, staff officer from Division of Salt Industries (Mon state).

“Dawei and Myeik from Taninthayi region buy most of the salt produced in Mon state. As people in Dawei and Myeik live from fishing, they buy most of the salt they need for their work,” he said.

Salt is currently traded only in local markets and it is under preparation for export.

“A 20-tonne container of salt was sent to Japan in August last year, but the exporter said there had been no news. We are not able yet to contact the firm that is preparing to export to Korea,” he said.

Salt production has begun in Mon state and the price of coarse salt has just rose from K 140 to K 160 per viss.

“It is convenient due to local demand. Salt price has increased by K 20 a viss in the recent period,” he said.

During the salt season from December to the whole of 2024, it is expected that 47,000 tonnes of salt will be produced in Mon state.

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