Myanmar exported more than 29,000 tons of rice to China through Myanmar-China border trade in July this year, exceeding over 3,000 tons compared to June. More than 8,000 tons of rice was exported to China from July 27 to August 2, over 7,300 tons through Muse 105th trade zone, 500 tons through Chin Shwe Haw trade camp and over 160 tons through Loijel trade camp.
From October 1, 2018 to August 2 this year, 400,689 tons of broken rice was exported to 36 countries which worth US$107.147 million and about 50% of the total tonnage exported to Belgium.
Likewise, 68,000 tons of broken rice worth over US$18 million was exported to Indonesia, over 25,000 tons worth US$6 million to China, nearly 23,000 tons worth US$5 million to the Netherlands, and over 20,000 tons worth over US$5 million to the United Kingdom.
According to an official from Ministry of Commerce, Myanmar exported over 1.97 million tons of rice and broken rice worth about US$600 million in over 10 months of this fiscal year from October 1 to August 2. This year saw a fall of over US$350 million as the total tonnage fell by over 820,000 tons.
Myanmar’ major rice export market, EU and China purchased less rice from Myanmar this year.