Myanmar delivered fishery products to Thailand through three border posts in the past four months (April-July) of the current financial year 2022-2023, with an estimated value of US$53.04 million, according to the statistics released by the border posts. Fisheries exports via the Myanmar-Thailand border trade channel have returned to normal. The export volume of fishery products via three border posts and Htikhee, Mawtaung and Kawthoung is estimated at over 46,930 tonnes in the past four months.
During April-July 2022 period, trade value stood at $10.14 million at Htikhee border post, over $0.9 million at Mawtaung post and over $42 million at Kawthoung post, according to the trade data released by Myanmar Fisheries Federation. Trade volume in the corresponding period of the 2020-2021 FY was only 84,000 tonnes, which was still lower than the volume recorded in the same period of 2021-2022 mini-budget period.
Myanmar shipped over $181 million valued fishery products to foreign markets between 1 April and 22 July of the current FY 2022-2023, as per the Department of Fisheries. Myanmar exports raw aquaculture products from farms and caught by onshore and offshore fishing businesses to the external markets. Additionally, aquaculture products are also exported after being processed at the cold storage facilities. The Department of Fisheries and Myanmar Fisheries Federation are working together on fishery export promotion beyond self-sufficiency.
Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar