Trade value at Myawady trade zone exceeds US$171 million in August

The value of trade at the Myawady border trade zone is estimated at US$171.069 million, according to the Ministry of Commerce’s statistics. Myanmar ’s export via the Myawady border to neighbouring country Thailand was valued at $51.221 million and import was worth $120.848 million. Myanmar’s exports through the Myawady border were 1,195 tonnes of broken rice, over 20,165 tonnes of corn, 451 tonnes of black gram, green gram and black-eyed peas, over 6,700 tonnes of onion, 513 tonnes of rubber, 26 tonnes of dried ginger and other goods.

Vehicle and auto parts, machines and equipment, construction materials, petroleum products, fertilizer, plastic raw materials, cotton, pharmaceuticals and other items were also imported through the Myawady border post. The trade value was down by $37.158 million compared to that of the corresponding period last year, with a decrease of $31.596 million in exports and $5.562 million in imports. The export was $8.038 million less and the import $3.121 million more than the trade volume last July, a decrease of $5.17 million in toto in August. Myanmar ships tonnes of corn to Thailand through the Myawady border as Thailand gives green light to corn imports through Mae Sot under zero tariff (with Form-D), between 1 February and 31 August.

Myanmar exported approximately 1.6 million tonnes of corn delivered to Thailand in FY2020-2021. There are seven border posts between Myanmar and Thailand — Tachilek, Myawady, Kawthoung, Hteekhee, Myeik, Mawtaung and Meisei. The majority of the border trade with Thailand is conducted via Hteekhee and Myawady borders. Between 1 April and 9 September of the current financial year 2022-2023, Myanmar’s exports surpassed imports in trade with Thailand via those seven border posts, with exports reaching over $1.594 billion and imports valued at over $712.196 million, totallinag $2.3 billion, the Commerce Ministry’s data showed.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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