Myanmar exports more rice to Africa

21.12.2017

African countries have bought more rice from Myanmar and about 60 per cent of rice carried from sea routes are exported to Africa, said Lu Maw Myint Maung, joint general secretary of Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF).
 
The African countries mostly bought 25-mark rice and broken rice from Myanmar, he said.
 
Myanmar exported over two million tonnes of rice within nine months of this fiscal year – a 50-year record, said Dr Aung Thu, Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation on December 15.
 
Myanmar is exporting rice via sea routes and border gates.
 
High quality rice is exported to European countries such as Italy, Russia, Spain, Turkey and England.
 
Lu Maw Myint Maung said about 500,000 tonnes of rice is expected to be exported in the remaining three months and it will break the record.
 
The MRF is expected to export about three million tonnes of rice in 2020.


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