Myanmar Targets To Export 2 Million Tonnes Of Rice In Next Fiscal Year


The Myanmar government and private sectors are making efforts to export two million tonnes of rice in Fiscal Year 2017-2018, official media reported Friday, according to China's Xinhua news agency.

In Fiscal Year 2016-2017, a total of 1.5 million tonnes of rice has been exported as of mid-March.

Myanmar's rice export mostly goes to neighboring China through border trade.

Meanwhile, the country's agricultural products including rice and broken rice have gained new international markets like Africa due to efforts exerted by the government and private sectors.

Myanmar fetched US$2.65 billion by exporting agricultural products in this fiscal year as of March 10. The fiscal year ends on March 31.


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