Agricultural exports volume plummets by more than $70m

Agricultural exports from Myanmar, which is an agriculture-based economy, have declined in value by more than US$70 million compared to the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Commerce. During the two months of the transition period, while the volume of trade exceeded by up to more than $900 million compared to the […]

Why Myanmar’s government needs to do more to maintain economic growth

Myanmar’s economy is growing. In particular, the manufacturing and retail sectors are booming. However, the government must address significant challenges to maximise Myanmar’s growth potential. The manufacturing industry grew dramatically The government set bold industralisation targets. It wanted to promote manufacturing exports and lessen the country’s reliance on oil and gas. Industry, including manufacturing, contributed […]

Myanmar tackles food safety in bid to boost agricultural exports

MYANMAR plans to improve food safety in a bid to boost agricultural exports and extract more value from a sector that accounts for 38 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product. Ye Tint Tun, director general of the Department of Agriculture, said exports of agricultural products made up 23 per cent of Myanmar’s export […]

Trade deficit hit US$1.4 billion in past three months

Myanmar’s trade deficit reached US$1.4 billion in the past three months, according to the Commerce Ministry. External trade from 1 April to 30 June this was an estimated $7.7 billion. Exports were worth $3.2 billion and imports were $4.6 billion. Myanmar’s export market includes extractives including minerals, natural gas, agriculture and fisheries products. Agribusiness plays […]

Myanmar, Cambodia seek investors for rice business

Two Southeast Asian countries not particularly known for large agricultural exports, Myanmar and Cambodia, have both declared that they want to participate in the global rice business by intensifying rice farming and milling across their respective countries with the help of foreign investors, including from the Middle East, China, South Korea, Japan and Thailand. Myanmar […]