Myanmar sees reduced trade for first quarter of 2020-21

Myanmar recorded US$8.9 billion in total trade in the first quarter of fiscal 2020-21, $2.5 billion less than the same period of last year. The fall was attributed to reduced exports of natural gas, gems, garment products, and fishery, and other animal products due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Imports also saw a decline with the […]

Insiders urge govt to expand garment making value chain as exports decline in Myanmar

Myanmar is raising efforts to draw factories that produce raw materials for the garment manufacturers such as buttons and thread to invest in Myanmar, said U Aye Thaung, , chair of the Shwe Lin Pan Industrial Zone. Currently, garment manufacturing in Myanmar is carried out in a cut-make-pack style, where fabrics and accessories are imported […]

Myanmar spends $1.8 bln on import of CMP raw materials

Myanmar’s imports of raw materials used by CMP (cut-make-pack) businesses exceeded US$1.8 billion between October and July in the present Fiscal Year 2018-2019, up by over $298 million from the year-ago period, the Ministry of Commerce reported this Friday. At this time last 2017-2018 FY, Myanmar spent $1.5 billion on importing CMP raw materials from […]

Garment Industry Must Raise Value Proposition to Stay Sustainable

2017 was a strong year for the garment export sector. During the seven months between April and November, some $1.5 billion worth of garment products were shipped out of Myanmar, bound for warehouses owned by the likes of Uniqlo and Primark in Japan and Europe, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOC). The pace of […]

Garment Exports Double Spurred by Rising Orders From Europe

​​ Myanmar garment exports have doubled in 2016 compared to export values of the previous year, according to the Ministry of Commerce. Rising orders from European countries have caused the surge in garment exports, said U Win Myint, Director of Ministry of Commerce. As of December 15th, garment exports reached $1.05 billion, up from $460 […]

MIC permitted eight enterprises including four garment enterprises

Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) granted permission to eight enterprises including four garment enterprises, according to an announcement released by MIC. These permitted enterprises include manufacturing of garments under Cut-Make-Pack (CMP) system, manufacturing and marketing the corns, prawns and assorted snacks, sterilized, sweetened and condensed Milk, corrugated carton box and beautification corrugated carton box and cement, […]

Chinese garment firms eye Myanmar as low-cost hub

Thanks to soaring production costs in China coupled with surge in labour wages, Myanmar’s garment sector is emerging as the last low-cost production frontier for factory relocation and diversification in Southeast Asia. This, together with the difficulty in hiring garment workers and the Chinese government’s policy of upgrading its manufacturing sector with a strategic shift […]

Myanmar garment firms explore Paris & Berlin markets

Representatives of nine top Myanmar based apparel factories went to Paris and Berlin last month in order to get a better understanding of European markets and European buyers’ requirements. “The participants were able to gain insights into the multilayered European textile market by visiting two major garment and textile trade shows located in Paris and […]