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Myanmar, Thailand Border Trade Hit 1.4 Bln USD in 1st Half of FY 2018-19
Border trade between Myanmar and Thailand totaled about 1.4 billion U.S. dollars in the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2018-2019 which started in October last year, according to the figures from Myanmar's Ministry of Commerce Saturday.
The country's export to neighbouring Thailand reached 985.8 million U.S. dollars while its import shared 412.9 million U.S. dollars.
Myanmar carries out border trade with Thailand mainly through Tachilek, Myawady, Kawthoung, Myeik, Hteekhee, Mawtaung and Maese border checkpoints.
During the period, Hteekhee border gate topped with most bilateral border trade value of 791.6 million U.S. dollars.
Myanmar exports agricultural and fishery products to neighbouring Thailand and imports cosmetics, food products, machinery and raw industrial goods such as cement and fertilizers.
According to the ministry's data, the total trade between Myanmar and foreign countries reached over 14.18 billion U.S. dollars, including 4.05 billion U.S. dollars' border trade during the first half of FY 2018-2019.
Myanmar Meets with China to Raise Rice Import Quota
AUTHOR: SWE LEI MON Myanmar will sign an MoU with China for rice trade, the request to increase the rice import quota to China by as much as 400,000 tons of rice per year, according to the statement of Myanmar Rice Federation. The delegation led by Union Minister for Planning and Finance, U Soe Win, and officials from Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) and Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) attended the 2nd China Myanmar Economic Corridor Forum held in Yunnan, China from February 18 to 23.
Myanmar, Vietnam Trade Reaches Nearly 200 mln USD in First Quarter Of FY 2018-19
AUTHOR: XINHUA Bilateral trade between Myanmar and Vietnam reached 196 million U.S. dollars as of December in the present fiscal year 2018-2019 which started in October last year, according to the figures from the Commerce Ministry on Saturday. During the first quarter of this FY 2018-2019, Myanmar's export to Vietnam hit 48.5 million U.S. dollars while its import shared 147.7 million U.S. dollars.