Bangladesh in talks to buy 100k tonnes of rice

Bangladesh has returned to stalled negotiations to import 100,000 tonnes of rice from Myanmar, according to the Myanmar Rice Federation. Bangladesh had first opened negotiations for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, but the deal fell through when that count

Crop exports rise amid overall trade slump

Although overall exports are down, agricultural exports have surged more than USD 150 million compared to the same time in the previous fiscal year. According to the Ministry of Commerce, such exports had exceeded USD 930 million by December 18. Thos

Exports down USD 1.2 billion

Exports have sunk by USD 1.2 billion as of December 11, compared to the same point in the previous year, the Ministry of Commerce reported. Both sea trade and border trade are down as the global pandemic throttled border crossings, hamstrung local su

Why the climate question matters in Myanmar

Last week, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi delivered a video statement at the recent U.N.-hosted Climate Ambition Summit, held on the fifth anniversary of the 2015 Paris Agreement. She outlined Myanmar’s own climate change goals, which in
Agricultural exports show strong resilience

Agricultural exports show strong resilience

As we’ve reported last week and this week again, Myanmar’s trade is going through a roller-coaster ride amidst the Covid-19 crisis. Border trade closures and re-openings, transit restrictions, new markets development have all impacted the

Watermelons latest crop to find non-Chinese buyers

Myanmar will begin exporting watermelons to the Middle East this month, adding another region to the list of Chinese-dominated export destinations. U Naing Win, chair of the Myanmar Watermelon and Muskmelon Producers and Exporters Association, told t