Myanmar fresh chilli pepper export to Thailand drops this year

THE export of Myanmar’s fresh chilli pepper to Thailand via cross-border trade sharply fell this year, said Daw Ohn Mar Kyaw, chair of Myanmar Chilli Market and Technical Development Association.

Myanmar delivered fresh chilli pepper to Thailand through the Myawady border with over 50 trucks per day in the previous years. This year, about ten trucks loaded with fresh chilli pepper are seen on the border every day, she continued.

“The number of export trucks drastically declines. About seven to ten trucks of fresh chilli pepper are daily exported to Thailand for now. Earlier, Myanmar conveyed over 60 trucks of fresh chilli pepper per day to Thailand,” Daw Ohn Mar Kyaw elaborated.

Additionally, the fresh chilli pepper is priced at extremely lower than the price registered last year, fetching only K1,300 per viss (a viss equals 1.6 kg). Last year, the price hit a record high of K5,000-6,000 per viss, the association stated.

Myanmar’s fresh chilli pepper is shipped to Viet Nam via sea route and primarily sent to China and Thailand via land border, Daw Ohn Mar Kyaw continued.

It is commonly grown in the Ayeyawady Region and Kyaukse Township of Mandalay Region. The export varieties of fresh chilli pepper are 692,777,999, Demon, Sunshine and Lucky one. — NN/ GNLM