MYANMAR exported over 36,000 tons of mangos to Chi-na through the Muse 105th mile border trade zone between May and early July this man-go season, according to border traders.
China imported 21,678 tons of marketable mangos from Myanmar in May and 19,569 tons in June. From 1-25 June, Myanmar’s exports of mango reached 12,837 tons. Between 26 June and 2 July, 1,584 tons of mangos were delivered to China. Myanmar has exported mangos to its largest neigh-bouring country since April this season. Mango exports through the Muse gate was highest in May. Currently, the Muse border saw a gradual decline in the export of mangos to China.
Mango growers are satis-fied with stable mango prices, as there has been no signifi-cant change in mango prices throughout the mango season. The currency exchange rate stood at K215 per yuan in July, when the price of high-quality mangos hit 1,000, to 9,300 yuan per ton (equivalent to some two million in local currency).
The marketable varieties of mangos imported by China include Seintalon, Yingwe and Padamyangamauk, which are grown in Kyaukse, Ohnchaw, Paleik, Sagaing, ChaungU and Taunggyi.
There are some 250,000 acres of mango plantations throughout the country, and 200,000 acres of plantations can yield about 700,000 tons of man-gos. Myanmar’s mangos are mainly exported to China and India, followed by Bangladesh, Thailand, Korea, Singapore and Japan.
In a bid to ensure the sys-tematic exports of pineapple, the pineapple exporters group from Lashio and Hsibaw town-ships met, at the fruit broker-age center of the Muse 105thmile trade zone on 21 June. Pineapple farmers have diffi-culty in exporting pineapple at Wantain. They reached an agreement on the sale of pine-apple at the Muse 105th mile fruit wholesale center, which included watermelon, musk-melon and mango.—Khine Khant
(Translated by Khaing Thanda Lwin)