Mandalay market sees brisk sales of wheat crops

May 25,2022


WHEAT is highly demanded in the Mandalay market these days and also fetching a high price, beans and pulses trad­ers said.


It is mainly supplied by Monywa, Shwebo, Sagaing, Budalin, Myinmu and Myaung areas. The wheat fetched only K90,000 per three-basket bag in January 2022, whereas it soars to K125,000 per bag in the last week of May, said U Soe Win Myint from the Man­dalay Soe Win Myint depot.


“The prices of wheat crops stay high in recent days. The Mandalay market sees brisk sales as well. Global consumption of wheat is growing. It is the second-highest demanded crop in My­anmar after the staple food rice. The high price allows the wheat growers to make prof­its this year. Earlier, wheat was commonly imported. To minimize the capital outflow, I like to suggest the growers add more acres and improve production. The domestic consumption of wheat is also growing year over year. The wheat has become one of the essential crops in Myanmar,” he elaborated.


The wheat can be culti­vated once a year. It cannot be grown anywhere in Myanmar, especially in Sagaing Region. It is commonly found in south­ern and northern Shan State, Chin State and Kayah State. — Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-Printing House)/GNLM