Myanmar exported 630,000 tonnes of beans and pulses earning over US$ 511 million from 1 April to 18 August of 2023-2024FY, according to Myanmar Pulses, Beans, Maize and Sesame Seeds Merchants Association.
The country exports over one million tonnes of beans and pulses yearly and the export earning is between $ 1.2 billion and $ 1.5 billion, said U Tun Lwin, chairman of the association.
“We mainly export mung bean, black gram and pigeon pea, especially to India and China. During the period between 1 April and 18 August of 2023-2024FY, we exported 630,000 tonnes of beans and pulses via sea route and border camp and earned over $ 511 million. The country received over $1.4 billion from beans and pulses export in 2022-2023FY,” he said.
The cultivation of pulse crops is the second largest in the country accounting for 33 per cent of agricultural produce. Bean cultivation covers 20 per cent of overall growing acres while black beans, pigeon peas, green gram and other beans occupy 72 per cent of bean acreage. — ASH/ KTZH