Fruits are being exported to Myeik District, Taninthayi Region through the Mawtaung border at Myanmar-Thailand border which is 120 miles away from Myeik, and most fruits were reportedly exported in May.
Consumers are able to buy and eat fresh fruits because it only takes three hours to ship them by land from the Mawtaung border to Myeik.
The most imported fruits are apple, orange, snake fruit, jackfruit, and dragon’s eye fruit, and the current market prices are 19.44 baht per kilogramme of apple, 9.69 baht per kilogramme of orange, 6.45 baht per kilogramme of snake fruit, and 6.81 baht per kilogramme of dragon’s eye fruit. The Mawtaung border camp imported 24 tonnes of fruits from 1 to 30 May.
The Mawtaung border exported onions, bananas, fishery products, shrimp, crab, brooms, and other products to Thailand in the third week of May, and the main export items were fry shrimp, ceramic tiles, fruits, and canned fish. — TWA/CT