Chinese Imports of Burmese Watermelons, Mangos, and Muskmelons Remain Strong

A worker selects fruit for customer at the Thiri Mingalar wholesale market in Yangon, Myanmar, Sept. 6, 2017. About 95 percent of Myanmar’s fruit export has gone to China during the current fiscal year, making the country Myanmar’s main agricultural export market, official media reported Tuesday [5 September 2017]…Full Article: The Global Times Sept 2017

China’s CITIC Construction Signs Agricultural MoU With Two Burmese Organizations

Two Myanmar private organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China’s CITIC Construction to implement an agronomics service center project, Myanmar News Agency reported Monday [24 July 2017]. The MoU, which involves Myanmar Rice Association and Myanmar Agronomics Public Corporation, was signed in Nay Pyi Yaw in the weekend…Full Article: Xinhua July 2017

Chinese Demand for Burmese, Thai, and Vietnamese Fruits Grows

China’s fruit imports have been growing rapidly in the past few years, thanks partly to the nation’s growing middle class population and the emergence of a new generation of consumers willing to spend more on healthy food, and the trend has huge economic implications for China’s fruit-exporting neighbors, experts said. The comments came after the

The Philippines Steps in to Import Rice from Myanmar as Chinese Demand Recedes

The Philippines has offered to buy rice from Myanmar through a government-to-government channel, following the fall of rice prices in Myanmar as Chinese demand slows, according to media reports. The recent depreciation of the yuan has weakened the competitiveness of Myanmar’s rice in the Chinese market, decreasing demand for Myanmar rice in China…ECNS.cn July 2016

Myanmar Suspends Rice Exports Until mid-September 2015

Myanmar rice traders have agreed to suspend exports of rice until mid-September to maintain price stability and local self-sufficiency amid the country encountering severe floods, Myanmar Rice Federation said on Tuesday [4 August 2015]. Industry stakeholders decided one-and-a-half-month freeze to ensure an adequate supply of rice for the domestic market and suspend exports until September