Friday, September 7, 2012

Latest quarter Burmese trade tops $6.6 billion

Friday, 07 September 2012 13:59 Mizzima News

Trade in Burma reached more than US$ 6.6 billion for the period April to August, the Ministry of Commerce reported. Exports amounted to $3.23 billion while imports totaled $3.38 billion.

Natural gas topped exports with more than $1.2 billion, followed by beans and legumes ($463.45 million), and jade.

A ministry official said jade export volume has significantly decreased after China imposed a 38 per cent tax last year.

Auto spare parts and fuel topped imports.

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