MYANMAR’S border trade totalled US$8.57 billion in the 2022- 2023 financial year. Myanmar’s exports outperformed imports in border trade, with the exports worth $6.086 billion and imports valued at $2.484 billion, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
The value of border trade was estimated at $7.75 billion in the FY 2021-2022, including exports worth $5.413 billion and imports valued at $2.338 billion.
The figures showed an increase of $818.268 million in the FY2022-2023 compared to that recorded in the FY 2021-2022.
Myanmar conducts cross-border trade with neighbouring countries (China, Thailand, Bangladesh and India). Of them, Thailand was ranked first with exports worth $3.479 billion and imports worth $1.876 billion. China was placed second in border trade with exports worth $2.5 billion and imports worth $561.938 million.
Myanmar exports agricultural products, livestock products, fishery products, minerals, forest products, manufacturing goods and other goods to the neighbouring countries.
Myanmar imports capital goods, consumer goods, intermediate goods and raw materials from the CMP enterprises. — NN/EM