Myanmar aims to export over 5,000 tonnes of raw salt to ROK next FY 2024-2025

Myanmar will ship over 5,000 tonnes of raw salt to the Republic of Korea in the 2024-2025 finan­cial year.


Myanmar’s raw salt fetch­es a good price in the ROK. Currently, salt produced from Mon State is exported to exter­nal markets, according to Mon State’s Salt Farmers Association.


A container loaded with 20 tonnes of salt was sent to the ROK on a trial basis in Septem­ber 2023. The experts from South Korea have already visited the salt ponds and salt processing businesses. South Korea and Japan proposed to purchase Myanmar’s raw salt.


Myanmar’s salt produc­tion is estimated at over 400,000 tonnes. Mon State, Rakhine State and Ayeyawady Region are the leading producing are­as in Myanmar. Myanmar also exported a container carrying 20 tonnes to Japan in August 2023 on a trial basis. Then, Japanese trade partners ordered about 30 containers (600 tonnes of raw salt) during the salt farming sea­son in December 2023.


Mon State is the sec­ond-highest salt-producing state in the country, with over 4,500 acres. The salt output in Mon State exceeds 50,000 tonnes per year.


The locally produced salt is widely and primarily distrib­uted in the domestic market. Foreign demand like that might have an impact on the salt price. Myanmar’s salt will become a worldwide commercially valued product. — TWA/KK