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Roundup: Myanmar's sea trade surges in interim budget period

YANGON, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) — Myanmar’s maritime commerce elevated by over 770.2 million U.S. {dollars} within the first 4 months of the interim finances interval, in comparison with the identical interval of the final fiscal 12 months of 2020-2021, in accordance with the Ministry of Commerce.

The sea-route international commerce amounted to over 8.7 billion U.S. {dollars} as of Feb. 11 within the six-month interim finances interval which began in October final 12 months.

The Southeast Asian nation introduced altering its fiscal 12 months from the unique October-September to April-March starting 2022-2023, producing a six-month interim finances interval from October final 12 months to March this 12 months.

From Oct. 1 final 12 months to Feb. 11 this 12 months, the nation’s maritime international export noticed a rise of greater than 671.8 million U.S. {dollars} whereas its maritime import noticed a rise of over 98.4 million U.S. {dollars}.

Sea-route export of the nation amounted to over 3.9 billion U.S. {dollars} whereas its sea-route import totaled over 4.8 billion U.S. {dollars} through the interim finances interval.

About 80 % of the nation’s commerce with international international locations is often carried out by sea route because the nation boasts lengthy shoreline. Its border commerce is carried out with neighboring China, Thailand, Bangladesh and India.

Despite the ocean commerce surge, the border commerce dropped greater than 2.01 billion U.S. {dollars} within the interim finances interval from a 12 months earlier.

The nation’s border commerce totaled over 2.4 billion U.S. {dollars} within the interim finances interval. Border commerce in the identical interval of final fiscal 12 months amounted to over 4.4 billion U.S. {dollars}.

Myanmar, which is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and one of many 15 signatories of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), has been experiencing social and financial issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic and political disaster.

The nation’s whole international commerce within the interim finances interval declined greater than 1.2 billion U.S. {dollars} in comparison with the identical interval of a 12 months earlier when its commerce worth totaled greater than 12.4 billion U.S. {dollars}.

The Southeast Asian nation earned greater than half of its whole international revenues from export of producing items, which introduced in over 3.2 billion U.S. {dollars} throughout that interval.

The county’s gross sales of export items introduced in additional than 5.7 billion U.S. {dollars} of international revenues within the interim finances interval.

Myanmar’s commerce ministry has set a goal of 17 billion U.S. {dollars} for whole international commerce within the six-month interim finances interval, an official of the ministry informed Xinhua final 12 months.

The nation’s whole international commerce in over 4 months of the six-month interim finances interval has now exceeded 11 billion U.S. {dollars}, the ministry’s knowledge confirmed.

Therefore, the nation will want one other practically 6 billion U.S. {dollars} international commerce worth within the subsequent practically two months to fulfill its goal.

The nation exports agricultural merchandise, animal merchandise, fisheries, minerals and forest merchandise, manufacturing items and others to international international locations whereas capital items, intermediate items and shopper items are imported into the nation.

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