Myanmar's exports up 9.4 per cent in April

YANGON (Xinhua): Myanmar's exports increased 9.4 per cent from a year earlier to over US$1.34 billion between April 1 and May 6, official data showed on Wednesday (May 18).

The export growth was led by the rising shipment of agricultural and animal products, minerals, and manufacturing goods, according to the Ministry of Commerce.

From April 1 to May 6 this year, Myanmar exported manufacturing goods worth more than $659.57 million, which became the largest export item during the period, the ministry's figures showed.

The South-East Asian country exported those goods to China, Thailand, Bangladesh and India, according to the ministry.

Myanmar mainly exports agricultural, animal and marine products, minerals, forest products, manufacturing goods and others to its foreign trade partners.

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