Aug 24, 2012

Myanmar's rubber production up over 40,000 tons in six years

Myanmar's rubber production went up by over 40,000 tons, reaching over 100,000 tons in the fiscal year 2011-12 from over 60,000 tons in 2005-06, local media reported Wednesday.

The country's rubber export also increased by 20,000 tons, attaining 70,000 tons in 2011-12 from 50,000 tons in 2005-06, fulfilling the 2011-12 target.

To boost rubber output, a two-day workshop aimed at disseminating rubber growing technique will be launched here on Sept. 15, joined by local and foreign experts.

In September last year, a similar workshop involving foreign rubber experts had been held in Mawlamyine, the capital of Mon state.

Rubber grows well in Tanintharyi region, Kachin, Kayin and Shan states where planting of rubber is being transformed from a small scale to a commercial scale.

Rubber, along with jute, cotton, edible crop, stands a main industrial crop in Myanmar.

Myanmar exports rubber mainly to China, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea and India.

Source: Xinhua