Dec 9, 2012

Steamed rice export reaches 1,500 tonnes

Myanmar’s export of steamed rice has reached about 1,500 tonnes every month amid increasing demands from different countries, a well-placed source of Myanmar Rice and Paddy Merchants Association (MRPMA) said.

Russia is the main importer of the rice.

Myanmar is currently exporting the steamed rice at the rate of US$515 per tonne, said Thaung Win of Shwe Zar Chi Company.

Pointing out the high demand for steamed rice, he said, “Actually, the demand is 3,000 to 4,000 tonnes per month.”

To meet the demand, more factories are being built, officials said.

The Ayeyarwady Region, which has steamed rice factories in Ainmel, Kyaiklett and Bokalay towns, is planning to raise the number of the factories to 9.

Source: Eleven Media