Myanmar foreign trade hits $5 bn

August 9th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Yangon, Aug 9 (IANS) Myanmar’s foreign trade hit $5.35 billion in the first four months (April-July) of the 2012-13 fiscal year.

Of the total, export amounted to $2.61 billion, while import represented $2.74 billion, Xinhua reported Thursday.

Export items, including natural gas, rice and beans, accounted for over $1.4 billion, taking 55 percent of total export. The country earned $859.72 million from gas exports.

Myanmar’s foreign trade stood at $18.15 billion in the 2011-12 fiscal year.

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