Myanmar's foreign trade hits over $21bn

24 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

YANGON: Myanmar's trade with foreign countries reached over 21.2 billion U.S. dollars as of May 10 in the current fiscal year 2018-2019, the Commerce Ministry said on Thursday.

During the over seven-month period, the export value amounted to 10.15 billion U.S. dollars, while its import reached over 11.05 billion U.S. dollars, reports Xinhua.

From Oct. 1, 2018 to May 10 this year, the country's trade with foreign countries through sea route reached 14.8 billion U.S. dollars when its border trade totaled 6.3 billion U.S. dollars, the ministry's figures showed.

This figures revealed a slight increase of 221 million U.S. dollars, compared to the same period of last FY 2017-2018 when it was over 20.97 billion U.S. dollars.