YANGON, Dec 28: Myanmar earned over 342 million U.S. dollars through exporting 914,969 tons of rice in the first nine months (April-Dec) of fiscal year 2014-15, local media reported today.
Of the rice export, 716,272 tons were sold through border trade.
Myanmar's rice is mainly exported to China and other Asian countries and regions, as well as Russia and some European countries and African countries.
One ton of Myanmar rice was priced at about 400 dollars last month.
In addition to maritime trade, Myanmar also exported rice through border points which accounted for 70 percent of the total rice export volume.
According to official statistics, the rice export earning during 2013-14 was 460 million dollars, a 15.4-percent drop from 544 million dollars in 2012-13. ?Xinhua