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First Myanmar avocados land in UK

Mon 23/11/2020 by Richard Wilkinson
First Myanmar avocados land in UK

The first shipment of Myanmar’s avocados have been sent to the UK by air, according to an announcement by the Myanmar embassy in the UK. The exported avocados are of three varieties: Amara (local variety), Hass and Buccaneer. The Myanmar Fruits and Vegetables Producer and Exporter Association (MFVP) worked together with the British Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar to make the export project happen.

The avocados were initially scheduled for export in October but transport was delayed due to COVID-19. The next phases of the trial will see six types of avocados, including those from Chin State and Pyin Oo Lwin. Preparations are being made to export more to the British market in 2021, the embassy said. Because of the entry into the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan markets have also shown an interest, it added.

Eighty-five percent of Myanmar avocado pears are exported to Thailand. Due to border trade disruptions since 2019, no exports have been made to China. The price per ton in the British market is around US$2000, and US$1200 in Thailand.

Source : Myanmar Times

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