Frequent question: Does Myanmar produce rice?

Myanmar is the world’s sixth-largest rice-producing country. Rice is the country’s most important crop and is grown on over 8 million ha, or more than half of its arable land. The country’s rice production increased from around 18 million t of milled rice in 1995 to over 22 million t in 2010.

Does Myanmar export rice?

Myanmar exports more than 1 million tonnes of rice to 50 countries, and 70% of its exports go to China (numbers April 2016-January 2017).

What kind of rice is used in Myanmar?

The largest rice-producing is the delta region including Ayeyawady, Bago and Yangon Divisions with almost 50% harvested rice. The ecosystem of Myanmar rice is classified as rained lowland rice, irrigated lowland rice, deepwater rice and upland rice (Denning et al., 2013).

What crops are grown in Myanmar?

Myanmar’s agricultural industry can be divided into three sectors: crop production, livestock, and fishing. In terms of Myanmar’s main crop production, it is renowned for its production of rice, sugar cane, and dry beans, among other vegetables. Interestingly, Myanmar was once the biggest exporter of rice in Asia.

How much rice is produced in the world?

In crop year 2008/2009, the milled rice production volume amounted to approximately 448.2 million tons worldwide.

World production volume of milled rice from 2008/2009 to 2020/2021 (in million metric tons)

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Characteristic Production in million metric tons
2019/2020 497.69
2018/2019 497.34
2017/2018 494.9
2016/2017 486.2

How is harvest time celebrated in Myanmar?

Finally, Myanmar celebrates its winter harvest festival, Htamane Pwe. People bring in all kind of fruits of the land, such as rice, peanuts, coconuts, ginger and sesame and mix it in a big wok to prepare a sticky glutinous mass of those ingredients; a very labour intensive work that requires a lot of muscle power.

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