Consumer goods imports rise by 12.5 per cent

12 November 2018
Consumer goods imports rise by 12.5 per cent
Customers shop for food products at the City Mart supermarket in Yangon. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Myanmar’s consumer goods imports rose by 12.5 per cent to touch US$411.6 million during the first 33 days of the present fiscal year 2018-2019 compared with the same period last year, according to figures released by the Ministry of Commerce, state media reported.

Between 27 October and 2 November this year, Myanmar imported consumer goods worth over $110 million. The country also imported other goods worth $1.2 billion, including capital goods worth $546.5 million and semi-finished goods worth $685.4 million, via land and sea.

During this period, the government imported commodities worth $144 million, while private sector imports stood at nearly $1.5 billion.