Trade in Burma reached more than US$ 6.6 billion for the period April to August, the Ministry of Commerce reported. Exports amounted to $3.23 billion while imports totaled $3.38 billion.
Natural gas topped exports with more than $1.2 billion, followed by beans and legumes ($463.45 million), and jade.
A ministry official said jade export volume has significantly decreased after China imposed a 38 per cent tax last year.
Auto spare parts and fuel topped imports.