Indian onion export ban good news for Myanmar

18 November 2019
Indian onion export ban good news for Myanmar
Workers tending to onion field in Myitar township, Katae Kone village, Mandalay region. Photo: Mizzima

In the wake of the overheated onion market triggered by an Indian export ban, the import of onion from Myanmar has risen significantly with 11,732 tonnes entering the country through Teknaf in November till Saturday, Bangladesh’s The Independent reported.

On average, 733.25 tonnes of onion were imported every day through the port in the current month, said Absar Uddin, customs revenue officer at the port.

He said a total of 20,843 tonnes of onion entered the country in October with 672.35 tonnes on average every day.

Md Jasim Uddin Chowdhury, manager of the port was quoted as saying importers are bringing in Burmese variety of the cooking ingredient every day.