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Myanmar plans to expand 170000 mu of coffee planting land in 2024

Published: 2024-06-13 Author:
Last Updated: 2024/06/13, The Burmese government is taking steps to expand its coffee planting base of 279000 acres (about 170000 acres) by 2024, according to the Myanmar National Management Council. If this expansion goes well, there are future plans to expand the planting area of Burmese coffee to 300000 acres (

The Burmese government is taking steps to expand its coffee planting base of 279000 acres (about 170000 acres) by 2024, according to the Myanmar National Management Council. If this expansion goes well, there are future plans to expand the planting area of Burmese coffee to 300000 acres (about 1.82 million mu) and bring a significant increase to local coffee production five years later.

The Government of Myanmar also indicated that it had planned land for the expansion of coffee and welcomed interested enterprises and capital to invest in coffee cultivation. At present, coffee cultivation is mainly concentrated in Naoqiu, Binwulun County and Chin State in the north of Shan State. At present, Myanmar has a coffee planting area of more than 50000 acres, of which about 38000 acres are used to grow Arabica coffee and the remaining 12000 acres are used to grow robusta coffee.

Earlier, the Burmese Coffee Association announced that it plans to export coffee to 11 countries, including the United States, the Netherlands and France, in the new season due to orders from several countries. The coffee production season in Myanmar is from April to May every year, and during the 2024 coffee season, the Myanmar Coffee Association will arrange plans to export coffee to those 11 countries.

According to one of the members of the Burmese Coffee Association, in addition to the countries being acquired, many other countries have come to discuss the purchase of coffee, and many countries have come to place orders before the new coffee season. At present, Myanmar produces an average of about 8000-10000 tons of coffee a year, which is sold at home and exported abroad. In the face of the current demand in the coffee market, the government plans to expand the planting area of coffee.

However, the Burmese media reported earlier that the Myanmar Coffee Entrepreneur Association reported that the government stipulates that Myanmar coffee can only be exported by sea. this regulation restricts the export of coffee and the export volume will be reduced. At present, the export of coffee from the border is temporarily banned and is only allowed by sea, so the export of Burmese coffee across the border to neighboring countries will decline, which will also have an impact on the coffee market. Myanmar coffee border exports account for about 75%, mainly exported to China and Thailand, mainly to Switzerland, the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan and other countries. Coffee exports were also temporarily suspended earlier because of the war, and are now gradually recovering.

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