YANGON, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar exported more than 199,924 tons of black grams over the first four months of the 2023-24 fiscal year, according to the country's Ministry of Commerce on Saturday.
From April 1 to Aug. 4 this year, the country earned over 169.45 million U.S. dollars from the exports of black grams, the ministry's figures showed. Myanmar's total exports of beans and pulses, including black grams, reached over 580,609 tons during the period, the figures showed.
In Myanmar, black grams are grown during the winter season and harvested between March and April.
Myanmar annually produces more than 500,000 tons of black grams, and about 85 percent of the total production is exported to countries including India, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Japan and the Philippines.
The Southeast Asian country exported more than 1.91 million tons of beans and pulses, including over 649,940 tons of black grams, in the 2022-23 fiscal year, the ministry's figures showed.
Beans and pulses are Myanmar's second-most cultivated crops after rice, accounting for about 33 percent of the country's total agricultural production. ■