YANGON, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar exported more than 279,359 tons of black grams in the first five months of the current fiscal year 2023-24, according to the country's Ministry of Commerce on Tuesday.
From April 1 to Sept. 1 this year, the country earned over 241 million U.S. dollars from the exports of black grams, the ministry's figures showed.
The Southeast Asian country shipped over 278,131 tons of the black grams via sea route, while it exported over 1,228 tons through land border during the cited period, the ministry said.
According to the ministry's figures, the export of green grams in the five-month period was up from over 184,066 tons exported in the same period a year earlier.
In Myanmar, black grams are grown during winter and harvested between March and April.
Myanmar's total exports of beans and pulses, including black grams, reached over 720,919 tons during the five months of this fiscal year, the figures showed.
Myanmar exports beans and pulses mainly to China, India, and European countries.
Beans and pulses are Myanmar's second-most cultivated crops after rice and account for over 30 percent of the total agricultural production. ■