More than 370,000 tons of broken rice were exported to 33 countries in about nine and a half months and 48 percent of the total export went to Belgium, according to figures released by Myanmar Rice Federation.
From October 1 to July 12 in the current 2018-2019 fiscal year, Myanmar exported 370,981.618 tons of broken rice to 33 countries earning US$99.628 million.
In the period, most of broken rice went to Belgium, Indonesia, China, Netherlands, and UK.
Belgium purchased 179,739 tons or broken rice worth US$48.155 million accounting for over 48 percent of the total export. Indonesia was the second largest buyer importing 57,360 tons of Myanmar's broken rice worth US$15.668 million.
Moreover, Myanmar exported 25,000 tons of broken rice worth US$6.723 million to China, 21,400 tons worth US$5.324 million to Netherlands and 18,000 tons worth US$4.743 million to UK.
From October 1 to July 12 this fiscal year, Myanmar earned US$562.191 million from exporting 1.858 million tons of rice and broken rice. In 2017-2018 FY, nearly 3.6 million tons of rice were exported reaching a record high in over 50 years.