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Main : May until June
Secondary : September until October
Port of Shipment
The Port of Yangon is the largest port in Myanmar and one of the busiest ports in Southeast Asia.
- It is located on the Yangon River, near the Gulf of Martaban.
- The port handles a wide variety of cargo, including containers, bulk commodities, and oil.
- The port is also a major hub for passenger traffic.
- The Port of Yangon is operated by the Myanmar Ports Authority.
The port has two main harbor areas:
Yangon Inner Harbour
The Thilawa Outer Harbour is the newer of the two harbors and is located about 16 kilometers south of the city
Countries of Export
There are no official numbers related to the export destinations.
According to “The Global Light” Myanmar exports to 14 importer countries.
- China (3000-4000 metric tons per year – unregistered trade)
- Japan and Korea
Today, around 80 percent of all coffee grown in Myanmar is Arabica; Robusta is mostly grown in the lowlands, while Arabica is grown at higher altitudes.
In 1970-er FAO introduced Catimor (H528) to Myanmar and expanded over all 7 coffee regions (Mandalay, Shan State, Magway Division, Chin State, Sagaing, Kachin, Kayin).
In the 1990 – with the privatisation of the coffee sector – new varieties such as Catuai, Caturra and Bourbon were introduced. Common varietals grown include Caturra, Catimor, Bourbon, Typica, S795, and SL34. The harvest is meticulously picked, processed, and sorted and collected on a village level, then either sent to a central mill for processing, or sun-dried on raised beds.
There are 7 coffee regions in Myanmar. The main producing region is Shan State (3000-4000 metric tons), followed Mandalay Division and Chin State. There are 50.000 acres of coffee per 2021. The extension grew from 35’000 acres in 2012 to 50.000 acres, with major extension in Shan State. The coffee farmers are experimenting with new varietals such as geisha or yellow bourbon.
Myanmar aligns with SCA standards
For export quality: 9-12 %
Myanmar Coffee Association was established in 2014 by USAID/Winrock with the aim to increase income for coffee farmers and to upgrade their living quality by means of annual increase in productivity and innovation.
Their main office is located in Pyin Oo Lwin City (formerly Maymyo), a scenic hill town in Mandalay division, Myanmar.
There is no MCA office, nor physical presence.