YANGON, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar exported more than 1,000 metric tons of honey worth over 1.76 million U.S. dollars within five months in the April-Aug. period this year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI) told Xinhua on Tuesday.
The country exports honey mostly to Japan and South Korea, U Soe Naing, director at the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department under the MOALI, told Xinhua on Tuesday, saying that the United States, Thailand, and China also order honey from Myanmar.
The Southeast Asian country expects to boost generating incomes from honey export in accordance with the Good Beekeeping Practice (GBP).
"We inspect the beekeeping together with the field inspection teams in line with the GBP. It is expected to earn more if we produce honey as per the GBP standards," he said.
The honey will be free from contamination by antibiotic residues when the process is carried out under good beekeeping techniques. Countries have various standardizations for antibiotic residues in honey; some don't allow involvement of the antibiotic residues in the honey, he added.
Myanmar's exported animal products, including honey, were valued at 2.315 million U.S. dollars during the April-July period of the 2023-24 Financial Year, showed the data from the Ministry of Commerce.
The country exports agricultural, animal, marine, minerals, and forest products, as well as manufactured goods.