Myanmar exported 3.323 million tonnes of rice in the first four months (April-July) of the fiscal year 2012-13, local media reported Sunday.
During the period, earning from exporting 34,973 tonnes of broken rice amounted to $10.46 million, said the First Weekly News.
In 2011-12, earning through export of 53,106 tonnes of broken rice was registered as $16.049 million.
The export were mainly done through border trade with China and Thailand as well as the Philippines and Indonesia.
In 2011-12, Myanmar exported over 800,500 tonnes of rice, of which 75 percent were sold to Africa, Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines.
In January, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Myanmar and Indonesia on exporting 200,000 tonnes of Myanmar rice in a year.
Myanmar has a total area of 8.1 million hectares for paddy cultivation with 17 million acres for monsoon cultivation and 3 million acres for summer cultivation.
The ministry of commerce said, every year Myanmar produces about 27,170 kilogram of paddy, which is equivalent to about 13 to 14 tonnes of milled rice.