4 (Xinhuanet) -- Myanmar produced 56,647 tons of
chemical fertilizer in the
first ten months of 2001, a reduction
of 59.11 percent compared with the
same period of 2000, according
to the latest figures of the country's
Meanwhile, during the
ten-month period, the country imported 18.
53 million U.S. dollars worth of
In 2000, Myanmar produced 167,599 tons of chemical
up 14.8 percent from 1999.
Up to now, the
country has only three fertilizer plants which
can only produce urea and are
far from meeting its annual demand
of over 800,000 tons of chemical
To promote agricultural development, the Myanmar
exempted the import duties of agricultural implements
fertilizer, pesticide, improved variety and machinery.