Myanmar floods hurt huge rice export

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Myanmar is the world’s sixth largest rice exporter but after weeks of massive flooding, the country has suspended shipments abroad.

With some areas still suffering from floods, the fear is that the country itself could be in short supply of rice. CCTV’s Barnaby Lo filed this report from the Irrawaddy Delta region.

Myanmar floods hurt huge rice export

Myanmar floods hurt huge rice export

Myanmar is the world's sixth largest rice exporter but after weeks of massive flooding, the country has suspended shipments abroad. With some areas still suffering from floods, the fear is that the country itself could be in short supply of rice. CCTV's Barnaby Lo filed this report from the Irrawaddy Delta region.

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  • Myanmar is one of the largest rice exporters in the world, but weeks of flooding have already forced the country to stop shipments overseas. Some economists believe the country could even be importing rice.