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Myanmar reports $11bn in foreign trade in 2008
Myanmar's foreign trade volume hit $11.492 billion in 2008, up 17.8 percent from 2007, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported, quoting the latest government monthly economic indicators.
Of the $11.492 billion foreign trade, the exports amounted to $7.106 billion, up 10.8 percent, while the imports took $4.385 billion, also up 31.2 percent, enjoying a trade surplus of $2.721 billion.
The apparent increase of Myanmar's foreign trade in 2008 was attributed to the export of natural gas which topped the country's exports during the year with $2.486 billion.
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