Price of beans and pulses set to rise

Official sources have said that an increase in the price of Burmese beans and pulses is likely, attributing the rise to the ascending value of the US dollar. Citing the annual production of 1.2 million tons of beans and pulses, an article in the Global Light of Myanmar quotes a bean exporter as saying that the higher demand for the products in foreign markets where harvests have been affected by floods and heavy rains is also pushing up the price.