REGIONAL peanuts are being sold fast in the Mandalay market during the Tazaungdaing festival season (Tazaungmone), according to peanut dealers in Mandalay.
Those peanuts were originated from Myinmu, Myaung, Kyaukpadaung, Magway, Nay Pyi Taw, Pyinmana and Tatkon regions, and it entered into the Mandalay market. Though peanuts priced at K3,300 per viss in the previous season, the current market price of peanuts stand at K5,400 per viss along with the great sales.
“Now is the season for late monsoon peanuts in upper regions, and peanuts from Shan State are entering the Mandalay market as well. Massive peanuts are entering the Mandalay market for it is the harvest season of peanuts. Oil mills are running for domestic use and getting great sales. China is purchasing all the peanuts and now is the busiest time for farmers. Cultivators can make donations and celebrate Kathina festivals at present owing to the better peanut prices rather than the previous year,” said U Soe Win Myint, an owner of the Soe Win Myint depot in Mandalay.
All kinds of peanuts were mainly cultivated in Mandalay, Sagaing, Magway and Ayeyawady regions for the domestic consumption and the exportation. It is known that Magway region is called “the Big Oil Pot of Myanmar” for its high output rate. — Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-Printing House)/GNLM