Myanmar's border trade reached 1.53 billion USD in the first five months (April-August) of the 2014-2015 fiscal year, up 11 percent compared with 1.38 billion USD in the same period last year.

Of the total, exports took 862 million USD while imports stood at 665 million USD, according to the country’s Central Statistical Organisation.

By this time, Myanmar just fulfilled 24 percent of its export turnover target of 6,168 million USD set earlier for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

In 2013, Myanmar's border trade hit 4.68 billion USD, of which exports stood at 2.9 billion USD and imports, 1.83 billion USD.

The country plans to open two more border trade points in its border with Thailand and one in Chin state bordering India, raising the total number of its border trade points with neighboring countries to 18.-VNA