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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Food and Beverage Sector, Myanmar 2020

26 April 2021

This report is prepared based on interviews (mostly online) with 49 selected Food and Beverage (F&B) small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from various regions of Myanmar.

The study concludes that the COVID-19 crisis had caused a large upset in Myanmar’s F&B industry: Two-thirds of enterprises are operating at a capacity of less than 80% whilst over a third report a drop in their operational capacity of at least 50%. Enterprises have struggled due to limited access to customers and financial pressures caused by closure. Nearly two-thirds of F&B enterprises indicated that they have not received any form of assistance from the Myanmar government or industry associations.