Agro-forestry-fisheries exports up 11.9%
10:53 | 04/05/2018

VGP - Agro-forestry-fisheries exports in the first four months of this year were estimated at US$6.1 billion, a year-on-year rise of 11.9%, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

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The country  collected US$6.5 billion from the export of main agricultural products, US$2.7 billion from main forestry products and US$ 2.4 billion from seafood, showing an increase in 11.9%, 13%, and 7.9% respectively.

During the period, the country shipped 2.16 million tons of rice abroad, earning US$1.1 billion, year-on-year increases of 21.7% in volume and 37.7% in value.

The export of rice in the first quarter increased by 15% and reached US$501 per tons. Viet Nam shipped 2.16 million tons of rice abroad, earning US$ 1.1 billion increasing 21.7%  in volume and 37.7%  in value. 

China continued to be the largest importer of Vietnamese rice when it purchased 411,600 tons, or 29.1% of the rice market share.

In the January-April period, cashew exports experienced sound expansion in terms of both volume and value. Some 103,000 tons of cashew were shipped abroad at a value of US$1.04 billion, which lead to 23.1%  in quantity and 31.9% in value compared to last year.

In addition, the ministry also estimated that Viet Nam spent  US$ 9.5 billion purchasing foreign agro-forestry-fishery products in the four-month period, growing 11.7%  from the same months in 2017.

   By Vien Nhu

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