Agro-forestry-aquatic product exports hit $10.8 billion


HÀ NỘI – The export value of agro-forestry-aquatic products reached US$10.8 billion in the first four months of 2017, a year-on-year surge of 9.1 per cent, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said.

Key farm produce contributed $5.8 billion to the export value, up 12 per cent from the same period last year. Some 1.86 million tonnes of rice, worth $834 million, were shipped abroad, down 7.7 per cent in volume and 6.9 per cent in value compared with the same period last year. 

The country raked in $1.34 billion from exporting 592,000 tonnes of coffee, representing a decrease of 10.6 per cent in volume but a rise of 19.2 per cent in value year-on-year. 

Exports of wood and wooden products brought home $2.4 billion in the four-month period, rising 12.7 per cent over the figure of 2016. The United States, China and Japan remained Việt Nam’s largest import markets. 

During the period, Việt Nam also shipped aquatic products worth $2.1 billion abroad, achieving a growth rate of 8.2 per cent year-on-year. 

Meanwhile, vegetable and fruit exports witnessed a year-on-year hike of 32.6 per cent in export value to $1 billion. The four largest import markets were China, the United States, Japan and the Republic of Korea. 

Việt Nam spent $8.52 billion to import agro-forestry-aquatic products from other countries, up 21.4 per cent from last year’s figure.

Source: Vietnam News

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