Hanoi – Vietnam’s export turnover of agro-forestry-aquatic products reached 33.14 billion USD during the January-November period, representing a rise of 13.8 percent over the same period last year, reported the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The export value exceeded the full year’s 32.1 billion USD revenue of 2016, to set a new high and on the way to reach 35-36 billion USD this year.
In November alone, the export revenue touched nearly 3 billion USD.
The export of agricultural products rose by 16 percent in the 11-month period, aquatic products by 18.3 percent and forestry products by 10.4 percent.
In the period, Vietnam’s agro-fishery-forestry sector ran a trade surplus of 8 billion USD.
Many products posted strong increases in export revenues.
Rice export touched 5.49 million tonnes, worth 2.48 billion USD, increasing by 23.4 percent and 24.2 percent over the same period last year, respectively.
Fruit and vegetable exports set a new high, reaching 3.16 billion USD in the 11-month period, up by 43.2 percent.
Other agricultural products, which saw a significant increase in exports included rubber (up by 38.9 percent to 2 billion USD revenue) and cashew (up by 23.2 percent to 3.2 billion USD revenue).
Aquatic product exports also touched a new high in the January-November period, estimated at 7.57 billion USD in revenue, up by 18.3 percent over the same period last year.
The United States, Japan, China and the Republic of Korea were the major importers of Vietnamese aquatic products.
The export of wood and wooden products increased 10.5 percent to reach 6.87 billion USD.
Only three products posted a drop in export values, including coffee, pepper and cassava, due to a decrease in export volume or in prices
Coffee exports in the period fell by 22.5 percent in volume to 1.27 million tonnes, but slightly rose by 3.8 percent in value to 2.89 billion USD.
Due to a drop of 34.6 percent in the average pepper export price, the export value of this product decreased by 21.7 percent to 1.06 billion USD, despite a rise of 20.1 percent in value to 203,000 tonnes.
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