Agro-forestry and fishery exports up 2% in first seven months

Thursday, 2019-08-01 16:14:09
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The total export value of the agricultural, forestry and fishery sector in the first seven months of this year was estimated at US$23.03 billion. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO - The total export value of the agricultural, forestry and fishery sector in the first seven months of this year was estimated at US$23.03 billion, a year-on-year increase of 2%.

According to the latest data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), agro-forestry-fishery exports in July were estimated at US$3.55 billion, bringing the total export value of the sector in the first three months of 2019 to US$8.8 billion, down 2.9% compared to the same period in 2018.

In particular, the export value of the main agricultural products were at US$10.84 billion, while the seafood export value were estimated at nearly U$$4.68 billion, and the export value of the main forestry products was US$ 6.01 billion.

Several items witnessed significant increases in export value in the first seven months including rubber with exports reaching US$1.1 billion, an annual increase of 10.7%; rice (US$1.73 billion, up 2.1%), and cashew (US$1.8 billion, up 13.3%), and woodwork items (over US$5.6 billion, up 16.1%).

The MARD also announced that the value of agro-forestry and fishery imports during January-July reached US$18 billion, adding to the nearly US$5 billion surplus for the sector during the seven-month period.