Seven-month agro-forestry-aquaculture export reaches US$22.3 billion

Wednesday, 2020-07-29 17:32:21
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NDO/VNA – The export turnover of agriculture, forestry and aquaculture in the first seven months of 2020 was estimated at US$22.3 billion, a decrease of 2.8% year-on-year.

Of which, the group of major farm produce earned US$10.4 billion, down 4% and aquatic products US$4.4 billion, decreasing by 6.4%. Meanwhile, major forestry products brought home US$6.5 billion, up 6.7%.

In the reviewed period, although many export items saw decreases in turnover over the same period in 2019, increases were recorded in the export of rice, vegetables, cassava, shrimp, timber and wood products, cinnamon, and rattan products.

The country raked in US$1.9 billion from rice in the period, up 10.9%, while earnings from cassava surged 101.8% to US$107 million.

The export turnovers of wooden products, shrimp, and rattan and sedge products respectively reached US$4.5 billion, nearly US$2 billion, and US$305 million, increasing by 9%, 12.1%, and 14.7%.

China remained the biggest importer of Vietnamese agro-forestry-aquaculture products in the last 7 months, accounting for a market share of 24.1% with a total value of nearly US$5.4 billion, down 11.1% compared to the same period last year.