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Agro-forestry-fishery exports up 14.1% in 9 months PDF Print
Friday, 29 September 2017 11:39

VIETRADE - The country’s agro-forestry-fishery export reached US$3.04 billion in September, lifting the nine-month figure to nearly US$27 billion, surging 14.1% over same period last year.


During the period, exports of major farm produce earned the country US$14.38 billion, up 17.7% year-on-year, statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development revealed.


Up to 4.57 million tons of rice were shipped abroad for US$2.02 billion in January- September period, marking yearly rises of 20.8% in volume and 18.6% in value. In September alone, the country exported 466,000 tons of rice, worth US$210 million.


The country also earned US$201 million from exporting 86,000 tons of coffee in September. The respective volume and value in nine months were 1.11 million tons and US$2.54 billion, down 20.7% in volume but up 1% in value.


Meanwhile, rubber exports topped 174,000 tons, valued at US$279 million in September, raising the nine-month volume and value to 979,000 tons and US$1.66 billion, jumping 13.3% and 52.7% year on year, respectively.


Similar to rubber, tea exports recorded respective increases of 12.6% in volume and 11.9% in value with 103,000 tons and US$165 million in nine-month period. Among markets recording strong turnover growths included the United Arab Emirates, India, Taiwan and Saudi Arabia.


The nine-month export value of cashew nuts gained 25% increase in value from last year’s corresponding period, despite a modest reduction of 0.2% in export volume at 257,000 tons.


Pepper exports were estimated at 181,000 tons, bringing home US$966 million. The figures represented a 23% rise in quantity but a 19% drop in quality.


From January to September, Vietnam exported US$2.64 billion worth of vegetables and fruits, 44.2% higher than same period last year. China, Japan, the United States and the Republic of Korea were the four leading importers of Vietnamese vegetables and, accounting for 85% of the period’s export value.


According to the data, seafood exports in September hit US$696 million, pushing total exports of the products in the first nine months to US$5.91 billion, up 18.1% year-on-year.


Leading markets for Vietnamese seafood products included the United States, Japan, China and the Republic of Korea, which consumed 55.5% of the country’s total products.


Strong export growth was seen in China with 63.3%, the Netherlands with 35.1%, and the United Kingdom with 29.5%.


Meanwhile, timber products earned the country US$5.78 billion in nine months, jumping 10.6% compared to last year’s same period.


The ministry also reported the Vietnam spent US$21.15 billion on importing agro-forestry-aquatic products during the reviewed period, up 19% year-on-year. That has resulted a trade surplus of US$5.85 billion./.

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