Agricultural export turnover exceeds $36.3 billion

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development yesterday said that the agricultural industry obtained a big win this year with export value reaching US$36.37 billion, a year on year increase of 13 percent.

Rice bags stockpiled for export at a warehouse in the Mekong Delta (Photo: SGGP)

Rice bags stockpiled for export at a warehouse in the Mekong Delta (Photo: SGGP)

In December alone, agricultural, forestry and seafood exports were estimated to hit $3.13 billion.
Rice export volume reached $2.66 billion in 2017, up 22.4 percent in volume and 23.2 percent in value compared in 2016. Rubber export hit 1.39 million tons and $2.26 billion, increasing 11 percent in volume and 35.6 percent in value.
Vegetable and fruit export value was as high as $3.45 billion, up 40.5 percent compared to 2016.

By VAN PHUC – Translated by Hai Mien

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