Rice exports top $2 bil

Workers load rice for export in the Mekong Delta (Photo: Tuoi Tre)

Vietnam exported 4.97 million tons of rice worth US$2,018 billion in the first nine months, a 40 percent increase in volume but 6.2 percent decrease in value over last year’s period.

The Vietnam Food Association said exports in September alone reached 401,190 tons worth $149 million FOB (free on board).

The Mekong Delta provinces have nearly completed harvesting the summer-autumn crop, with the output falling slightly from last year, it said.

By Van Phuc – Translated by Hai Mien

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