Rice, rubber export strongly increases

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Since early this year rice export volume and value increased 56.5 percent and 74.2 percent over the same period last year while rubber hiked 94.5 percent and 14 percent, reported the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development yesterday.

Rice harvest in the Mekong Delta (Photo: SGGP)

Rice harvest in the Mekong Delta (Photo: SGGP)

Agricultural, forestry and seafood export turnover was estimated to reach US$3.09 billion in the first month of 2018, a year on year increase of 25.9 percent over the same period last year.
Of the total, the export value of major farm produce reached $1.68 billion, up 34.1 percent. Seafood hit $560 million increasing 15.6 percent and forestry items touched $745 million surging 18.5 percent.

By PHUC HAU – Translated by Hai Mien

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