Vietnam has exported 711,000 tons of rice in April for US$296 million taking the total for this year to 2.29 million tons and $935 million.
|Vietnam has exported more than 2.2 million tons of rice so far this year|
The Vietnam Food Administration (VFA) said farmers in the Mekong delta have finished harvesting their winter-spring crop. VFA said that farmers in the Mekong delta have finished harvesting the winter-spring crop.
At present, the prices of unprocessed rice are pretty high. It depends on the quality of rice. Generally, a kilogram of rice is sold at VND4,500-4,700.
The price of the first grade rice fetch VND5,800 - 5,820 per kilogram while the second is VND5,700 -5,720 at different provinces.
A kilo of brown rice with five percent broken rice fetches VND7,350 – 7,370 while brown rice with 15 percent broken rice pulls in VND6,800 – 6,820.
Farmers in the south central region have harvested 173,000 hectares of rice, getting yields of 57 -58 quintals a hectare, or seven quintals higher than a year ago.