Vietnam exported 2.73 million tons of rice worth US$1.2 billion in the first six months this year, reported the Vietnam Food Association.
|Rice harvest in Dong Thap province, the Mekong Delta (Photo: SGGP)|
Of the total export volume, jasmine variety accounted for 29 percent, up from 22 percent during the same period last year. Sticky rice jumped from 6.58 percent to 16 percent.
In June alone, businesses exported 450,000 tons of rice.
The country is expected to export 5.7 million tons of rice in the second half this year. Demand from main markets such as China, the Philippines and Indonesia will continue to be stable.
The prices of both domestic rice and export rice have been on the rise.