Vietnam exports three million tons of rice in six months

Businesses have exported more than three million tons of rice and yielded about US$1.32 billion since the beginning of the year.

Farmers harvest rice in the Mekong Delta (Photo: SGGP)

In June alone, they exported 266,000 tons worth $111 million.

The Mekong Delta is in peak time to harvest summer autumn rice. Currently, the weather has become sunny again and traders are rushing to purchase.

A kilogram of fresh normal rice is priced VND3,700-3,800 while it is VND4,200-4,300 for long grain variety. These rates are a little higher than that in early June.

According to the Department of Cultivation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Mekong Delta has harvested 500,000 hectares of summer autumn rice crop with average productivity of 5.4-5.5 tons a hectare.

Dong Thap, Hau Giang, Kien Giang Province and Can Tho City have seeded about 200,000 hectares of autumn winter rice crop.

By Nguyen Thanh – Translated by Hai Mien

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