Container trucks carrying agricultural products are jammed at Tan Thanh Border Gate in Lang Son Province. (Photo: SGGP)

Authorities try to prevent congestion of agricultural products at border gates

Every year, the situation of fruits and agricultural products being jammed at Northern border gates usually happens before lunar New Year. The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) have recently put forward recommendations to prevent that situation from recurring this year.
Agricultural product exports near US$34 billion

Agricultural product exports near US$34 billion

The Trade Promotion Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade on November 13 held several activities for market connection and investment cooperation for more than 450 enterprises from 29 cities and provinces in Vietnam and 23 countries and territories in the world in Ho Chi Minh City.
Farmers expand dragon fruit area in spite of declining prices

Farmers expand dragon fruit area in spite of declining prices

The prices of dragon fruits in 2018 and in the first nine months of this year have always been at lower level in comparison with those in previous years. Especially, the price has dropped drastically as dragon fruits have recently been neglected by Chinese market. However, farmers still grow and continue to expand the area of dragon fruits though the price of dragon fruits continuously declines.
Ha Tien cement plant in District 9, HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

Cement and clinker export reaches 29 million tons, up 64%

Vietnam exported over 29 million tons of cement and clinker worth US$1.13 billion in the first 11 months this year, up 64 percent and 84 percent in volume and value compared to the same period last year, reported the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
Rubber is one of the major export items of Vietnam to China (Photo: SGGP)

ASEAN, Chinese markets: lot of room for Vietnamese goods

HCMC Investment and Trade Promotion Center (IPTC) on December 14 organized Export Forum 2018-ASEAN and Chinese Markets updating information about export trends and solutions to exploit the two potential markets.
Vietnam exports 13,000 tons of dragon fruit to China a day (Photo: SGGP)

13,000 tons of dragon fruits exported to China a day

Vietnam exports an average of 13,000 tons of fresh dragon fruits to China a day through northern border gates, reported Mr. Hoang Trung, head of Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Dragon fruits are used for feeding cattle in Binh Thuan province (Photo: SGGP)

Farmers stricken with rock bottom dragon fruit prices

Farmers in southern provinces including Binh Thuan, Long An and Tien Giang have been heavily damaged as dragon fruit price has drastically fallen to rock bottom level of VND500-1,500 a kilogram.