Agro-forestry-fisheries export hits 23.3 bln USD in nine months (Photo: VNA)
 

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s agro-forestry-fisheries export in September is estimated at 2.5 billion USD, bringing the total nine-month figure to 23.3 billion USD, up 6 percent year on year. 

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the country exported 396,000 tonnes of rice worth 176 million USD during the month. On the January-September calculation, the volume of exported rice hit 3.76 million tonnes, valued at 1.69 billion USD, down 16.4 percent in volume and 12.5 percent in value, respectively. 

China remains the largest importer of Vietnamese rice with a 35.5 percent market share, followed by Ghana and Indonesia with respective market shares of 11 percent and 9.4 percent. 

Meanwhile, coffee recorded a 22 percent export growth - the strongest among industrial plants from the same period of last year. As many as 113,000 tonnes worth 221 million USD were shipped overseas during the month, driving the total volume and value for nine months to 1.39 million tonnes and 2.48 billion USD. 

Exporters of cashew nuts and pepper raked in 2.01 billion USD and 1.19 billion USD, respectively, from selling 255,000 tonnes and 146,000 tonnes during the nine months. 

Suffering a downtrend for a period, tea and rubber bounced back, enjoying positive growth of 0.2 percent and 1 percent, earning 152 million USD and 1.1 billion USD, respectively. 
Shipment of aquatic products is estimated to hit 4.9 billion USD in the nine-month period, rising by 4.3 percent from the same time last year. 

Forestry export was valued at 5.1 billion USD, equivalent to the same period of last year.-VNA