Agro-fishery-forestry export falls in first 8 months hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Agro, fishery and forestry export turnover in the first 8 months of this year decreased by 4.8 percent over the same period last year to 19.31 billion USD, reported the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on August 26.

The turnover was estimated at 2.38 billion USD in August alone.

In the 8-month, seafood export fetched 4.13 billion USD, down 17.5 percent year-on-year, while principal forestry products saw an 8.2 percent increase to 4.52 billion USD.

Among agricultural products, rice, rubber and coffee experienced the strongest falls in export revenue.

Rice export brought home 1.76 billion USD with 4.09 million tonnes, down 15 percent in value and 8.6 percent in volume.

China remained the largest market for Vietnamese rice, accounting for 35 percent of the total export volume. Notably, Malaysia emerged as the third largest market with a 74 percent growth.

Coffee shipments reached 874,000 tonnes for an export value of 1.79 billion USD, down 33 percent in both value and volume.

Rubber exports stood at 632,000 tonnes for nearly 922 million USD, marking an 11 percent growth in volume but a 10 percent decrease in value over the same period last year.

Pepper and cashew nuts were the spotlights of farm produce exports due to their rising values by 28 percent and 13 percent, respectively.-VNA