The export of agro-forestry and fishery products in the first four months of this year has brought in 8.67 billion USD, up 0.4 percent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The export value of the major farm products of rice, coffee, rubber, tea, pepper and cashew reached 4.54 billion USD in the reviewed period. Among them, four products reaped over 1 billion USD, which are rice (1.04 billion USD), coffee (1.3 billion USD), seafood (1.7 billion USD), and wood and wood products (1.6 billion USD).

Though tea export volume falls by 3.2 percent compared to the same period last year, its value saw a 4 percent year-on-year rise, reaching 58 million USD.

Pakistan is the largest tea importer, accounting 14.4 percent of the total export value while the United Arab Emirates’ tea import from Vietnam increased sharply, seeing a 2.3-fold rise year-on-year.-VNA