Agro-forestry-aquaculture export at 2.54 billion USD in January hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The export turnover of agriculture, forestry and aquaculture in January is estimated at 2.54 billion USD, a year-on-year decrease of 1.4 percent, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. 

Of which, aquatic products earned 518 million USD, down 5 percent against the same period last year, while major forestry products brought home 652 million USD, up 2.1 percent year-on-year. 

Vietnam exported about 325 tonnes of rice worth 136 million USD in the review period, a year-on-year decreases of 32 percent in quality and 35.1 percent in value, the ministry said.

Meanwhile, 127,000 tonnes of coffee were shipped abroad in January for 287 million USD, down 25.5 percent in volume and 3.6 percent in value against the same period last year.

Strong tumbles were recorded in the export value of other farm products such as tea, cashew nut, pepper, and cassava.

The country earned 16 million USD from exporting 11,000 tonnes of tea in the period, reducing by 3.6 percent in volume and 8.6 percent in value compared to those in January last year. 

The export of cashew nut saw decreases of 20 percent and 4.4 percent in terms of volume and value, respectively. 

Rubber was the only product maintaining stable export growth, with 193 million USD earned from shipments of 102,000 tonnes, up 84.8 percent in value  and 10.5 percent in volume from the same period last year.-VNA