The total export value of agro-forestry-fishery products from January-November expanded 9.1 percent year-on-year to reach 36.3 billion USD.

According to the Agro Processing and Market Development Authority, Vietnam was estimated to earn 18.1 billion USD from its main farming products, 8.6 billion USD from main forestry products and 8.1 billion USD from seafood.

In the period, some 5.7 million tonnes of rice were shipped abroad, bringing in 2.9 billion USD, increasing 5.6 percent in volume and 17.7 percent in value compared to the same period in 2017.

Although rice exports to China fell sharply (30 percent), the neighbouring country remained the largest rice importer of Vietnam as it mounted to 24.1 percent of the market share.

Rice exports are likely to hit 6.15 million tonnes for the whole year, stocked up by rising purchase demands in some countries.

The AgroTrade also said that Vietnam splashed out 28.8 billion USD importing agro-forestry-fishery products in the period, soaring 13.6 percent from the same period in 2017./. –VNA