Vietnam shipped 209 million USD worth of vegetables and fruits in October (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Export turnover of agro-forestry-aquatic products is expected to reach 2.74 billion USD in October, bringing the ten-month figure to nearly 29.76 billion USD, up 12.7 percent year-on-year.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, export earnings from farm produce in the January-October period are estimated at 15.62 billion USD, up 15.2 percent year-on-year.

Meanwhile, the shipment of aquatic and forestry products are expected to hit 6.73 billion USD and 6.44 billion USD, representing respective year-on-year increases of 17.6 percent and 9.9 percent. 

Vietnam’s rice exports in October are expected to reach 430,000 tonnes worth 206 million USD, raising the ten-month volume and value to 5.05 million tonnes and 2.25 billion USD, up 22.3 percent and 21.1 percent, respectively. The average rice export prices of the nine months were 442.3 USD per tonnes, falling 1.6 percent from the same period of 2016.

Strong export price increases were seen in coffee, cashew, and rubber. The country hopes to earn 1.77 billion USD from shipping abroad 1.05 million tonnes of rubber in the 10-month period, up 5.7 percent in volume and 40.6 percent in value year on year.

Cashew exports hit 289,000 tonnes worth 2.87 billion USD, falling 0.4 percent in volume, yet raising 23.1 percent in value.

Meanwhile, shipment of coffee is estimated at 1.17 million tonnes to pocket 2.69 billion USD, dropping 2.5 percent.

The exports of pepper is estimated at 192,000 tonnes, worth 1.02 billion USD in the reviewed time, up 20.7 percent in volume, yet reducing by 21 percent in value year on year.

Vietnam shipped 209 million USD worth of vegetables and fruits in October, raising the figure of the first ten months to 2.84 billion USD, up 41.2 percent year on year.

China, Japan, the US and the Republic of Korea were the four leading importers of Vietnamese vegetables and fruits.

The ministry also reported that Vietnam spent around 1.86 billion USD importing agro-forestry-aquatic products in October, raising the total Jan-Oct import value to 22.93 billion USD, up 14.3 percent from the same period last year.-VNA