H1 agro-forestry-fishery trade surplus grows over 62%

Vietnam has recorded an estimated agro-forestry-fishery trade surplus of 8.28 billion USD during the first half of 2024, surging 62.4% year on year.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said agro-forestry-fishery exports totaled about 29.2 billion USD in the first half, up 19% from the same period last year, while imports stand at some 20.9 billion USD.

In particular, key agricultural products have brought home 15.7 billion USD, forestry products 7.9 billion USD, aquatic products 4.3 billion USD, and animal husbandry products 240 million USD, respectively rising 24%, 21%, 4.9%, and 3.8%.

The five commodities posting the highest trade surpluses are timber and wood products, coffee, fruits and vegetables, rice, shrimp.

Seven commodities and groups of commodities have secured export value of over 1 billion USD in the first six months, namely coffee, rubber, rice, fruits and vegetables, cashew nut, shrimp, and wood products.

The US, China, and Japan remained the largest importers of agro-forestry-fishery products from Vietnam./.