Rice export in the Mekong Delta is likely to reach 5.85 million tonnes of rice in 2014 worth 2.9 billion USD, equal to the last year’s value, according to the Steering Committee for the Southwestern Region.

The region shipped abroad 5.6 million tonnes of rice as of December 15, and is going to export an additional 250,000 tonnes in the remaining days of the year.

Asia and Africa are the region’s main rice export markets, accounting for 83 percent with the rest coming to markets in America, Europe and Oceania, according to the committee.-VNA