Vietnam earned an estimated 1.95 billion USD from exports of agro-forestry-fishery products in January, a year-on-year decline of 13.8 percent, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Of the figure, farm produce exports were valued at 859 million USD, down 11.8 percent, while exports of seafood saw a decrease of 25.6 percent to 412 million USD and forestry product export generated 520 million USD, down 8.2 percent.

Export items saw an increase included tea, cashew nuts, cassava and cassava products.

In January, Vietnam shipped abroad 9,000 tonnes of tea, raking in 17 million USD, up 1.4 percent in volume and 5.7 percent in value year on year.

Meanwhile, cashew nuts brought home 29 million USD from 18,000 tonnes, representing respective year-on-year increases of 16 percent and 20 percent.

However, rice exports generated 152 million USD, a year-on-year decrease of 12.7 percent for a volume of 312,000 tonnes, down 14.5 percent.

Coffee exports were 202 million USD, down 23.6 percent in the reviewed period.-VNA