Unsold salt volume falls in first six months hinh anh 1Salt is loaded onto a truck at the Hon Khoi salt export company in Khanh Hoa province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s unsold salt volume decreased in the first half of 2017, the result of lower productivity caused by complicated weather.

Unsold salt in the six months amounted to more than 385,460 tonnes, 45 percent of the unsold volume in the same period last year, according to the Department of Cooperatives and Rural Development under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Of that amount, more than 8,110 tonnes was in the northern region, 202,460 tonnes in the central region and 174,890 tonnes in the south.

About 13,643ha of salt were farmed between January and June, generating 405,170 tonnes of salt, equivalent to only 40.7 percent of the same period in 2016. 

This included 9,330ha of salt farmed by traditional methods and another 4,313ha farmed by industrial methods, respectively producing 317,207 tonnes and 84,863 tonnes.-VNA