Vietnam has shipped 906,173 tonnes of rice, worth almost 411 million USD, since the beginning of this year, according to the Vietnam Food Association.

At present, the prices of dry unhusked rice in the Mekong Delta range from 5,150 VND (0.25 USD) to 5,450 VND (0.26 USD) per kilo.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, rice export to some major markets in Africa, including Ivory Coast, Ghana and Senegal is facing difficulties due to severe competitions from India and Thailand.-VNA