Vietnam exported more than 4 million tonnes of rice in the first seven months of this year, raking in 1.74 billion USD.

According to the Vietnam Food Association (VFA), the July figures were 576,398 tonnes and over 238.2 million USD respectively.

At present, the price of dry rice in the Mekong Delta ranges from 5,300 VND to 5,400 VND per kg while the husked rice price varies from 6,900-7,200 VND per kg.

VFA forecast that rice export this year can reach 7.5-7.6 million tonnes.

Last year, the country shipped a record 7.72 million tonnes of rice, earning 3.45 billion USD.-VNA