Vietnam’s rice exports recorded 5.845 million tonnes in the first nine months of this year, equal to the same period last year, said the Vietnam Food Association on October 5.

The figure accounted for over 81 percent of the country’s whole-year plan of exporting 7.2 million tonnes of rice.

In September alone, rice exports totalled about 750,000 tonnes, a decrease of 50,000 tonnes compared to the set plan. The decline was attributed to the unfavourable weather conditions impacting the delivery, weak import demands and a slump in number of registered contracts.

It is expected that Vietnamese businesses will export around 1.4 million tonnes of rice in the last three months of this year, estimated the association./.VNA