Agricultural exports down in Q1

10:53 | 27/03/2015

 VGP – Agro-forestry-fishery exports in the first quarter of the year fell 13.2% year on year to $6.13 billion.

In the first three months, major agricultural product exports coffee, rice, wood and wood products hit $2.92 billion, down 15.1% against the same period last year.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the highest decline was in coffee 41.4% in volume and 37.3% in value, followed by rice, 28.1% in volume and 32% in value.

Seafood exports declined 20.6% year – on-year to $1.27 billion, along with forestry products, which was down 0.4% to $1.5 billion in Q1.

                                                                                                                By Vien Nhu