Farm, forestry, aquaculture exports up 11.2%

17:14 | 27/10/2014

VGP – The export value of agricultural, forestry and aquaculture products in October is estimated to achieve US$2.28 billion, bringing the total exports over the past ten months of the year to US$25.39 billion, a year-on-year increase of 11.2%.

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According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Viet Nam earned US$12.25 billion, US$5.24 billion and US$6.48 billion from exporting agricultural, forestry and aquaculture products, witnessing increases of 11.5%, 12.9% and 19.9%, respectively.

As many as 5.68 million tons of rice were sold abroad in 10 months, earning US$2.59 billion, up 1.2%.

Meanwhile, the nation made US$3.1 billion from exporting 1.49 million tons of coffee, up 37.1 % in volume and up 33.5% in value.

The exports of rubber and wood and wooden products obtained US$1.45 billion and US$4.98 billion, respectively.

According to the Viet Nam Aquatic Sustainable Development Program in 2016-2020, the fisheries sector aims to grow 7-8% on average per year, said Vicehead of the Directorate of Fisheries Pham Anh Tuan.

Viet Nam strives for an aquatic output of 7 million tons and an export value of US$11 billion from the product by 2020.

The program, divided into the 2016-2018 period and the 2019-2020 period, is estimated to require around VND54,000 billion.

Last year, Viet Nam’s total aquatic output was 5.9 million tons, contributing to the sector’s average growth rate of 7.3% per year in the 2004-2013 period.

By Thuy Dung