Vietnam sees hike in rice exports to Africa

– Vietnam’s rice exports to Africa increased sharply in the first half of this year and are expected to keep rising into next year. In the first six months of 2020, Vietnam exported more than 41,000 tons of rice to Senegal, earning 15 million USD.

In 2019, Vietnam exported rice to 35 of 55 African countries, with a combined turnover of 630 million USD. Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal, Mozambique, and Egypt were among the biggest importers.

Africa’s rice demand in 2020 is estimated to be 15.7 million tons. It is forecast that the region’s rice imports will continue to rise next year.

 

Source: VOV5

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