Seafood, agro-forestry exports hit nearly USD2 billion in January

Vietnam earned an estimated USD1.95 billion from exports of agro-forestry-fishery products in January, a year-on-year decline of 13.8 percent, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Vietnam earned an estimated USD1.95 billion from exports of agro-forestry-fishery products in January, a year-on-year decline of 13.8 percent, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Of the figure, farm produce exports were valued at USD859 million, down 11.8 percent, while exports of seafood saw a decrease of 25.6 percent to USD412 million and forestry product export generated USD520 million, down 8.2 percent.

Export items saw an increase included tea, cashew nuts, cassava and cassava products.

Seafood, agro-forestry exports hit nearly USD2 billion in January

Processing seafood for exports. (Source: VNA)

In January, Vietnam shipped abroad 9,000 tonnes of tea, raking in USD17 million, up 1.4 percent in volume and 5.7 percent in value year on year.

Meanwhile, cashew nuts brought home USD29 million from 18,000 tonnes, representing respective year-on-year increases of 16 percent and 20 percent.

However, rice exports generated USD152 million, a year-on-year decrease of 12.7 percent for a volume of 312,000 tonnes, down 14.5 percent.

Coffee exports were USD202 million, down 23.6 percent in the reviewed period./.

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