Agro-forestry, fishery export fetches nearly US$16 billion
19:47 | 26/07/2013
VGP – The export value of agro-forestry and fishery was estimated at US$2.39 billion in July, sending the total revenue to US$15.59 billion in the first seven months of 2013.

Of the figure, farm produce exports reached US$7.84 billion, down 11.9% meanwhile fishery and forestry exports earned US$3.41 billion (up 0.7%) and US$3.05 billion (up 12.2%), respectively.

In terms of commodities, Viet Nam shipped around 4.22 million tons of rice, earning US$1.88 billion in the reviewed period.

Coffee exports were estimated at 890.000 tons, worth nearly US$1.91 billion, down 23.7% in quantity.

Meanwhile, the country pocked over US$1.21 billion and US$ 692 million from exporting rubber and cassava, respectively, in the first seven months.

Cashew nuts and timber exports also posted high increase rates of 15% and 12.3% to US$759 million and US$2.9 billion./.

By Hai Minh

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