The Hanoitimes -
Rubber was the only product maintaining stable export growth among agriculture, forestry and aquaculture products, with 193 million USD earned from shipments of 102,000 tonnes, up 84.8 percent in value and 10.5 percent in volume from the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development reported that the export turnover of agriculture, forestry and aquaculture in January is estimated at 2.54 billion USD, a year-on-year decrease of 1.4 percent.
Of which, aquatic products gained 518 million USD, down 5 percent against the same period last year, while major forestry products earned 652 million USD, up 2.1 percent year-on-year.
Vietnam exported about 325 tonnes of rice worth 136 million USD in the first month of 2017, a year-on-year decreases of 32 percent in quality and 35.1 percent in value, according to the ministry.
Meanwhile, 127,000 tonnes of coffee were shipped abroad in the reviewed time for 287 million USD, down 25.5 percent in volume and 3.6 percent in value against the same period last year.
Strong tumbles were seen in the export value of other farm products such as tea, cashew nut, pepper, and cassava.
Vietnam earned 16 million USD from exporting 11,000 tonnes of tea in the period, decreasing by 3.6 percent in volume and 8.6 percent in value against those in January last year.
The export of cashew nut was recorded decreases of 20 percent and 4.4 percent in terms of volume and value, respectively.
Rubber was the only product maintaining stable export growth, with 193 million USD earned from shipments of 102,000 tonnes, up 84.8 percent in value and 10.5 percent in volume from the same period last year.
Translated by Thu Minh
Source: Thien Tu-Kinhtedothi.vn