Export revenue of agroforestry-aquatic products hit US$3.2 billion in May, bringing the five-month figure to US$15.6 billion, a year-on-year surge of 9.9%, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
During the first five months of the year, farm produce exports were estimated at US$8.25 billion, up 9.6% year-on-year.
Seafood products contributedUS$3.12 billion to the total export turnover, up 9.7%, and forestry productsUS$3.4 billion, up 8.7%.
TheViet Nam Administration of Forestry said that China, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the U.S.were the four largest importers of Vietnamese wood and wood-based products. The export value of forestry products accounted for nearly 22%of the total export value.
During the first five months of the year, export earnings from farm produce were estimated at US$8.25 billion, up 9.6% year-on-year. Meanwhile, revenues from shipments of aquatic and forestry products reached US$3.12 billion and US$3.4 billion, respective increases of 9.7% and 8.7%.
In May alone,Viet Nam exported 452,000 tons of rice worth US$347 million, raising the five-month volume and value to 2.66 million tons and US$1.45 billion, up 13.9% and 40%, respectively. China remained the top importer of VietNam’s rice.
In addition, the countryenjoyed robust shipments of cashew. In the five month period, it sold 139,000 tons of cashew abroad and earnedUS$1.37 billion,the volume rose 19% and the value was up by nearly 23% compared to the same period last year.
Some 1.3 million tons of cassava and cassava products were sold in foreign countries forUS$460 million, falling 25.6%in volume and soaring 7.3%in value.
Meanwhile, the country earned US$265 million from selling 135,000 tons of coffee in May. The five-month volume and value were 820,000 tons and US$1.6 billion, up 16% and down 0.8%, respectively.
The export turnover of pepper experienced a plunge of 37.6%. A total 108,000 tons were shipped abroad at a value ofUS$377 million.
TheMinistry of Agriculture and Rural Developmentreported that Viet Nam spent US$2.84 billion on importingagro-forestry-aquatic products, pushing the five-month figure to US$12.29 billion, up 10.6% year-on-year./.