Export value up 11% against same period last year.
Export turnover from agricultural, forestry and fisheries reached nearly $2.97 billion in April, bringing the total to $10.02 billion during the first four months of the year, up 11 per cent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
The export value of major farm products was estimated at $4.98 billion, an increase of 13.5 per cent against the same period last year.
Export turnover from seafood stood at $2.25 billion, growth of 6.3 per cent, while forestry product turnover increased by 4.3 per cent to $2.25 billion.
An estimated 2.06 million tonnes of rice was sold for $916 million during the period, up 11.8 per cent in volume and 13.8 per cent in value year-on-year. The average export rice price in March was $438 per ton, up 0.32 per cent.
Coffee exports in April were estimated at 2.04 million tonnes worth $344 million, for 9.681 million tonnes and value of $1.16 billion in the first four months. The average coffee export price in the first quarter fell 5.38 per cent year-on-year, to $1,697 per ton.
From January to April Vietnam shipped an estimated 32.000 tonnes of tea worth $47 million, down 2.7 per cent in volume and 12.2 per cent in value. The average tea export price in the first quarter fell 5.38 per cent year-on-year, to $1,529 per ton.
Cashew nut exports recorded growth of 5.5 per cent in value, at a price of $7,560 per ton. The US, China and the Netherlands remained Vietnam’s three largest cashew nut importers, with 29.25, 18.46 and 12.49 per cent of total export value, respectively.
The estimated export value of wood and wooden products in April was $633 million, bringing the four-month figure to $2.15 billion, up 4.3 per cent. The US, Japan and China were the three largest importers in the first quarter, with 66.31 per cent of total export value.