Agro-forestry-fishery exports rise 21% in five months: MARD

Vietnam shipped an estimated 24.14 billion USD worth of agro-forestry-fishery products overseas during January-May, up 21% against the same time last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Agro-forestry-fishery exports rise 21% in five months
Woodsland JSC has its wooden products shipped to Switzerland. (Source: VNA)

The sector enjoyed a trade surplus of some 6.53 billion USD, a year-on-year surge of 64.5%.

The export of the items posted growth, with revenues of agricultural products rising 27.7% to 13.11 billion USD, forestry 22.7% to 6.58 billion USD, fishery 3.6% to 3.5 billion USD, and husbandry 5.6% to 199 million USD.

Most of the key products saw their export value increase between 7.5% and 23.6%, including wood and wooden products, coffee, rice, cashew, vegetables, and shrimp.

During the period, shipments to Asia, America, Europe, Africa, and Oceania rose 17.5%, 23.1%, 39.4%, 26.1%, and 24.8%, respectively, with the US, China, and Japan remaining the three largest importers.

The MARD has ordered competent authorities and enterprises to keep a close watch on the output of the staple fruits for export such as dragon fruit, longan, mango, and durian, and instruct localities to adjust their production plans and bolster export.

It said it will help localities and businesses with negotiations to handle technical barriers for market expansion.

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(Source: VNA)