Export Value of Agro-Forestry-Aquatic Products up 19% in First Half

9:52:29 AM | 7/8/2024

Viet Nam earned US$29.2 billion from exporting agro-forestry-aquatic products during the January-June period, a year-on-year increase of 19 percent.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the sector's trade surplus during the six-month span surged 62.4 percent against the same time last year to around US$8.28 billion.

Seven products and groups of products posting an export turnover of over US$1 billion each included coffee, rubber, rice, fruits and vegetables, cashew nuts, shrimp, wood and wooden products.

During the reviewed period, most of Vietnamese agro-forestry-aquatic exports were destined to Asia (US$13.9 billion), America (US$6.6 billion) Europe (US$3.7 billion), Africa (US$565 million), and Oceania (US$405 million), with the U.S., China and Japan being the largest purchasers.

Given the robust export growth, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien said that the export revenue for the whole year could hit US$54-55 billion.

Source: VGP