Agro-forestry-fishery exports fetch US$12.4 billion in four months

11:10 | 27/04/2019 Trade

Export revenues of agro-forestry-fishery products in April is estimated to hit US$3.5 billion, pushing the figure in the first four months of this year to US$12.4 billion, equivalent to the figure recorded in the same period last year, reported the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Export revenues of agro-forestry-fishery products in April is estimated to hit US$3.5 billion

In April, export revenues of farm produce is likely to hit US$1.5 billion, while that of aquatic products was estimated at US$694 million, and livestock reached US$46 million.

Meanwhile, earnings from forestry products and furniture are estimated at US$875 million in the month and US$3.27 billion in the first four months, up 17.8 percent year on year, resulting in a trade surplus of nearly US$2.49 billion for the forestry sector.

Impressive export revenues were seen in rubber (US$559 million), tea (US$62 million), fruits and vegetables (US$1.4 billion), cashew nuts (US$922 million) and peppercorn (US$288 million).

At the same time, exports of aquatic products in April are likely to reach US$2.48 billion, up 2.4%, including US$635 million from tra fish and US$913 million from shrimps.

In the month, Vietnam imported US$2.68 billion worth of agro-forestry-fishery products and agricultural materials, raising total imports in the four months to US$9.7 billion, up 3.2% year on year.

Theo NDO/VNA