15:06 | 29/07/2015 Trade
Vietnam earned almost 1.2 billion USD from shipping more than 2.8 million tonnes of rice to foreign markets since the outset of this year, according to the Vietnam Food Association (VFA).
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The VFA also said that the domestic prices remain stable, ensuring profits for farmers.
Mekong Delta provinces are currently planting summer-autumn crops across 1.7 million hectares and harvesting 3.54 million tonnes of rice in 650,000 hectares, favourable conditions for enterprises to collect material rice for export at the end of 2015.
In 2014, Vietnam exported 6.32 million tonnes of rice, earning 2.84 billion USD and becoming the third largest rice exporter in the world after Thailand and India, according to the association./.