15:52 | 17/08/2015 Trade
Vietnam shipped 3.3 million tonnes of rice to foreign markets to earn US$1.4 billion for the first seven months of this year, down 9% in volume and 5.5% in price.
However, it is inspiring that high-grade rice exports grew fast, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Five-percent broken rice accounted for 28.8% of the total rice export volume, an increase of nearly 30% against the corresponding period of last year, trailed by fragrant rice which made up 24.67% of the total export volume, up 15.36%.
Currently, Vietnamese rice claims a large market share in many importing countries./.