(VOV) -Vietnam earned US$2.95 billion from exporting 6.61 million tonnes of rice in 2013, down 17.4% in volume and 19.7% in value.
- Rice exports nosedive in December
- Rice exports earn US$2.78 billion in 11 months
- Vietnam cuts 2013 rice export target to 6.7 million tonnes
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) reported that approximately 396,000 tonnes of rice worth US$204 million was shipped abroad in December.
The average price of export rice in the first 11 months of 2013 was estimated at U$441.2 /tonne, falling by 3.4% annually.
China remains Vietnam’s rice importer, purchasing over 2 million tonnes worth US$849.36 million and accounting for 30.93% of Vietnam’s total rice export earnings.
Vietnam’s rice exports to the Chinese market went up by 6.22% in volume and 2.74% in value from the previous year.