Saturday, December 04, 2004

Farm and forestry exports nearly $4 billion this year

Farm and forestry exports from Vietnam have amounted to US$3.962 billion so far this year, according to the latest Vietnam government statistics. Farm products comprise $2.648 billion of this amount, while the remaining $1.314 billion comes from forestry products during the January-November period. Rice is the major farm export, as Vietnam, the second largest exporter in the world, has exported so far this year $862 million from the shipment of 3.716 million tons of rice. It is expected to export 3.9 million tons by the end of the year. Other agricultural exports include coffee, tea, pepper, cashew nuts, and rubber (GSO Oct Edition, Vietnam Panorama, Vietnam News Briefs, Dec. 3).


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