Exports of agricultural and forestry - fishery four months to reach $ 10 billionUpdate: 3/5/2014
According to the latest information from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development , exports of agricultural , forestry and fishery -month 4/2014 is estimated at 2.63 billion, bringing the sector's export value four months to 9.69 billion, up 13.8 % compared to the same period in 2013.
Among them , the export value of agricultural products is estimated at U.S. $ 4.74 billion , up 5.8 % ; Seafood export value is estimated at 2.22 billion, up 31.2 % ; value of exports of forest products was estimated at $ 2 billion , an increase of 20.4 % over the same period in 2013.
Unloading rice export in Hau Giang . ( Photo: Duy Khuong / VNA )
Coffee and pepper , cashew nuts , seafood , wood and wood products remain the industry there is an increase in both volume and value , while the main commodities such as rice , rubber , tea ... have a significant decline from the same period last year .
Specifically , coffee exports in April was estimated at 223 thousand tons , with a value of about 471 million, bringing the volume of coffee exports in the first four months was estimated at 826 thousand tons and 1.65 billion ; increased by 39.6 % in volume and 30 % increase in value over the same period in 2013.
Continued strong growth is 35.5 % industry standards in terms of volume and 40.4 % in value ; in it , spend pepper export volume in April was estimated at 23 thousand tons , valued at $ 157 million , bringing the volume of exported pepper four months to 72 thousand tons , with a value of USD 493 million .
The fisheries sector is to maintain the role of key export sectors in total exports of the sector , with the April export value is estimated at 606 million, bringing the value of exports in the first four months reached 2 , $ 2 billion , up 31.2 % in value compared with the same period in 2013.
In addition, many industries have reported a decline in both the volume and value of exports due to changes in supply and demand is more volatile . Particularly sharp decline rubber industry , reduced by 17.9 % in volume and 38.4 % in value compared with the same period in 2013. Estimated volume of rubber exports in April reached 38 thousand tons with prices worth $ 74 million , with the first four months of this estimated 2014 rubber exports reached 189 thousand tons with a value of USD 378 million .
In particular , rice exports fell by 6.9 % in volume and 4.7 % in value compared with the same period last year . / .
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