Agro-forestry-aquatic product exports down in four months

By VNA   May 4, 2023 | 08:03 pm PT
Agro-forestry-aquatic product exports down in four months
Fishermen at work in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province. Photo by VnExpress/Xuan Ngoc
Vietnam earned $15.66 billion from agro-forestry-aquatic product exports in the first four months of 2023, down 13.3% year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

In April alone, the export revenue of agro-forestry-aquatic products was estimated at $4.54 billion, down 8.3% from the corresponding time last year.

Such items as coffee, fruits and vegetables, cashew nuts, meat and by-products, and rice saw higher export values. On the contrary, the exports of rubber, tea, pepper, cassava and cassava products, wood and wooden products, rattan, bamboo and sedge mats, tra fish (pangasius) and shrimp experienced decreases.

For markets, apart from Asia with a 2.7% rise, Vietnam’s agro-forestry-aquatic product exports to America, Europe, Africa and Oceania contracted 39.6%, 13%, 21.2% and 31%, respectively. China, the US and Japan remained Vietnam’s biggest importers during the reviewed period.

The ministry said the decrease in agro-forestry-aquatic product export revenue was due to impacts of the global economy which is forecast to slow down this year, the Russia-Ukraine conflict and inflation surges in some countries.

Many countries have stepped up exports, while imported inventory remains big in major markets like the US and the E.U., making many domestic enterprises unable to earn new orders.

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