Agro-forestry-aquatic product exports up nearly 24%

By VNA   May 2, 2024 | 12:30 am PT
Agro-forestry-aquatic product exports up nearly 24%
Fishermen catch squid in central Quang Nam Province. Photo by VnExpress/Dac Thanh
Vietnam’s agro-forestry-aquatic product exports raked in some $19.06 billion in the first four months of 2024, up 23.7% year-on-year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development reported.

Meanwhile, the country imported $14.32 billion worth of these products, resulting in a trade surplus of $4.74 billion, a rise of 71.5% year on year.

In April alone, the export value was $5.14 billion, an increase of 19.7% from the corresponding time last year, of which main agricultural products made up $2.83 billion (up 29.2%); forestry products, $1.39 billion (up 18.6%); and aquatic products, $730 million (down 1.5%).

Regarding markets, exports to Asia, America, Europe, Oceania and Africa experienced increases ranging from 19.8% to 38.6%. The U.S., China and Japan remained the three largest buyers of Vietnam's agro-forestry-aquatic products.

To maintain the growth pace, the ministry said it has dealt with market-related issues to facilitate shipments, especially those to China, the U.S., Japan and the EU, while expanding to new ones like the Middle East and Africa.

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