Agro exports hit new record high

By Thi Ha   December 1, 2022 | 12:04 am PT
Agro exports hit new record high
A farmer harvests rice in Kon Tom Province in November 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Duc Hoa
Vietnamese agriculture, forestry and fishery exports climbed to a new record of over $49 billion in value through November this year, an 11.8% hike year-on-year.

As Vietnam’s largest foreign agriculture market, the U.S. accounted for $12.3 billion in shipments, 25% of the total.

Orders from the robust Chinese economy followed the U.S. market at $9.3 billion.

Continentally, Asia accounted for 44.7% of the total, trailed by the Americas at 27.4%, and then finally Europe at 11.3%.

More Vietnamese agricultural products were exported this year than ever before, with fresh pomelo officially added to U.S. shipments for the first time this November after six years of negotiation.

Fresh durian was officially exported to China in September, along with passion fruit, yams and bird's nest.

Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development reported that it is in negotiations with China, Japan, South Korea and other countries to continue expanding the list of local agro products shipped abroad.

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