Vietnam's 2018 coffee exports at 1.88 mln tonnes, up 20.1 pct y/y

By Dat Nguyen   December 27, 2018 | 05:00 pm GMT+7
Vietnam's 2018 coffee exports at 1.88 mln tonnes, up 20.1 pct y/y
A man checks roasted coffee beans at a factory in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo by Reuters/Kham
Vietnam’s coffee export volumes for 2018 are expected to increase 20.1 percent from last year, while rice exports are estimated to rise 4.6 percent.


Coffee exports from Vietnam will climb an estimated 20.1 percent this year to 1.88 million tonnes, equal to 31.37 million 60-kg bags, the General Statistics Office said in a report on Thursday.

Coffee export revenue for Vietnam, the world’s biggest producer of the robusta bean, will edge up 1.2 percent to $3.54 billion in the year, the report said.

December coffee exports were estimated at 160,000 tonnes, worth $287 million.


Rice exports in 2018 from Vietnam were forecast to rise 4.6 percent from last year to 6.09 million tonnes. Revenue from rice exports in the period was expected to grow 16 percent to $3.05 billion.

December rice exports from Vietnam, the world’s third-largest shipper of the grain, were estimated at 450,000 tonnes, worth $220 million.


Vietnam’s 2018 crude oil exports were seen plunging 39.5 percent from last year to an estimated 4.12 million tonnes. Crude oil export revenue in the year is expected to decline 21.2 percent to $2.27 billion.

Oil product imports in the year were estimated at 11.35 million tonnes, falling 12.1 percent from the same period last year, while the value of product imports rose 7.8 percent to $7.61 billion.

Vietnam’s 2018 liquefied petroleum gas imports were seen increasing 4.9 percent from last year to 1.43 million tonnes.

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