Rice exports hit more than US$3.2 billion

Vietnam exported 6.38 million tonnes of rice, worth US$3.22 billion, in the past 10 months of this year.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Asia was the largest consumer of Vietnam’s rice, making up around 64 percent of the country’s exports. It was followed by Africa, with 25 percent and America, 7 percent.

The Mekong delta - the country’s rice basket - has so far this year shipped abroad 5.8 million tonnes for more than US$2.8 billion.

The country’s rice output is estimated at 22.8 million tonnes this year, almost 1.3 million tonnes more than the 2010 figure.