VOV.VN - Agro-forestry-fishery exports hit roughly US$27.88 billion in the first six months of the year, recording a year-on-year rise of 13.9%, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
During the initial half of the year, farm produce export earnings were estimated at US$11.37 billion, up 8.8%, while revenues from forestry and aquatic product shipments reached US$9.1 billion and US$5.8 billion, up 3% and 40.8% respectively.
Nine groups of products witnessed export values exceeding US$1 billion each, including coffee, rubber, vegetables, rice, pangasuis fish, shrimps, and wooden products.
The United States remains Vietnam’s largest export market with a value of roughly US$7.61 billion, up 7.9% year on year. It was followed by China, Japan and the Republic of Korea.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said it has completed negotiations to export mangos and chicken to the Republic of Korea, pomelos and lemons to New Zealand, feathers, swallow bird's nest products, milk and dairy products to China, and honey to the EU.
It is currently completing to ship pomelos to the US – a lucrative but demanding market of Vietnamese farm products.