Breaking down the figure, the corresponding export values of agricultural, forestry and fishery products stood at US$12.2 billion, US$10.2 billion and US$4.9 billion, up 15%, 54% and 12% year on year.
July alone saw farm produce exports rise 26.7% to US$4.2 billion year on year but fall 9.5% against last June.
Among the export items, rubber, cashew nuts, cassava, and cassava products all increased in both export volume and value. Typically, rubber recorded the strongest level of growth in terms of both volume and value, at 33.6% and 73.6%, respectively.
The three major markets for Vietnamese farm produce in the reviewed period were the United States, China, and Japan, with all of these markets maintaining positive growth.
Most notably, the export turnover to the US, the largest market over the seven-month period, was at US$8.2 billion, thereby making up 29% of the total export turnover.
MARD Deputy Minister Phung Duc Tien stated that his ministry would continue to support local firms in implementing free trade agreements and co-ordinate closely with Vietnamese commercial counselors overseas as they strive to boost exports ahead in the rest of the year.