VOV.VN - The cement industry needs capable investors and large-scale producers to navigate eco-friendly and high efficiency production and generate quality products at lower costs, Nguyen Van Cung, Chairman of the Vietnam Cement Association has suggested.
Moc Chau district in the northwestern mountainous province of Son La is striving to export 400 – 500 tonnes of mango to China, after its specialty fruit was licenced to enter the market this year.
The domestic cement industry is striving to reduce at least a tenth of the country’s energy drain in accordance with the country’s national programme on economical and efficient use of energy for the 2019-2030 period, but there remains a number of obstacles to overcome.
The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho earned US$1.46 billion from exports in the first nine months of the year, reaching 81.7% of the yearly target and up 14.65% over the same period last year, according to the municipal Department of Industry and Trade (DoIT).
Besides agricultural produce, the cement sector posted phenomenal export growth in the first half of the year.
Vietnam earned US$1.1 billion from exporting 2.16 million tonnes of rice in the first four months of 2018, up 35.7% in value and 21.7 percent in volume.
Domestic cement consumption fell in March, while cement exports had growth against the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Construction.
The country’s cement sector saw a successful year in 2017 as its sales reached 80 million, up 6% from last year.
The rice price in the Mekong Delta has increased in the last couple of weeks, which has resulted in higher export prices.
Rice exporters complain they have to satisfy many requirements and pay under-the-table money to obtain a license to export rice.
Japanese seafood processors want to increase shipments to Vietnam, heard a trade promotion programme held in Ho Chi Minh City on February 21.
With the free trade agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and EAEU (Eurasian Economic Union) having taken effect, many Vietnamese export items now enjoy a zero percent tariff. However, it will be not an easy task to boost exports.
Vietnam is facing dual difficulties in exporting rice as demand from loyal markets has been lower than expected, while the price has been decreasing in the world market.
Vietnam’s rice exports in the first half of the year fell by 32% over the same period last year, mostly due to competition from other countries, the Vietnam Food Association (VFA) has said.
Vietnam’s rice export is estimated to hit 2.732 million tonnes in the first half of this year, according to the Vietnam Food Association (VFA).
Vietnam’s coffee exports may fall by 25% this year to 1 million tons, a 20-year low.
Vietnam’s rice brand is not strong enough to be well known in the global market although the country is one of the world’s largest rice exporters, heard a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on April 28.
The Vietnam Coffee and Cocoa Association (Vicofa) said the 2014-2015 coffee crop has seen sharp declines in both export volume and revenue due to unfavorable global market developments.
Fruit and vegetable exports are likely to achieve the Government's target of US$1.65 billion this year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Vietnam’s tra fish export to China and Hong Kong (China) recorded a strong growth in the first ten months of this year, hitting US$122 million, representing a year-on-year increase of nearly 50%.