Rice exports dipped 16.6% in volume and 13.1% in value to an estimated 3.37 million metric tons at US$1.51 billion for the eight-month period. China was the biggest market for Vietnamese rice, holding a 36% market share.
Overseas consignments of coffee surged 39.9% in volume and 20.7% in value tabulating in at 1.27 million metric tons valued at US$2.25 billion. Germany and the UK were the two largest markets for the eight-month period.
Meanwhile, aquatic exports inched up 4.1% to US$4.3 billion and wood and timber products dipped 0.6% to US$4.3 billion with the US, Japan and China the three largest export markets for both groupings.