Rice exports hit US$1.4 billion

(VOV) - Vietnam shipped 3.3 million tonnes of rice to foreign markets to earn US$1.4 billion for the first seven months of this year, down 9% in volume and 5.5% in price.

However, it is inspiring that high-grade rice exports grew fast, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

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Five-percent broken rice accounted for 28.8% of the total rice export volume, an increase of nearly 30% against the corresponding period of last year, trailed by fragrant rice which made up 24.67% of the total export volume, up 15.36%.

Currently, Vietnamese rice claims a large market share in many importing countries.