Cashew export volume down, value increases

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Cashew exports in the first six months of the year reached 67,000 tonnes worth US$499 million, an increase in value, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Although the figures represent an increase of 17.3 per cent in value, they represent a decline of 16.4 per cent in volume. In June alone, exports…


Tea exports to make a recovery

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Tea export value for this year would still increase, despite a disappointing first half, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The ministry said the export value of tea for this year was expected to increase year-on-year by 10 per cent to US$200 million, even though export volume was estimated to fall by 3-5…


Coffee exports percolate in first half

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The country’s energised coffee sector enjoyed significant growth to most export markets in the first six months of the year. Belgium, the second largest consumer of Vietnamese coffee after the US, for example imported US$178.5 million worth of coffee, marking a six-fold increase over the same period last year. During the first half of the…


Vietnam exports 100,000 tonnes of sugar to China

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For the first time, Vietnam exported 100,000 tonnes of sugar to China, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Bui Ba Bong at a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on July 15 to review sugarcane production in 2010-2011. The country also imported 98,000 tonnes of sugar from China, 51,000 tonnes less than…


Expanding Dragon Fruit Export Markets

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To actively engage in the international market, Vietnamese fruits must meet Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) standards such as Global GAP, VietGAP and EuroGAP. Vietnamese dragon fruits recently achieved this certification and due to their high economic value are proving a valuable export. With 10,000ha devoted to dragon fruits, Binh Thuan has the largest area allocated…


Rice Exports Likely to Reach 7 Million Tonnes in 2011

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Vietnam will probably export 1.9 million tonnes of rice in the third quarter of this year and 1.2 million tonnes in the fourth, bringing total rice exports for the year to seven million tonnes. The estimation was made by the Vietnam Food Association (VFA) at a conference on rice exports in Ho Chi Minh City…


Seafood Export Prospects

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Most Vietnamese seafood exporters made rising profits in the first six months of 2011. The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), Vietnam earned more than US$2.5 billion from seafood export in the first half of 2011 – a record high in a six-month period. This is not only a good sign for the…


Rice Export to Africa: Not on Direct Track

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The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) says that Africa in general and West and Central Africa in particular have been important rice export markets for Vietnam in recent years. Rice shipments to these markets account for a quarter of Vietnam’s rice exported to Africa. However, there is a paradox that most of Vietnamese rice export is…


ADM expands Danube River grain export network

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CHICAGO, Aug 2 (Reuters) – U.S. agricultural processor Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM.N), through its affiliate Alfred C Toepfer International, announced on Tuesday that it was expanding its grain origination and transportation network along the Danube River in Romania. The network includes a total of 12 river elevators, three of them currently under construction; one…


Rubber Export Likely to Reach US$3 Billion in 2011

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Vietnam Rubber Association (VRA) has announced that the turnover and value of rubber exports in 2010 reached its highest level ever. With this result, rubber surpassed coffee to occupy the second position among the agricultural products export. However, according to experts, Vietnam’s rubber products have not had trademarks prominent in the international market. To learn…


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