Fruit, veggie exports up 44.1%

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VGP – Việt Nam has so far this year earned US $213 million from fruits and vegetables, up 44.1% year on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. In the period, the country’s major fruit and vegetable importers remained China, Russia, Thailand and Japan, which accounted for over 60% of…


Additional US$20 million to support coffee export

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The Hanoi-branch of Mizuho Corporate Bank (Japan) and Tay Nguyen Coffee Import and Export Investment Joint Stock Company signed a commitment on June 13 to provide a short-term preferential loan worth US$20 million to help the company with purchasing and exporting coffee export from the 2011-2012 crop. Since early this year, Vietnam has earned US$1.2…


Vietnam fruits find many markets ripe for plucking

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Vietnam’s fruit exports topped $US205.6 million in the first quarter, a 32.2 percent rise from the same period last year, according to the customs. With their variety and improving technologies, Vietnamese fruits are becoming popular in many new markets, sending exports soaring. The Vietnam Fruit Association said the country sold fruits to more than 50…


VN agro, fish exports exceed US$10 billion

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has reported that the turnover of the country’s agro and fish exports have reached over US$10 billion, an increase of 41.5% compared to the same period last year. In the first five months of the year, agricultural products reached US$2.1 billion. Rice, coffee, rubber and aquatic products were…


VN must focus on brand value of rice

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Victoria Kwakwa, World Bank country director, stated in a conference in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on June 13 that Vietnam must make changes in its rice production and export, focusing more on increasing the value of rice. At the conference organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the WB…


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