Vietnam rice exports to Africa increase strongly

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HCMC – Vietnam’s rice exports to some African countries grew strongly last month but exports to ASEAN countries fell significantly. Vietnam rice exports to Africa increase strongly By Pham Thai – The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – Vietnam’s rice exports to some African countries grew strongly last month but exports to ASEAN countries fell significantly.…


Chinese buys tons of sweet potatoes daily in southern Vietnam

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An increasing number of Chinese traders are taking tons of sweet potatoes from the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long every day, from fields hired and cared by local residents. Doan Ngoc Chien, head of Vinh Long Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE), says “Only the chairman of the province people’s committee can give…


Need for Vietnam to create top brand rice

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The best quality among existing rice seeds in the country should be chosen and developed to create a Vietnamese brand that is recognised in international markets. The development of a national rice brand should go alongside research into developing new, high quality varieties of the grain, said Duong Van Chin, deputy director of the Cuu…


Vietnam coffee stocks can sustain 3 months’ exports, trader says

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Coffee inventories in Vietnam, the top global producer of the robusta variety, can sustain only three months of exports, Nedcoffee BV said. Stockpiles came to 187,343 metric tons at the end of May, with 130,306 tons stored in bonded warehouses, the Dutch trader estimated in a monthly report e-mailed today. The Southeast Asian country exported…


Rice exports from Vietnam may beat target on bigger harvests, new markets

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Rice shipments from Vietnam, the world’s second-biggest exporter after Thailand, may exceed the goal for the year as production increases and exporters aim for new markets, including neighbor China. “Our target is still 7.4 million tons, but we will try to export more given the good crops and price,” Deputy Agriculture Minister Diep Kinh Tan…


Vietnam able to export up to 7.3m tonnes rice in 2011

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Vietnam, the world’s second-largest rice exporter after Thailand, is capable of shipping between 7.0 million and 7.3 million tonnes of the grain this year, after a record volume in 2010, the Agriculture Ministry said. A higher supply in Vietnam, plus India lifting a rice export ban in place since 2008 and Thailand raising its annual…


Pepper export crosses $420m mark in H1

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Till the end of June, the country’s pepper export reached 70,000 tons for more than $420 million, equaling to the pepper export turnover of entire 2010, the Thoi Bao Kinh Te Saigon newspaper reported. Do Ha Nam, Chairman of Vietnam Pepper Association said that this year’s pepper exports would likely surpass $600 million, growing $180…


Huge volume of litchi exported through Lao Cai border gate

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Since mid-June Vietnam has exported 16,256 tonnes of litchi to the Chinese market at an average price of VND16,000 per kilo. Over the past week, more than 1,000 tonnes of Vietnamese litchi have passed through the Lao Cai International Border Gate to China’s Yunnan province each year. Last year, over 40,000 tonnes of Vietnamese litchi…


Vietnam food prices climb amid inflation battle

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Meat and vegetable prices have spiraled out of control in recent months, putting Vietnamese officials in a bind as they try to beat back inflation. Nguyen Xuan Duong, deputy head of the Department of Husbandry, said food prices have increased by 40-60 percent since April. The price of pork in particular surged 70 percent, he…


Vietnam exports sugar despite low stock

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Vietnam exported the largest amount of sugar to China this year even though local supply of the sweetener is running low, officials said. Around 100,000 tons of sugar has been sold to China recently, the highest level ever, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Bui Ba Bong told a meeting in Ho Chi Minh…


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