Nationwide rice exports hit 1.36mln tons

Vietnam’s rice export has had a good sign as its turnover increased strongly in the first quarter of 2018.

Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development said rice exports nationwide reached over 1.36million tons in the first quarter of 2018 worth US$ 669million, an increase of 9.4 percent in volume and 24 percent in value over the same period of last year.

Ministry of Trade & Industry said since February, rice had been one of 3 key agricultural goods having a high growth rate and in the end of 2017, the price of rice export in the country increased and being stood at higher level than other countries such as Thailand, Pakistan, India from US$ 50 to 100 per ton..