The Office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development this morning informed the country’s total import-export turnover in agriculture, forestry and fisheries in the first seven months of 2022 was estimated to reach around US$58.3 billion, an increase of 7.2 percent over the same period last year.
Exports of agricultural, forestry, and fishery products increased sharply in the first seven months. According to statistics of the General Department of Customs, by the end of July 15, the total import-export turnover has reached US$403 billion, up 16 percent over the same period. In particular, export turnover alone has reached more than $201 billion.
Vietnam saw a strong growth in both imports and exports in the first six months of the year. Exports in the first half of the year are estimated at US$185.5 bln, up by 17% compared to the same period in 2021.
Agro-forestry-fishery exports hit about US$23.2 billion in the first five months of 2022, posting a year-on-year increase of 16.8 percent. Nine groups of products saw export values of more than US$1 billion in the period, including coffee, rubber, rice, cashew and vegetables.
Despite difficulties in export markets over the past time, Vietnam has earned a US$23.2 billion export turnover of agricultural, forestry, and fishery products in the first five months of 2022, up 16.8 percent while the trade surplus reached US$5.1 billion, up 3.1 times over the same period.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Can Tho City held a meeting to take opinions on a construction project on a center for linking the production, processing, and consumption of agricultural products in the Mekong Delta City of Can Tho.
The General Department of State Reserves under the Ministry of Finance has issued a document on the provision of over 56,555 tons of rice from national reserve to HCMC to support pandemic-hit residents.
Trucks transporting eggs, dragon fruits, rice and chicken to food-gathering points in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday to be ready for delivering the goods to low-income workers in rental house areas, alleys and factories without operation due to Covid-19 who facing difficulty in foodstuffs and essential foods during social distancing.
Despite many achievements, the agricultural investment and development in the Central and Central Highlands of Vietnam are facing many challenges due to a shortage of capital, unstable prices, or a lack of market for products. Enterprises and farmers are looking forward to the third dialogue conference between Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and farmers scheduled to take place on September 28 in Buon Ma Thuot City in Dak Lak Province, with the hope that it will open the tie-knot and promote sustainable agricultural production development.
Farmers in provinces in the Mekong Delta have grown rice on an area of 1.6 million hectares in the summer-autumn rice crop this year. At the present, farmers in Dong Thap, Hau Giang provinces and Can Tho City start to harvest rice but they do not earn much due to poor productivity and low price.
Deputy Chairman of the central highlands province of Kon Tum’s Tu Mo Rong district Vuong Van Muoi said prolonged heavy rains hitting the district for the past days caused landslides at Te Xang and Tu Mo Rong communes.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Ministry of Finance to provide 50,790 tonnes of rice from national reserves to the central province of Thanh Hoa to support families involved in forest protection.
Farmers in the Mekong delta have started to sow summer-fall crop with joy because price of rice rose; however, the crop might be good as expected when drought, salinity intrusion and diseases plague will badly affect the crop.