Viet Nam would continue to be world’s second largest rice exporter: US department

Update: 21:41 | 10/05/2021
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has forecast that Viet Nam would maintain its position as the world’s second biggest rice exporter this year.
Viet Nam would continue to be world’s second largest rice exporter: US department
Illustrative image. (Source: VNA)

According to the department, Viet Nam will export 6.4 million tonnes of rice in 2021, an increase of 233,000 tonnes compared the volume recorded in the previous year.

It is likely that India will remain the largest rice exporter in the world, with 15.5 million tonnes rice shipped abroad this year. Thailand will rank third with an estimated export volume of 6.1 million tonnes.

Last year, Viet Nam shipped abroad 6.15 million tonnes of rice worth 3.07 billion USD, down 3.5 percent in volume but up 9.3 percent in value year-on-year.

Statistics show that in the first four months of this year, the country exported 1.89 million tonnes of rice, down 10.8 percent in volume but up 1.2 percent in value over the same period last year.

The Vietnam Food Association said Viet Nam’s rice export structure has shifted towards quality types with higher prices and added values.

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(Source: VNA)