Agro-forestry-fishery exports valued at US$17.1 billion in the six month
According to the report from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the export turnover of Agro-forestry-fishery was estimated at US$2.97 billion in June, bringing the total export turnover of the first six months of 2017 to US$17.1 billion, up by 13.1% over the same period in 2016.
Key agricultural exports were estimated at US$ 9.1 billion, up by 15.4% year-on-year; aquatic exports were estimated at US$3.5 billion, up by 14.1% year-on year; key forestry exports were estimated at US$ 3.8 billion, up by 12.8% year-on-year.
Fishery exports in June, 2017 were estimated at US$ 653 million, bringing export turnover of the first six months of 2017 to US$3.5 billion, rising by 14.1% over the same period last year.
The US, Japan, China and South Korea were top importing markets of Vietnam’s fishery products in the first five months of 2017, accounting for 54.6% of the total fishery exports. In the first five months, the aquatic exports increased significantly in China’s market (38.1%), Japan (32.2%), South Korea (28.8%), Holland (21.1%), Canada (19.3%) and , Japan, Korea and England (16.6%).
Vegetable and fruit exports in June, 2017 were estimated at US$ 283 million, pushing the vegetable and fruit exports in the first six months of 2017 to US$ 1.7 billion, up by 44.6% year-on-year. China, the US, Japan and South Korea are top importing markets of Vietnam’s vegetables and fruits in the first five years of 2017, accounting for 84.7% of the total vegetable and fruit exports.
According to Mr. Vu Duc Hung, Deputy Director of Planning Department (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development), the GDP of the whole sector increased 2.65%. Specifically, Agricultural sector rose 2.01%, Forestry sector rose by 4.31%, Fishery sector rose by 2.81%; in which, farming rose by 1.66%, cultivation rose by 2.88%; forestry rose by 4.45% and fishery rose by 5.17%.
The trade surplus of the whole sector hit US$ 3.08 billion (down by 22% from the six months of 2016) due to a high increase of import turnover of agro-forestry-fishery products and agricultural equipment (+25.4%)