Vietnam 2019 rice exports up 4.2% y/y at 6.37 million tonsThursday, January 16,2020
AsemconnectVietnam - Rice exports from Vietnam, the world's third-largest shipper of the grain, rose 4.2% in 2019 from a year earlier to 6.4 million tons, customs data showed.
However, revenue from rice exports last year dropped 8.3% to $2.8 billion, the Customs Department said in a statement.
West Africa, the Philippines and Malaysia were among the largest buyers by volume of Vietnamese rice, it added.
In December, Vietnam's exports increased 36.7% from the previous month to around 500,000 tons, worth $228 million.
The government's General Statistics Office late last month forecast 2019 rice exports at $6.259 million tons, and December exports at 390,000 tons.
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