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Tra fish, shrimp, wood exports plunge in February

By T.Dao

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HCMC – Vietnam’s exports of some key items, including tra fish, shrimp, and wooden products, dropped sharply in February this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Wooden products brought total export revenue of US$1.61 billion in February, down nearly 35% year-on-year.

Revenue from shrimp exports decreased nearly 55% to US$251 million, and that from tra fish plunged by 64.1% to US$133 million in February this year.

Forestry exports stood at US$872.1 million, down 10.7%, while seafood fetched US$550 million, down 13.1%.

Statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development showed that export revenue from agricultural products reached about US$3.4 billion, up 5.7% over the same period last year.

Among those, Vietnam gained US$1.79 billion from exporting the main group of agricultural products, up 25.9%, and US$29 million from livestock exports.

February saw export growth of some items, such as tea with US$25 million, up 5.1%; vegetables and fruits, with US$592 million, up 17.8%; cassava and cassava products with US$283 million, up 32.7%; and milk and dairy products with US$16.2 million, up 10.2%.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will focus on exploiting the international market, taking advantage of trade agreements such as the CPTPP and EVFTA, as well as supporting trademark protection for products.

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