Although exporting agricultural products to China – Vietnam’s second largest market – faced many difficulties, the total export turnover of agricultural, forestry and fishery products in the first two months of the year still reached about 8 billion USD, up 20.9% compared to the previous year. same period in 2021.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), in the first two months of 2022, the total export and import turnover of agricultural, forestry and fishery products was estimated at nearly US$14.2 billion, up 15.8% over the same period last year. prior to.
Specifically, in terms of exports in February 2022, export turnover is estimated at nearly 3.3 billion USD. Accumulating 2 months, export turnover is estimated at about 8 billion USD, compared to the same period in 2021, only about 6.3 billion USD.
In which, the export of main agricultural products is estimated at over 3.2 billion USD, livestock products at 54.1 million USD, aquatic products at nearly 1.5 billion USD, main forest products at nearly 2.9 billion USD.
Some products/product groups with a strong increase in export value include coffee, rubber, rice, pepper, meat, meat by-products, pangasius, shrimp, wood and wood products, rattan, sedge, etc.
In terms of export markets, Asia and the Americas are the two markets with the largest proportion, accounting for 70%, followed by Europe, Oceania and Africa.
The United States is the largest exporter with a turnover of over 2.3 billion USD, of which the export turnover of wood and wood products accounts for 69.9% of Vietnam’s agricultural, forestry and fishery export turnover. South in this market.
The second place is the Chinese market with nearly 1.3 billion USD with export turnover of rubber group accounting for 33.3% of the export turnover of agriculture, forestry and fishery products. Thus, there is a change in the rank of Vietnamese agricultural products exported to China. For many years now, vegetables and fruits have always been the products that account for the largest proportion of exports in the Chinese market.
Next is the Japanese market with an export value of nearly 586 million USD and the export of wood products accounted for the largest proportion.
Regarding imports, the import turnover of agricultural, forestry and fishery products in 2 months is estimated at over 6.2 billion USD, up 10% over the same period in 2021.
Leading the market is China, where exports to Vietnam reached 607 million USD. Next is Argentina with about 564 million USD.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said it will continue to promote the opening of agricultural markets with Peru, Australia, Brazil, China, the United States, ASEAN, Russia, and the Czech Republic.
At the same time, organize Vietnam Agricultural Products Week at EXPO 2022 Dubai and work with a number of bilateral partners with India, Argentina, and UAE.
Talks with EU executive vice-pres gold for Vietnam’s seafood industry.
Earlier, at the meeting to deploy tasks for the first quarter of 2022, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan shared that he had met many businesses and farmers in the Mekong Delta and found that the impulse was good. the ability of businesses to recover after the COVID-19 pandemic is very fast.
“Many agricultural products and fruits such as dragon fruit, jackfruit, mango … are in season and at good prices. Therefore, I am more confident that in 2022, the export value of our country’s agricultural, forestry and fishery products will reach and exceed $50 billion,” said Hoan.
However, the commander of the agricultural sector noted, we cannot bet on market luck, but strive to control the market to some extent. Once the market has been opened, the dual action must be taken to build and standardize the raw material area.