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Vietnam pockets 2 bln USD from rice export so far this year

07-25-2011 13:13 BJT

HANOI, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam exported 387,186 tonnes of rice, worth 185.5 million U.S. dollars in the first three weeks of July, pushing the total export volume to 4.3 million tonnes and a value to two billion U.S. dollars so far this year, according to the Vietnam Food Association (VFA) on Monday.

The country's major rice importers included Asian countries, who accounted for nearly 54 percent of the total rice exports, followed by Africa with 31 percent and America with 12.2 percent.

Vietnam expects to export more than seven million tons of rice in 2011, over 6.8 million tons in 2010, VFA reported.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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