Viet Nam exported over 700,000 tonnes of rice in April at average prices of US$430 per tonne, a decrease of 0.8 per cent in quantity and three per cent for value compared to March.
Most of the rice shipped in April were to China, the Philippines and several African nations. There are more than two million tonnes of rice in stock nationwide.
Young People (Thanh Nien)
Sai Gon-Hiep Phuoc port receives first ship
After four years of construction, the Sai Gon – Hiep Phuoc Port received its first ship last Friday.
The port was built with a total investment of VND2.7 trillion (US$130 million). It covers 39ha and can handle 8.7 million tonnes of cargo each year. It is being built to replace the Nha Rong Khanh Hoi Port.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Seafood exports drop 4.6% to $1.7b
Viet Nam exported $464 million worth of seafood in April for a total of $1.7 billion in the first four months of this year, a decrease of 4.6 per cent in comparison with the same period last year.
The prolonged economic downturn has led to lower demand in major markets like the U.S (down 4.2 per cent), Japan (down 6.3 per cent) and South Korea (down 24.5 per cent).
However, China and Thailand increased their import of Vietnamese seafood significantly in the first four months of the year by 50.2 per cent and 23.7 per cent respectively.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Customs collection reduces by 5.25%
The General Department of Customs collected VND56.3 trillion (US$2.7 billion) in the first four months of the year, accounting for 23.7 per cent of the yearly plan. The amount marked a year-on-year reduction of 5.25 per cent.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon)