Updated  
June, 21 2013 10:47:25

Cassava exporters can cash-in

HCM CITY (VNS)— The export of cassava can earn the country up to US$2 billion if local exporters can penetrate the European and US markets, according to Nguyen Van Lang, President of the Viet Nam Cassava Association.

He noted that while Viet Nam has more than 100 processing factories meeting the high standards of selective markets, major markets for Vietnamese cassava are currently limited to Asia, such as mainland China, South Korea and Taiwan.

According to the association's statistics, the country now has 560,000ha of cassava, with an annual output of 9.4 million tonnes.

Viet Nam had planned to use all of its cassava output for the production of bio-ethanol. However, the economic downturn has delayed the operation of ethanol factories, forcing cassava producers to turn to exporting their products.

Last year, the country shipped abroad over 4.2 million tonnes of cassava, bringing home $1.35 billion, a year-on-year rise of over 57 per cent in volume and 41 per cent in value, making it the second largest cassava exporter in the world after Thailand. — VNS


COMMENTS
Saliu Sanni - saliuwahab@yahoo.com   Saliu Sanni
July, 13 2013 23:43:25
Good evening, I read about the cassava export in the Viet Nam News and was amazed by the figures. I am from ASA in Kwara State Nigeria, an area with high cassava production and versed agricultural land. I will like you to give me an insight into what kind of cassava is needed for exportation and the country of high request. What and what is required and a link (connection) for possible business proposal. Thank you for your time and consideration. Saliu Sanni 08030967553
Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce 1    HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce

High demand for farm produce and the sheer variety of ways in which it is brought into HCM City from other localities makes quality control a very difficult task, officials say.

Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous

Top craftsmen and women from seven silk villages in Viet Nam will participate in the Viet Nam Silk Culture Day at Hoi An city's Silk Village centre on December 28.

Local art smashes auction record Local art smashes auction record

Days after noted Vietnamese artist Le Pho's View from the Hilltop set a new auction record, art collector Nguyen Minh still has a lingering feeling of regret.

Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners 2    Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners

Architecture and cultural managers discussed Long Bien Bridge's future at a seminar held on Wednesday in Ha Noi.

Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis

Viet Nam suffered a nightmare yesterday at My Dinh Stadium in Ha Noi as they were knocked out of the ASEAN Football Federation-Suzuki Cup.