|Việt Nam spent some US$15 million to import nearly 2,300 tonnes of beef from Australia and the US in the first two months of this year. — Photo baocongthuong.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam spent some US$15 million to import nearly 2,300 tonnes of beef from Australia and the United States in the first two months of this year, according to the General Department of Customs.
Of this, some 1,349 tonnes of beef worth $8.9 million came from the United States, while 948 tonnes worth $6.6 million were imported from Australia.
Việt Nam imported 930 tonnes of boneless beef and 18 tonnes of beef ribs from Australia and 834 tonnes of boneless beef and 65 tonnes of beef ribs from the United States.
In 2017, the country had imported 210 tonnes of beef ribs and 3,901 tonnes of boneless beef from Australia, while it had imported 6,085 tonnes of boneless beef and 353 tonnes of beef ribs from the United States, reported the Pháp luật Thành phố HCM (HCM City Law) newspaper.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said in 2017, Việt Nam imported over 6,500 tonnes of pork worth $11.07 million and more than 81,000 tonnes of poultry meat, valued at over $75.7 million.
Last year, the nation imported 262,321 units of live cattle and nearly 42,000 tonnes of beef worth $410 million. — VNS