Agricultural exports see surplus 3.2 times higher

Agricultural exports see surplus 3.2 times higher

The office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), on May 4, informed that the total import and export turnover of agro-forestry-fishery products was estimated at US$31.8 billion, up 7 percent compared to the first four months of 2021. Of which, Vietnam saw a surplus of nearly $4 billion, 3.2 times higher than the same period last year.
Mekong Delta needs proper investment in logistics infrastructure

Mekong Delta needs proper investment in logistics infrastructure

The Mekong Delta is the main agricultural growing area of the country. However, the competitiveness of agricultural products in the region is being held back by many factors, including the burden of high and unreasonable logistics costs. The reason is that the expressway in the Mekong Delta is the lowest compared to the whole country. Although inland waterway transport plays a key role, there is a lack of investment, making logistics sluggish.
Cross-border trade: Convenient but vulnerable

Cross-border trade: Convenient but vulnerable

The main reason for the congestion of agricultural products at the Northern border gates has not been determined whether it was because China tightened Covid-19 prevention and control measures or applied strict technical measures on agricultural products exported from Vietnam.
Over 100,000 tons of Binh Thuan dragon fruits need to be consumed

Over 100,000 tons of Binh Thuan dragon fruits need to be consumed

Recently, the export of dragon fruits of Binh Thuan Province through the Chinese market encountered many difficulties because the Northern border gates constantly closed and stopped customs clearance. Currently, dragon fruits are difficult to sell, although the selling price is extremely low, only from VND500-VND2,000 per kg.
Investment in cold storage needed for proactive export of agricultural products

Investment in cold storage needed for proactive export of agricultural products

Before the Lunar New Year, many fruits and agricultural products exported to China were stuck at the border gates, with thousands of containers, and traders neglected to purchase them. However, just after the end of the Lunar New Year, fruit prices skyrocketed, benefiting businesses, which had had cold storage warehouses to store goods before.
Positive signals from agricultural sector

Positive signals from agricultural sector

The Covid-19 pandemic is developing complicatedly globally, but agricultural exports of Vietnam in the first six months of this year still exceed the set plan.
Purple sweet potato prices fall again after short increase

Purple sweet potato prices fall again after short increase

The price of Japanese purple sweet potatoes in Vinh Long and Dong Thap provinces had just increased from VND40,000-VND50,000 per quintal to about VND200,000 per quintal, but in the past few days, it has dropped to about VND100,000 per quintal due to the difficult export situation.
Halal food market: great opportunity for Vietnamese agricultural products

Halal food market: great opportunity for Vietnamese agricultural products

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), the demand for Halal food in the world is increasing, not only among the Islamic community but also non-Muslims. The current global trade in Halal food is estimated at US$80 billion, accounting for about 12 percent of all global trade in agricultural and food products. This brings promising opportunities for enterprises importing and exporting agricultural products and foods in Vietnam.