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13 key agricultural products announced

16:08 | 14/01/2019

VGP – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development issued a Circular on a list of 13 key agricultural products. 

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The list includes rice, coffee, rubber, cashew nuts, pepper, tea, vegetables and fruit, cassava and cassava products, pork, meat and eggs, tra fish, shrimp, wood and wood products.

Four main groups of criteria that most countries use to identify their key agricultural products include economic criteria, social criteria, environmental criteria, and the criteria of products prioritized for development.

The 10 commodity groups with export turnover of over US$1 billion continued to be maintained, of which five items posted a revenue of more than US$3 billion, including wood and wood products (US$8.86 billion), shrimp (US$3.59 billion), fruit and vegetable (US$3.81 billion), coffee (US$3.46 billion) and cashew nuts (US$3.43 billion).

Viet Nam gained US$40 billion from exporting agriculture-aquaculture-forestry products in 2018, entering the list of top 15 exporters of agricultural, forestry, aquatic products in the world, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Viet Nam sets the target of earning US$43 billion from exporting agriculture-aquaculture-forestry products by 2019.

By Thuy Dung