Agro-forestry-fisheries export hits 35.5 bln USD in nine months

The agricultural sector remained a pillar of the country’s economy, bringing in 35.5 billion USD from the export of agro-forestry-fishery products in the fist nine months of this year, a 17.7 percent increase compared to the same period in 2020, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

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The ministry reported that farm produce staples accounted for 15.8 billion USD (14.4 percent), while main forestry products contributed nearly 12 billion USD and fisheries products 6.2 billion USD.

The agricultural sector saw added value in the third quarter increase 1.04 percent compared to the same period last year, pushing the nine-month growth rate of the sector’s added value to 2.74 percent and contributed 23.5 percent to the national economy’s overall growth./.

VNA