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Agro-Forestry-Fishery Export Value Rises Sharply Despite COVID-19 Epidemic

03/07/02021 | BY linhnt

According to the General Statistics Office (GSO), the growth rate of agro-forestry-fishery production value in the first half of 2021 was estimated at 3.84%, of which agriculture increased by 3.71%, forestry by 3.98%, and fishery by 4.25%.

According to a report from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the production value of many sectors has recorded positive growth. Specifically, vegetable production increased by 1.2%, with many perennial industrial crops such as coffee, pepper, cashew, and tea all posting increases of 2-5%. Main fruit trees such as mango, banana, dragon fruit, orange, pomelo andlychee have increased output by 3-12%. Regarding rice production, the volume was estimated at about 3 million tonnes (down 11.6%) but the export price increased by over 13.1% over the same period in 2020.

In regards to husbandry, in the first six months of the year, cattle and poultry herds recovered and thrived. According to the GSO, cow herds increased by about 2.5%, pignumbers by 11.6%, and poultry by 5.4%. Total volume of all products was estimated at 3.16 million tonnes, a year-on-year increase of 22.58%.

In the field of forestry, 265,550 hectares of large timber intensive forest was planted across the country, reaching 95.7% of the set plan. Timber production is estimated at 7.95 million m3, up 5.7%. Special attention has also been paid to forest fire protection and prevention.

Meanwhile, the total production of aquatic products has reached over 4.1 million tonnes, up 2.6%; of which 2 million tonnes were exploited, up 1.4%, and 2.1 million tonnes was farmed, up 4.1%.

Despite being affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, the agro-forestry-fishery export value still increased sharply, achieving high results and exceeding the set plan. Agro-forestry-fishery export revenue in the first half reached over US$24.23 billion with trade surplus of US$3.14 billion.

In the last six months of the year, the agriculture and rural development sector is striving to reach the GDP growth rate of 3 - 3.2%, while the production value of the whole sector is expected to increase by 3.2 - 3.5%.

Source: Nhan Dan Online