Cassava exports to Japan surge

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 13:21

Farmers harvest cassava in An Co hamlet in Tay Ninh Province’s Chau Thanh District.—VNA/VNS Photo Le Duc Hoanh

Viet Nam’s cassava exports to Japan surged in the first four months of the year to 10,100 tonnes worth US$2.42 million.

These represented increases of 379.4 per cent and 263.8 per cent year-on-year.

But figures from the General Department of Customs show that the country’s overall cassava exports declined by 26.7 per cent to 1.09 million tonnes though their value remained virtually unchanged at $369 million.

This was because the average export price was 37.3 per cent up at $338 per tonne though in Japan it fell by almost a fourth to $239.

China remained the biggest importer buying more than 980,000 tonnes though its imports were down 26 per cent.

Exports to Malaysia, the Philippines and Taiwan saw declines both in terms of quantity and value. — VNS

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