Vietnam exports 3.5 million tonnes of rice in first half

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Vietnam exports 3.5 million tonnes of rice in first half

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The VFA reported that farmers in the Mekong delta, Vietnam’s largest rice bowl, have harvested over 210,000 hectares of rice out of the total cultivated area of 1.6 million hectares in the 2010-2011 summer-autumn crop with an average yield of 5 tonnes per hectare, up 0.2 tonnes over the yield in the same period last year.

The provinces of An Giang and Can Tho saw even higher average yields of 6-6.5 tonnes per hectare.

Normal rice was purchased at prices from VND 5,800 to 6,000 per kilogramme, meanwhile the price of high quality rice type was between VND 6,300 and 6,800 per kilogramme. As a result, farmers earned profits of 30-35% compared to production cost.

(VNA)

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