Agricultural Exports Post Record High

      January 05, 2018 10:52

      Exports of agricultural products recorded an all-time high last year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said Thursday.

      Exports of agricultural products last year reached US$6.83 billion, up 5.6 percent from US$6.46 billion in 2016. It was the highest ever and the first time that agricultural exports increased by more than 5 percent for two years in a row.

      Although shipments of poultry dropped 58.7 percent on-year due to outbreaks of avian influenza, those of instant noodles (31.2 percent), strawberries (29 percent), and ginseng and other herb products (18.7 percent) rose, thereby offsetting the balance.

      Exports to China decreased 10 percent while those to Japan and Taiwan increased 13.4 and 10.2 percent.

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