Agricultural exports at the beginning of the year prospered, creating momentum for agricultural restructuring

(TBTCO) – Commodities such as fruits, vegetables, timber, and forest and aquatic products are forecast to have a large growth in exports at the beginning of the year. This creates momentum for the export target of about 49 billion USD in 2022 and accelerates agricultural restructuring in the coming time.

Figure 1. Export of agricultural products at the beginning of the year prospered, creating momentum for agricultural restructuring. Photo: Khanh Linh


Figure 2. Red dragon fruit production at Hunghau foods

Lots of positive signals

Not only coffee and pepper products have many positive signals right from the beginning of the year, but also for seafood products, there are also many positive forecasts. Mr. Nguyen Hoai Nam – Deputy General Secretary of the Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (Vasep) said that in 2022, shrimp exports to the US and EU are expected to continue to grow by double digits; Exports to China recovered after a sharp decline in 2021, exports to South Korea and Japan grew slightly because the demand from these two markets was quite stable.

Along with shrimp exports, pangasius exports are forecast to grow again in 2022 and the China-Hong Kong market is still a potential area for pangasius exports. This is optimistic news, because according to Vasep, from the end of 2021, pangasius exports to the China – Hong Kong market have grown again…

Mr. Do Xuan Lap – Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Timber and Forest Products Association said that the prospect of exporting wood and wood products from now until the end of the first quarter of 2022 is very positive because the main export markets such as the US and EU countries are starting to recover from the Covid-19 epidemic.

Accordingly, Vietnam’s office furniture exports will grow positively thanks to the domestic epidemic being controlled, increasing demand in the world market; Many businesses have had orders until the end of the year and even the end of the first quarter of 2022.

Striving for a growth rate of 2.8 – 2.9%

Analyzing Vietnam’s agricultural export market in 2022, Mr. Nguyen Quoc Toan – Director of the Department of Agricultural Product Processing and Market Development (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development – Agriculture and Rural Development), exporting Vietnamese goods The year 2022 is optimistic because the world’s demand increases after the Covid-19 epidemic.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan shared that in 2022, the whole industry strives to achieve a growth rate of 2.8 – 2.9%; production value growth rate reached 2.9 – 3.0%; total export turnover reached about 49 billion USD.

To achieve this goal, Mr. Le Minh Hoan said, in the first quarter of 2022, the agricultural sector will continue to accelerate the restructuring of the industry, improve the productivity, quality of agricultural products and the efficiency of production and business; strive to exceed the year’s growth target at a high rate; quickly switch to agricultural economic thinking. To step up the restructuring of agriculture according to three key product groups, by sectors and fields, and to restructure agricultural production by region; drastic implementation of solutions to support production and business development; strive to achieve and exceed the targets in the fields of production…

“The whole industry will adjust the production structure of agriculture, forestry and fishery. This is reflected in the transformation of the structure of crops and products in accordance with market advantages and demands, and adaptation to climate change. Particularly for strategic products such as seafood, the Ministry will implement synchronously and effectively the recommendations of the European Commission (EC) to withdraw the EC’s “yellow card”, towards sustainable development of marine fisheries. , effectively” – Minister Le Minh Hoan emphasized.

In particular, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will closely coordinate with ministries and sectors to accelerate the negotiation process to expand export markets to EU countries under the Vietnam-EU FTA (EVFTA) and countries under the Vietnam-EU FTA Eurasian Economic Union (VN-EAEU FTA).

In addition, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is consulting with Vietnamese embassies and Trade Offices abroad, firstly the EU and China, to develop a scheme to export agricultural products sustainably, without letting the situation go to a new crop. go to collect agricultural products for export but must create a standardized raw material area.

Recently, Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has just signed Decision No. 150/QD-TTg approving the Strategy for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development for the period of 2021 – 2030, with a vision to 2050. Specific goals until 2020. By 2030, the GDP growth rate of agriculture, forestry and fishery will reach an average of 2.5 – 3%/year, the productivity growth rate of agricultural, forestry and fishery workers will reach an average of 5.5 – 6%/year; expand and develop markets, especially export markets. The growth rate of export value of agricultural, forestry and fishery products reaches an average of 5-6%/year. By 2050, Vietnam will become one of the leading agricultural countries in the world with a modern, efficient and environmentally friendly agricultural product processing industry.

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