Despite the impact of the pandemic and much political unrest, the agricultural sector secured significant achievements in 2022.
|Agriculture had many outstanding achievements in 2022 |
In 2022, Vietnam's agriculture, forestry, and fishing sector reported an increase of 3.36 per cent in GDP. The total export turnover of agriculture, forestry, and aquaculture reached $53.32 billion, up 9.3 per cent on-year. The trade surplus for the whole year was $8.5 billion, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) at a press conference on December 30.
The grain yield in 2022 stood at 47.1 million tonnes; 42.7 million tonnes of which was rice, enough to meet the domestic demand, along with animal feed production and export (7.2 million tonnes).
The total live meat weight touched 7.05 million tonnes. A total of 474,300 tonnes was beef, 4.42 million tonnes pork, and chicken was 2.03 million. The total capacity of eggs was 18.3 billion, up 4.4 per cent. Finally, the total aquaculture capacity reached 9.03 million tonnes, up 2,7 per cent on-year.
Nguyen Van Viet, director of the Planning Department under the MARD said, “The agricultural sector has succeeded in expanding its export markets. The industry resolved commercial barriers to take the export turnover to a new record.”
The total export turnover saw a new record of $53.32 billion, up 9.3 per cent on-year. The agricultural products that achieved an export turnover of $3 billion included timber and wood products ($10.92 billion), shrimp ($4.43 billion), coffee ($3.94 billion), rice ($3.49 billion), rubber ($3.31 billion), fruits and vegetable ($3.34 billion), and cashew nuts ($3.07 billion).
Many of Vietnam's agricultural products have gained access to new markets. For example, durian, sweet potato, and bird's nests have secured permits to ship to China, and pomelo can now be exported to the United States, longan to Japan, and lemon and pomelo to New Zealand.
“As of the end of 2022, the agricultural industry built 2,510 safe supply chain models for agriculture, forestry, and aquaculture, up by 866 compared to 2021, which attracted the participation of over 300 enterprises, 150 cooperatives, and a number of large groups namely Dabaco, Ba Huan, and Saigon Co.op,” Viet said. “In 2023, it is predicted that the global economy will face many challenges, including the pressure caused by inflation, a sharp increase in production costs, the negative impacts of climate change, changes in demand, and new consumption patterns, especially due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. However, the agricultural sector is still set to grow next year.”
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