Shipments of coffee from Vietnam grow
Hanoi, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam exported 955 thousand tons of coffee in the first semester of the year and received 1.6 billion dollars for this concept, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce reported.
In June, shipments maintained a good pace, totaling 140 tons worth $237 million USD, helped by a slight (1.2 percent) rebound in international prices.
Vietnam, which is the second largest coffee exporter in the world after Brazil, exported 1.71 million tons last year worth 2,770 billion dollars.
Revenues were lower than expected because international prices fell 8.9 percent as Brazil placed higher volumes on the market after the fall of its currency.
Vietnam exports coffee to more than 80 countries, with just over 14.2 percent of the worldwide coffee exports being covered by this country.
The European Union is currently its main buyer, which accounts for about 40 percent of the total billing, followed by the countries of Southeast Asia.
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