Rice output up 1.1 million tonnes in 2021
Vietnam’s rice output topped 43.86 million tonnes in 2021, up 1.1 million tonnes year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Although the rice cultivation area decreased by about 39,700 ha, the productivity increased by nearly 1.9 quintals/ha compared to 2020.
The use of high-quality rice varieties in farming surged by 77%, contributing to raising the proportion of high-quality rice in export to over 89%, helping lift the average export price of rice to US$503 per tonne in 2021 from US$496 per tonne in 2020.Vietnam’s rice export turnover was estimated to reach US$3.27 billion in 2021.
The agriculture sector aims to produce 48.3 million tonnes of food grains in 2022, including 43 - 43.9 million tonnes of rice.In the winter-spring crop 2021-2022, the south and the north - the two largest rice growing regions - planned to grow rice on 1.6 million ha and nearly 1.1 million ha, respectively.
Meanwhile, the south central coastal and Central Highlands regions will cultivate rice on a total area of over 321,000 ha.