Vietnam Pepper Production And Exports Jump In 2013

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As per the latest release from the General Department of Vietnam Customs, Vietnam had exported 1,34,000 tonnes of pepper with value of USD900 million in the whole year 2013, up 14.90% and surged 13.40% respectively in volume and value terms over same period last year. The country exported 6,000 tonnes of pepper with value of USD 43 million in the month of December and the re-estimated figure for November is 6,000 tonnes and USD 40 million.

Vietnam pepper cultivated area estimated higher at 51,100 hectare in 2013, over 48,200 hectare in the last year, recording an increase of 6%. The overall production is estimated at 1,22,100 tonnes in 2013, up from 1,16,000 tonnes, the production increased by 5.30%.