Vietnam exports $550mn worth of animal products in ’18

14 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

HANOI: Vietnam gained 550 million U.S. dollars from exporting animal products, mainly pork, chicken, eggs, honey and fresh milk, in 2018, according to its Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Wednesday.

In 2018, Vietnam produced 3.8 million tons of pork, up 2.2 percent year-on-year; nearly 1.2 million tons of poultry meat, up 6.5 percent year-on-year; 11.8 billion fowl eggs, up 11 percent year-on-year; and roughly 1 million tons of milk. Part of the animal products were exported, mostly to Asian markets and Russia, reports Xinhua.

The ministry is urging farms and traders to focus on improving productivity and quality, cutting production costs and ensuring hygiene and food safety.