December 31, 2023 | 13:30 GMT+7

Agricultural sector posts record growth for last decade

Chu Khôi -

Sector’s GDP growth at 3.83% in 2023.

Vietnam’s agricultural sector posted GDP growth of 3.83 per cent in 2023, the highest growth in a decade, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

The total rice cultivation area reached 7.12 million ha, up 10,100 ha compared to 2022.

Rice output set a record of 43.5 million tons, up 800,000 tons.

The sector targets over 43 million tons in 2024.

Meanwhile, total aquaculture output reached over 9.3 billion tons, a year-on-year rise of 2.2 per cent, including more than 6.6 billion tons of fish, up 1.8 per cent, and 1.356 billion tons of shrimp, up 5 per cent.

Regarding forestry, the country planted an additional 298,200 ha of forest, down 2.7 per cent year-on-year. The total volume of wood exploited in 2023 was estimated at 20.8 million cu m, up 2.8 per cent year-on-year.

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