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Rice Exports From Vietnam Reach 6.55 Million Tons, Group Says

Vietnam, the world’s second-largest rice exporter, shipped 6.55 million metric tons from the start of the year to Nov. 17, the Vietnam Food Association said.

Shipments were 230,755 tons between Nov. 1 and Nov. 17, the association said in a statement on its website today.

Vietnam may ship 7.49 million tons in 2011, the nation’s agricultural ministry said in a report in October. The country exported a record 6.75 million tons of rice last year, according to the association.

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