Rice Exports From Vietnam Reach 473,802 Tons, Association Says

Vietnam, the world’s second-largest rice exporter, shipped 473,802 metric tons from the start of the year to Feb. 23, according to the Vietnam Food Association.

Shipments were 194,527 tons from Feb. 1 to Feb. 23, it said on its website today.

Vietnam, which exported a record 7.11 million tons in 2011, according to the association, may ship 6.58 million to 7.34 million tons this year, the agriculture ministry said in a report posted on its website Feb. 3.

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