According to the Vietnam Food Association, India's rice exports in 2020 reached 14.2 million tons, so this country continued to be the largest rice exporter in the world.
During the past year, Thailand's rice exports fell sharply to 5.27 million tons from 7.58 million tons in 2019. This was the lowest volume of Thailand's rice exports in the past 20 years.
Meanwhile, although Vietnam's rice exports also decreased in volume, but by a small 1.9% and reached 6.25 million tons.
Thus, in 2020, Vietnam surpassed Thailand to return to the 2nd position in the world’s rice export, after many years being at the third place, after India and Thailand.
In 2021, Vietnam still has a chance to hold this position, because the Ministry of Commerce of Thailand has set a target of exporting only 6 million tons of rice this year, while Vietnam can still keep its export volume at least equivalent to 2020.
Information from the International Pepper Community shows that Vietnam continues to be the largest pepper producer and exporter in the world in 2020.
In the first month of this year, Vietnam’s importation of soybean has strongly increased in both volume and value.
Vietnam’s exportation of seafood, vegetables … to the UK has made steady and positive growth in January, which includes the impacts from the UKVFTA.
As the market share continues to increase, Vietnam cashew nuts have accounted for approximately 90% of the US cashew imports in 2020.
China’s fruit imports value has been increasing and topped US$ 10 billion for the first time in 2020.
China has boosted its grain imports as its hog farming has recovered while it has faced corn shortfall, which is reshaping the global grain market.