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Vietnam November Rice Exports Forecast at 400,000 Tons

November 24, 2011

Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Vietnam, the world’s second-biggest rice exporter, may ship 400,000 metric tons this month, according to figures released today from the General Statistics Office in Hanoi, 20 percent less than in the same period last year.

The nation exported 450,000 tons in October, latest figures from the Statistics Office show, unchanged from a previous forecast. Exports in the first eleven months of 2011 were estimated at 6.78 million tons, up 6.2 percent from a year earlier.

Vietnam exported 497,000 tons in November last year according to preliminary GSO data.

--Nick Heath, Diep Ngoc Pham. Editor: K. Oanh Ha

To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Nick Heath in Hanoi at nheath2@bloomberg.net; Diep Ngoc Pham in Hanoi at dpham5@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: K. Oanh Ha at oha3@bloomberg.net


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