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Vietnam Exported 7.11 Million Tons Rice in 2011, Group Says

January 03, 2012

Jan. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Vietnam, the world’s second-largest rice exporter, shipped 7.11 million metric tons in 2011, the Vietnam Food Association said.

Shipments were 376,365 tons in December, the association said in a statement on its website today.

Vietnam’s 2011 exports exceed the record 6.75 million tons that were shipped in 2010 according to the association. Shipments first surpassed the previous year’s total in the year to Dec. 8, the association said Dec. 12.

The country’s agricultural ministry said Nov. 30 Vietnam may ship 7.37 million tons in 2011.

--Nick Heath. Editor: Richard Dobson

To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Nick Heath in Hanoi at nheath2@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Richard Dobson at rdobson4@bloomberg.net


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