Vietnam, the world’s second-largest rice exporter in 2011, shipped 5.82 million metric tons this year through Sept. 27, the Vietnam Food Association said.
Shipments from Sept. 1 to Sept. 27 were 719,619 tons, it said in a statement on its website.
The Southeast Asian nation exported a record 7.11 million tons in 2011, according to the association. The country will match or exceed last year’s exports in 2012, Cao Duc Phat, agriculture minister, said on Sept. 7.
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