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Updated : 9/30/2015 11:18:44 AM

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Farm produce faces unpredictable future


Current factors, including the global recession, Chinese yuan
devaluation and global oversupply, do not support Vietnamese
farm exports, experts say.

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Exports unsatisfactory this year
Nguyen Do Anh Tuan, head of Ipsard (the Institute of Policy and
Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development), noted that Vietnams farm exports had been decreasing since the
beginning of the year. This was partly attributed to Vietnams rivals devaluing their currencies, thus making
Vietnamese exports more expensive.

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Vietnams farm and seafood produce has become less competitive in price compared with Indian and Thai rice,

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Brazilian and Colombian coffee, Thai, Indian and Indonesian shrimp, and Indonesian and Malaysian rubber.
As the Chinese economy takes a hit, the worlds economies, have been reeling as well. Vietnam's economy bears
the biggest influence from Chinas economic problems as 20 % of Vietnams agricultural products are exported to

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According to Tuan, in the first seven months of the year, China consumed 37 % of Vietnams total rice exports, 47 %

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of rubber, 36 % of vegetables and fruits, 13 % of wooden furniture products, 12 % of cashew nuts and 7 % of
seafood exports.

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Nguyen Trung Kien from Ipsard agreed that Vietnams farm produce had become less competitive because of the

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Previously, Vietnams rice had a competitive selling price compared with Thailand and India. However, the prices
are now nearly the same.

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Kien noted that Vietnams agricultural growth rate heavily depends on exports, but exports have been unsatisfactory
so far this year.
Its farm exports in general have been average as the rice export value is down by 13 %, coffee 16 %, rubber 6 % and

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The country exported $9.2 billion worth of farm produce in the first eight months of the year, a decrease of 7.7 % over
the same period in 2014.

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In 2013, China consumed 66 % of Vietnams rice exports, while the figure was just 47 % in the first four months of

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Regarding coffee exports, since Brazilian and Colombian arabica coffee prices have decreased sharply as a result

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of the local currencies depreciation, Vietnams robusta exports have suffered.


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Kien warned that weak competitiveness plus weak demand in the world market would still be big problems for
Vietnams farm produce in the time to come.

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) and several other institutions all have predicted that
the price of farm produce such as rice, coffee and shrimp would see a downward trend until 2020.

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A 7-13 % decline in prices has been predicted for the next several years.
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