Trade in Vietnam’s coffee market ground to a virtual halt due to a lack of beans, while domestic prices in Indonesia fell this week as supplies continued to rise, traders said on Thursday.
Local gold prices eased slightly on Thursday after soaring to an 8.5-year high at near VND50 million (US$2,168) per tael (1.2 ounces) on Wednesday. The same trend was reported in the global market.
Vietnamese lychees have been put up for sale in Singapore’s FairPrice supermarket chain, making the first time the fruit has been imported to the Southeast Asian country on a large scale.
Nearly 2,500 pigs were imported via the Lao Bao Border Gate in the central province of Quang Tri on Tuesday night.
The southern province of Dong Nai in the first half of this year gained growth of nearly 7 per cent in footwear export value to US$2.14 billion compared to the same period last year.
The Long An Dragon Fruit Association signed a co-operation agreement with Lavi Agri Company Limited on purchasing and consuming red dragon fruit in the province’s Chau Thanh and Tan Tru districts on Monday.
The recurrence of the African swine fever (ASF) in many localities nationwide has led to the culling of 5,856 affected pigs as of June 28, according to a Department of Animal Health official.
Viet Nam imported more than 38,000 cars of various types, worth a total US$846 million, in the first six months of this year, decreasing by nearly 32,000 units in volume and VND700 million in value year-on-year.
Vietnam’s coffee exports in the first half of this year are expected to have increased 3.7% from a year earlier to 955,000 metric tons, and rice exports are seen up 5.6%, government data released on Monday showed.
The Philippine government has dropped a plan to import up to 300,000 tonnes of rice from various governments as its traditional main supplier, Vietnam, has resumed selling grains, the agriculture department said late on Saturday.