Rice output up 1.1 million tonnes in 2021

Vietnam’s rice output topped 43.86 million tonnes in 2021, up 1.1 million tonnes year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Rice output up 1.1 million tonnes in 2021 (Photo: VNA)
Rice output up 1.1 million tonnes in 2021 (Photo: VNA)

Although the rice cultivation area decreased by about 39,700 ha, the productivity increased by nearly 1.9 quintals/ha compared to 2020.

The use of high-quality rice varieties in farming surged by 77 percent , contributing to raising the proportion of high-quality rice in export to over 89 percent, helping lift the average export price of rice to 503 USD per tonne in 2021 from 496 USD per tonne in 2020.

Vietnam’s rice export turnover was estimated to reach 3.27 billion USD in 2021.

The agriculture sector aims to produce 48.3 million tonnes of food grains in 2022, including 43 - 43.9 million tonnes of rice.

In the winter-spring crop 2021-2022, the south and the north - the two largest rice growing regions, planned to grow rice on 1.6 million ha and nearly 1.1 million ha, respectively. Meanwhile, the south central coastal and Central Highlands regions will cultivate rice on a total area of over 321,000 ha.