In the News (Vietnam): Exports rise, but tea half price

HA NOI — Viet Nam earned US$178 million from tea exports last year, a report by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said.

This represents an increase of 27.34 percentage points in volume and 21.3 percentage points in value over 2008.

Nguyen Kim Phong, chairman of the Viet Nam Tea Association, said in December alone, Viet Nam exported 11,000 tonnes of tea, an increase of 1,000 tonnes over November.

According to Phong, changing consumer preferences has helped the tea industry overcome challenges posed by the global recession.

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