Tea exports record double-digit growth in 2022

Saturday, 07/01/2023 21:12
Tea exports in the fourth quarter of 2022 amounted to 54,000 tonnes, bringing in US$79 million, up 53.6% in volume and 30.3% in value compared to the same period from last year, reported the Voice of Vietnam.
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According to the Import and Export Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), the average tea export price in the reviewed period stood at US$1,460 per tonne, a year-on-year decline of 15.1%.

Last year witnessed Vietnam export 146,000 tonnes of tea, raking in US$237 million, up 15.3% in volume and 310.7% year on year.

The average export price of tea last year was US$1,620 per tonne, down 4% compared to figures recorded in 2021.

With these positive results, there will be a bright prospect for the export of tea in 2023, particularly as the global economic situation is expected to get better and demand for goods will increase in major export markets.

Green tea was the main export item for 11 months of 2022, reaching 55.200 tonnes valued at US$104 million, up 12.2% in volume and 9.1% in value compared to the same period from 2021.

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The average export price of green tea hit US$1,884.2 per tonne, an annual decrease of 2.8%.

Key consumers of Vietnamese tea include Pakistan, Taiwan (China), Japan, the United States, and the UK.

Vietnam boasts over 170 tea varieties, with local production areas moving towards organic farming for sustainable growth and to meet changing market demands.

One million poor people to receive support during Lunar New Year festival

The Vietnam Red Cross societies at all levels are striving to support 1 million poor people and those from vulnerable groups with a total amount of 600 billion VND (25.5 million USD) in the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) – the biggest festival in a year of Vietnamese people, reported Vietnam News Agency.

Poor people in Hanoi get Tet gifts under "Tet of Mercy" Movement (Photo: VNA)

The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRC) Central Committee said that as of January 6, it had allocated 33 billion VND (1.4 million USD) in cash and in kind to provinces and cities across the nation to help them carry out activities of the “Tet of Mercy” Movement 2023.

President of the VRC Central Committee Bui Thi Hoa said that the "Tet of Mercy" Movement is inherited from the "Tet for the Poor and Agent Orange Victims" Movement launched by the organisation in 1999 in order to continue mobilising public donations to provide material and spiritual support for the poor, disadvantaged people, and those from vulnerable groups to enjoy a warm Lunar New Year.

Various activities under the movement will be held nationwide to January 16 (the 25th day of the last lunar month).

Airlines permitted to resume flights to China to pre-pandemic levels

Vietnamese airlines are now permitted to resume regular flights to China like in the pre-COVID-19 period as China is about to remove restrictions on regular international flights to this country, Vietnam News Agency qouted the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) saying that.

Planes of Vietnamese airlines at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi (Photo: VNA) 

The CAAV has informed Vietnamese airlines of the Chinese policy as soon as it received the announcement from the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

Accordingly, the carriers can operate flights like in the pre-pandemic period. They are allowed to restore regular flights to the frequencies regulated in bilateral aviation agreements.

Limits on the number of passengers on a flight will also be lifted.

Services at Chinese airports may have yet to be provided sufficiently as requested, so Vietnamese airlines should work with those airports in advance to ensure stable and smooth resumption of their international flights, the CAAV added.

The authority held that as the international aviation market is still recovering gradually, demand for air transport in the time ahead still mainly come from those making business trips, visiting relatives, and studying abroad. The granting of tourist visas by both China and Vietnam also remains limited.

Therefore, the air travel between the two countries is unable to return to pre-pandemic levels in the short term, it said.

Vietnam gains broadcast rights for 32nd SEA Games

The Vietnam Cable Television Corporation (VTVcab) has become the first in the country to hold the broadcast rights for the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 32) in Cambodia, reported Vietnam News Agency.

The logos and mascots of the SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games in Cambodia in 2023 (Source: VNA)

Speaking in Hanoi on January 7, Chairman of VTVcab Hoang Ngoc Huan said his company pledges that viewers nationwide can watch the biggest regional sporting event. It will also take part in producing programmes reflecting sideline events of the Games.

The firm is also ready to assist the Cambodian side in producing shows on the 32nd SEA Games, he added.

Meanwhile, a representative of On Media thanked the SEA Games 32 organising committee for choosing the company as the distributor of the Games broadcast rights on different media platforms in the territory of Vietnam.

On Media will popularise not only the Games but also the land and people of Cambodia to Vietnamese viewers, the company said.

SEA Games 32, slated for May 2023, is the first of its kind to take place in Cambodia./.

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