Last year, the country’s rice export hit a 10-year high of 7.1 million metric tons, generating US$3.45 billion in revenue, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The average yield stands at 60.7 quintals per hectare, projecting an output of over 43.1 million metric tons of unhusked rice, up approximately 452,000 metric tons in comparison to 2022. This means Vietnam has about 13.6 million metric tons of unhusked rice, corresponding to a potential seven million metric tons of rice, available for export. Hoan mentioned the importation of more than one million metric tons from Cambodia annually as a contingency measure when required. In addition to rice, Vietnam generates an annual average of seven million metric tons of fresh meat, 10 million metric tons of seafood, and tens of millions of tons of vegetables and fruits.