REFILE-Vietnam March coffee exports likely down 12.7% y/y at 150,000 tonnes - gov't data

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HANOI, March 27 (Reuters) - Vietnam's coffee exports in the first three months of the year likely fell 12.7% from a year earlier to 794,000 tonnes, while rice exports likely rose 1.1%, government data released on Friday showed.


Coffee exports from Vietnam are expected to fall an estimated 12.7% in the first ten months of this year from a year earlier to 794,000 tonnes, equal to 13,233 60-kg bags, the General Statistics Office (GSO) said on Friday.

Coffee export revenue for Vietnam, the world's biggest producer of the robusta bean, will likely decline 6.4% to $653 million in Q1.

The country's coffee shipments in October are estimated at 150,000 tonnes, valued at $254 million.


Rice exports in January-March are forecast to increase 1.1% from a year earlier to 1.4 million tonnes.

Revenue from rice exports in the period is expected to increase 7.9% to $653 million.

March rice exports from Vietnam, the world's third-largest shipper of the grain, likely totalled 480,000 tonnes, worth $222 million.


Vietnam's January-March crude oil exports were seen rising 11.6% from the same period last year to an estimated 1.28 million tonnes.

Crude oil export revenue in January to March is expected to fall 8% from a year earlier to $532 million.

Oil product imports in the first quarter were estimated at 3.172 million tonnes, up 57.5% from the same period last year, while the value of product imports increased 67.9% to $1.499 billion.

The GSO trade data is subject to revision next month. (Reporting by Phuong Nguyen Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

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