According to the Argentinean hygiene and food quality department (SENASA), the products with the highest export value include soybean powder (US$28.8 million), corn (US$21.46 million), and vegetable-based cattle feed (US$4.93 million).
Animal products exported to Vietnam brought Argentina US$14.43 million, particularly cow’s milk, fish, chicken powder, shrimp and cattle hides.
Last year, Argentina’s agricultural exports to Vietnam fell by 31 percent in volume to 1,410,849 tonnes and 3 percent in value to US$581 million against 2010.
Argentina imported 989 tonnes of agricultural products worth US$3.26 million from Vietnam, down 12 percent in volume, but up 117 percent in value. Its major imports were pepper, coconut, coffee, tea and saffron.
Vietnam is one of the non-traditional markets receiving more attention from Argentina’s export expansion plan.