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Vietnam rice exports fall 9%

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Vietnam's rice exports in May fell 9% year-on-year, but rebounded from the previous month. 

The US Department of Agriculture said Vietnam exported about 585,346 tonnes of rice in May, up 9% from April's approximately 538,623 tonnes, but down from May 2013's 645,998 tonnes.

Asia accounted for about 497,526 tonnes, or 85%, of total rice exports by Vietnam in May, up about 41% from about 352,778 tonnes in April. The country's Asian market share remained up 27% year-on-year, according to global rice-news website Oryza.

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