Agriculture, forestry and fishery grew 3.16% in the first quarter of 2021

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On the morning of March 29, 2021, the General Statistics Office held a press conference to announce socio-economic statistics of the first quarter of 2021. Accordingly, the gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2021 was estimated to increase by 4.48%, of which, the agriculture, forestry and fishery sector increased by 3.16%, contributing 8.34% to the growth rate. general growth of the economy.

Specifically, GDP in the first quarter of 2021 was estimated to increase by 4.48% over the same period last year, higher than the growth rate of 3.68% in the first quarter of 2020. In the general growth of the economy, the agriculture, forestry and fishery sector increased by 3.16%, contributing 8.34% to the general growth; industry and construction rose 6.3%, contributing 55.96%; the service sector increased by 3.34%, contributing 35.70%.

The agriculture, forestry and fishery sector in the first quarter of 2021 increased over the same period last year due to good rice productivity, perennial crop output, African swine fever is well controlled, and live meat production. barns increased significantly, at the same time the export market for wood and forest products expanded. In which, the agricultural sector increased by 3.19%, increasing by 0.29 percentage points the increase in the total added value of the economy; the forestry sector increased by 3.78% but accounted for a low proportion, so it only contributed 0.02 percentage points; the fishery sector increased by 2.90%, higher than the growth rate of 2.79% in the same period last year, contributing 0.07 percentage points.

Also according to the General Statistics Office, fishery production in March 2021 was estimated at 683.9 thousand tons, up 3%. Generally, in the first quarter of 2021, fisheries production was estimated at 1,825.3 thousand tons, up 2.1% over the same period last year, of which aquaculture was estimated at 940.3 thousand tons, up 3.1%; fishing output reached 885 thousand tons, up 1% (marine production reached 845.1 thousand tons, up 1.1%).

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