Around 9,500 tons of litchis exported overseas
10:26 | 12/06/2018

VGP – The northern province of Hai Duong has exported 9,500 tons of litchis, accounting for 34% of the total output, according to the province’s Department of Industry and Trade. 

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As many as 28,000 tons of litchis were consumed, reaching nearly 47% of the expected quantity. 

China has been the largest importer of Viet Nam’s litchis with 9,340 tons. It was followed by the Republic of Korea 120 tons and Australia, the United Kingdom and France with 40 tons. 

A total number of 18,500 tons of litchis were consumed domestically, especially in large cities such as Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City and Hai Phong City, accounting for 66% of the output. 

The province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Department forecasted the total quantity of litchis to 55,000-60,000 tons this year. 

Currently, 131.68 ha of litchis were granted with area code by the U.S. Plant Protection and Quarantine to export to the U.S., the EU and Australia. 

By Thuy Dung 

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