China remains largest importer of Vietnanese fruits
13:00 | 10/08/2018

VGP -  China was the largest importer of Vietnamese fruits and vegetables in the first half of the year, accounting for 74% of the country’s total farm produce shipment equivalent to US$1.47 billion, up by 18% year-on-year.

During the first half of 2018, the export turnover of fruits and vegetables grew remarkably, according to the Import and Export Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the General Department of Viet Nam Customs.

Vietnamese businesses have exported more than 92,000 tons of lychees (including fresh and dried lychee) from the 2018 crop. This marked an increase of 172% in volume and 126% in value compared to 2017’s crop.

Vietnamese litchis this year have been exported to 27 countries compared with 19 countries last year. 

In addition, statistics indicate that the number of local litchi exporters has doubled from 44 enterprises in 2017 to 97 enterprises this year.

A report issued by the Agro Processing and Market Development Authority under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development shows that local farm produce exports generated an estimated US$2.3 billion during the first seven months of 2018, rising by 12.6% against last year’s figure. Apart from China, some other countries saw a surge in the volume of fruits and vegetables imported from Viet Nam, including Thailand (37.6%), the Republic of Korea (16.7%), the United States (15.9%) and Malaysia (12.9%).

                                                                                                                    By Vien Nhu

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