Fruit and vegetable exports surge sharply
08:00 | 12/02/2018

VGP – Viet Nam pocketed US$ 321 million from fruit and vegetable exports in January, 2018, up 36.9% from the same period last year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) reported.

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China, Japan, the US and the Republic of Korea remained the biggest importers of Vietnamese fruits and vegetables in the month. The markets with soaring imports from Vietnam were Japan (69.3%), the United Arab Emirates (56.3%), and China (52.4%).

In January, 2018, import of vegetables and fruits valued US$ 152 million, representing a year-on-year growth 57.1% including US$ 34 million of vegetables and US$ 116 million of fruits.

The MARD reported that the domestic fruit market saw great fluctuations, with a rise in the price of dragon fruit in the Mekong Delta region.

The trend is expected to continue in the lead-up to the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

Meanwhile, orange prices in the Mekong Delta region fell dramatically due to abundant supply and the crops face diseases.

Prices of star apples and jack fruits also climbed up, reaching VND 15,000 (US$0.7) and VND 43,000 (US$ 1.9) per kg due to increasing demand for these two products in the US and China, respectively./.

By Khanh Phuong

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