Fruits & vegetables exports up 17.1% in nine months
09:42 | 03/10/2018

VGP – Viet Nam gained US$380 million from exporting fruits and vegetables in September, bringing the total export value over the recent nine months to US$3.1 billion, a year-on-year increase of 17.1%. 

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According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, China took the lead in importing Viet Nam’s fruits and vegetables, accounting for 74.1% in the first eight months of 2018. 

Viet Nam earned US$2 billion from exporting fruits and vegetables to China in eight months, up 11.6%. 

Other markets witnessed high growths such as Thailand (up 37.9%), Australia (up 36%), the U.S. (up 26.3%) and the Republic of Korea (up 21.4%). 

Viet Nam’s imports of fruits and vegetables reached US$156 million, raising the total import value in nine months to US$1.3 billion, up 12.7%. 

The import value of fruits and vegetables attained US$33 million and US$911 million, up 35.9% and 0.8%, respectively. 

Viet Nam mainly imported fruits and vegetables from Thailand (making up 45%) and China (accounting for 21.9%) over the recent eight months of 2018. 

By Thuy Dung

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