Vietnamese mango exports increase
17:45 | 22/03/2019

VGP – According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Viet Nam earned US$ 193.2 million from exporting mangos and mango products in 2018, up 24% year-on-year and making up 5% of the country’s total vegetable and fruit export revenue. 

In recent years, Vietnamese farmers have applied new technologies to produce mangos throughout the year.

China was Viet Nam’s major mango importer, accounting for more than 84.6% of total mango export value. 

The southern region boasts the largest area of mangos, with more than 80,000ha. 

The value increased from US$ 46 million in 2015, US$ 68 million in 2016 and US$ 156 million in 2017.

Dong Thap province alone has more than 9,200 ha. Last year, the locality shipped some 2,500 tons of mango, including 1,550 tons to China and 850 tons to Japan. 

The mango price is expected to drop in March and April which mark the main mango season in countries like Viet Nam, Cambodia, Thailand, the Philippines, India and Pakistan, experts said. 

Mango has become the sixth Vietnamese fruit allowed to enter the U.S. market, following dragon fruit, rambutan, lychee, longan, and star apple. To clear way to sell its mangoes in the world’s biggest economy, the PPD applied for a licence in 2009.

The country has exported mangoes to 40 countries over the world. Its main importers are China, European countries, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. 

Mango is one of Viet Nam’s fruits of strength with a total of nearly 90,000ha of farms nationwide, produce nearly 800,000 tons per year. In particular, Viet Nam has nearly 50 delicious mango varieties.

By Vien Nhu

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