Vietnam exports less fruits, vegetables in six months


  • Vietnam
  • Friday, 10 Jul 2020

Vietnamese lychee is sold in Singapore. — VNA/VNS

HANOI (Xinhua): Vietnam exported US$1.8 billion worth of fruits and vegetables in the first six months of this year, posting a year-on-year decline of 11.4 per cent, according to the country's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Thursday (July 10).

Major export markets of Vietnamese fruits and vegetables included China, South Korea, the United States and Thailand.

Vietnam is striving to gain $5 billion from selling fruits and vegetables offshore this year, said the ministry.

In the six-month period, Vietnam spent $586 million importing fruits and vegetables, down 40.7 per cent against the same period last year, with Australia, China and the United States among the largest suppliers, according to the ministry.

In 2019, Vietnam reaped a total of nearly $3.8 billion from exporting vegetables and fruits, down 1.1 per cent year-on-year, according to the country's General Statistics Office. - Xinhua

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