HANOI: The export of dragon fruit, bananas and durian is expected to contribute US$2bil (RM8.86bil) to the country’s export turnover in 2023.
Fruits and vegetable exports registered positive numbers in early 2023, reaching US$300mil (RM1.3bil) in January, up 3% year-on-year (y-o-y).
This will be a huge help to the sector in meeting its target of US$4bil (RM17.7bil) this year, a 20% increase y-o-y.
This is attributable to China’s reopening in early January, its increasing imports of fruitsand vegetables from Vietnam, and the efforts of Vietnamese exporters to maintain orders with partners in the United States, the European Union and Japan.
In the fourth quarter of 2022, the export volume of durian soared to US$421mil (RM1.86bil), up 137% from the same period last year.
The export of bananas also saw strong growth, reaching US$311mil (RM1.38bil), up 34.5%.
The trade of goods at the border gates between Vietnam and China has increased.
From Jan 1 to Feb 13, 220,000 tonnes of fruits were exported to China through border gates in the northern province of Lng Sn, a 40% increase y-o-y.
According to Nguyen Thanh Binh, president of the Vietnam Fruits and Vegetable Association, 2023 is expected to be a good year for Vietnam’s fruits and vegetable export industry, especially durian. — Viet Nam News/ANN