HO CHI MINH CITY: Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable exports in the first two months of this year reached US$592mil (RM2.68bil), an increase of nearly 18% compared with the same period last year.
China was the main market for Vietnamese fruits and vegetables, accounting for 57.5% of exports, according to the Agriculture Ministry and the Rural Development’s Department of Agricultural Products Processing and Market Development.
This is attributable to China’s reopening in early January and its increasing importation of fruits and vegetables from Vietnam and the efforts of Vietnamese exporters to maintain orders with partners in the United States, the European Union and Japan.
The trade of goods at border gates between Vietnam and China has increased.
As many as 220,000 tonnes of fruits were exported to China via border gates in the northern province of Lang Son from January 1 to February 13, a hike of 40% year-on-year.
According to Nguyen Thanh Binh, president of the Viet Nam Fruit and Vegetable Association, 2023 is expected to be a good year for Vietnam’s fruits and vegetables export industry, especially durian.
China remains the largest importer of Vietnamese durian among other key names including Australia, the United States, Japan and Taiwan (China). — Viet Nam News/ANN