Fruits, vegetables exports hit nearly US$1.8 bln in first half
VGP – Viet Nam’s fruits and vegetables exports to big markets such as the US, the Republic of Korea and Thailand witnessed sharp increases, even up to 200% amid complex developments of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Exports to such markets saw high growths as Thailand US$68 million (up 233.4%), the Republic of Korea US$67.4 million (up 21.8%), the US US$62 million (up 6.1%), Japan US$57.7 million (up 15.5%) and the Netherlands US$34 million (up 9%).
China remained the largest importer of Viet Nam’s fruits and vegetables in the first five months of this year, with the import value of US$906.1 million, making up 60.4% and a year-on-year decrease 29.1%.
The Products Processing and Market Development Department stated that as the EU commits to paving the way for Viet Nam’s fruits and vegetables after the EU-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement takes effects since August 1, 94% of 547 tariff lines relevant to fruits and vegetables will be eliminated.
In addition, despite consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan has promoted imports of Viet Nam’s fruits and vegetables such as bananas, dragon fruits, litchi and sweet potatoes.
By Thuy Dung