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Vegetables, fruits exports to Southeast Asian nations up 99%

VGP – Vegetables and fruits exports to Southeast Asian nations over the recent nine months reached US$188.93 million, up 99% against the same period last year and making up 8.4% of the total, according to the General Department of Customs.

October 14, 2020 1:18 PM GMT+7

In the reviewed period, the nation earned US$2.5 billion from exporting vegetables and fruits, a year-on-year decrease of 11%. 

Vegetables and fruits exports to China decreased by 26.3% to US$1.31 billion compared to the same period last year while exports to other markets such as the US picked up 5.7%, (US$105.22 million) and Thailand soared by 229.5% (US$102.95 million). 

Viet Nam is Asia’s fifth largest producer of fruits and vegetables with its products available in more than 60 countries worldwide.

Data from the Ministry of Industry and Trade shows that Viet Nam’s shipments of fruits and vegetables to the EU stood at US$2.26 billion in the first eight months of this year, a decrease of 11.3% from a year earlier, due to COVID-19.

The export revenue of the sector was contributed by exports of various kinds of fruits, including dragon fruit, mango, banana, coconut, jackfruit, durian, passion fruit, and longan.

By Thuy Dung