ROK increases banana imports from Vietnamese market

Tuesday, 2021-07-20 06:25:42
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Vietnamese banana sold at a Lotte supermarket in the ROK (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA - Vietnam was up the sixth largest supplier of bananas to the Republic of Korea (ROK) during the first five months of the year, according to the Korea International Trade Association (KITA).

The country exported 2,900 tonnes of banana worth US$2.3 million to the market, an annual increase of 13.6% in volume and 48.3% in value, the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) citied the KITA’s figures.

The ROK imported a total of 155,300 tonnes of bananas valued at US$131.5 million throughout the reviewed period, up 3.4% in volume and 8% in value year on year, according to the association.

Bananas remain a popular fruit in the ROK, although they must be imported due to unfavourable local farming conditions.