Export of fruit and veggies in first six months reaches US$1.8 billion

Saturday, 2018-06-23 18:29:03
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NDO - As of June 15, 2018, Vietnam`s fruit and vegetable export turnover reached US$1.83 billion, up 19.4% annually, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC).

In the first half of June, the country's fruit and vegetable export revenue jumped to US$169.9 million, representing an increase of 20.6% annually, while in May, the figure was recorded at US$347 million, down 6.7% against the same period last year.

In the January - May period, the export turnover of fruit and vegetables stood at US$1.66 billion, up 19.3% compared to 2017.

During the period, Vietnamese-grown fruit and vegetable exports to the largest markets registered high growth, with China importing nearly US$1.2 billion worth of products, an annual increase of 18.1%.

The US came second with US$50.9 million, up 14.6%, followed by Japan with US$46.7 million, up 8%, the Republic of Korea with US$46.5 million, up 15.4%, and Thailand with US$26.1 million, up 26.3%.

At present, China remains Vietnam's top export market, accounting for 74.6% of the latter's fruit and export turnover in the first five months.