Fruit, veggie exports estimated at 321 million USD in January
Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Vietnam earned some 321 million USD from fruit and vegetable exports in January
2018, rising by 36.9 percent from the same
period last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural
China, Japan, the US and the Republic of Korea remained
the biggest importers of Vietnamese fruits and vegetables in the month. The
markets with soaring imports from Vietnam were Japan (69.3 percent), the United
Arab Emirates (56.3 percent), and China (52.4 percent).
Meanwhile, the country imported 152 million USD
worth of these commodities in January, of which fruits accounted for 76
Ministry said the domestic fruit market saw great fluctuations, with a rise in
the price of dragon fruit in the Mekong Delta region.
The trend is expected to
continue in the lead-up to the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
star apples and jack fruits also climbed up, reaching 15,000 VND (0.7 USD) and
43,000 VND (1.9 USD) per kg due to increasing demand for these two products in
the US and China, respectively.
orange prices in the Mekong Delta region fell dramatically due to abundant
supply and the crops face diseases.
several vegetables also dropped in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong
due to high supply fueled by favourable weather.-VNA