Earnings from fruit and vegetable exports in the first nine months of the year reached US$ 3.1 billion, a year-on-year surge of 17.1%, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. China remained the biggest exporter of Vietnamese fruit and vegetables, accounting for 74.1% of the market share with total value of nearly US$2 billion.
Meanwhile, strong export growth was recorded in Thailand (37.9%), Australia (36%), and the Republic of Korea (21.4%). In the same reviewed period, Vietnam imported around US$1.3 billion worth of fruit and vegetable, with US$156 million spent in September alone.
As reported by en.nhandan.org.vn, the nine-month figure represented a 12.7% increase from the same period last year. Thailand and China are Vietnam’s two largest import markets.