According to the Agro Processing and Market Development Authority under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam’s vegetable and fruit exports hit US$2.06 billion in the first six months of 2019, up 3.9 percent year-on-year. The figure included the value of $298 million traded in June.
Of the figure, vegetable exports raked in $272 million, an increase of 1.1 percent, while fruit exports stood at $1.6 billion, rising 11.9 percent compared to the previous year.
China remained the leading market of Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable exports, accounting for 73.11 percent of market share with more than $1.31 billion, an increase of 1.05 percent in value against the same period last year. Other major markets of Vietnam were the US ($58.53 million), the Republic of Korea ($55.48 million) and Japan ($49.98 million).
En.vietnamplus.vn reports that in the month of June, the country imported $147 million worth of vegetables and fruits, bringing the value in the first six months to $991 million, a year-on-year surge of 34.7 percent. The vegetable and fruit sector aims to gross nearly $4.2 billion in export turnover in 2019.