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China still main export market

Vietnam fruit and veg exports rise 3.9 percent in H1 2019

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.


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