The Dragon Fruit Association in Southern Vietnam's Long An province exports 50 tons of dragon fruit a day on average to China and other Southeast Asian nations by sea as export by road has faced lots of difficulties due to the ongoing Covid-19 epidemic, said chairman of the association Nguyen Quoc Trinh yesterday.
According to Trinh, the epidemic has long caused stagnancy in dragon fruit export and price drops. The association has exported over 1,000 tons since the Lunar New Year festival.
Before the Tet holidays, traders paid as low as VND5,000 a kilogram of red flesh dragon fruit. The price increases to VND12,000-15,000 a kilogram now.
After transporting the fruit to China and some other nations by sea, mostly through Cat Lai seaport, traders sell the fruit in local markets at the price of VND40,000-42,000 a kilogram. However, according to https://sggpnews.org.vn, the volume of dragon fruit exported by sea has been increasing for the last few days.