The first 16 tonnes of longans from Hai Duong province have been exported to Singapore by sea, shipped by the Red Dragon Service Trading Manufacture Company Ltd. The company is expected to buy more Hai Duong longan to export to other markets mainly Singapore, Australia and Europe.
Together with the lychees that were exported to Japan recently, these are the two kinds of specialty fruits with high yield grown in a number of provinces in the Red River delta which have been heavily dependent on the purchasing power of the Chinese market.
The penetration of Hai Duong longan into new markets is a success story for the Hai Duong agricultural sector as well as the Vietnamese agricultural sector in general amid the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected the consumption of longan in many farming areas and the import of longan from the Chinese market.
The export of longan also brings about a higher income for local farmers as export longan is purchased at prices about 30% higher than the price of longan sold at the domestic market.