The Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long is aiming to boost sustainable export growth during 2021-2025. The province has set the target to reel in $870 million from exports by 2025. Key export markets include ASEAN, Japan, China, China’s Taiwan, Russia, East European countries, Africa, the EU and the US.
Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade Nguyen Trung Kien sees rice as a key export, but the region will also be making efforts to gain $35-40 million from exports of grape fruits, canned fruits, dried fruits, and vegetables by 2025, adding areas were zoned off for cultivation of vegetables and orchards such as grape fruit, orange, tangerine, longan, and mango, among others.
En.vietnamplus.vn reports that, during 2015-2020, the region’s export revenues rose significantly, from $302 million in 2015 to $570.5 million five years later. The North America accounted for the lion’s share of the province’s export, accounting for 37 percent of the total shipments, followed by Europe (31 percent), and Asia (29 percent).
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