In the first two months of 2021, Vietnam exported US$610 million worth of fruit and vegetables, up 14.6% over the same period last year. In addition to strong growth in revenues, the export of fruit and vegetables also witnessed a diversity in markets. In January, China was the largest importer of Vietnamese fruit and vegetables with a 59.1% share, followed by Thailand and the US, which accounted for 5.2% and 4.3% of Vietnamese exports, respectively.
Markets that saw a strong growth included Ukraine, Cambodia and Egypt, whose imports of fruit and vegetables from Vietnam increased by between five and eleven times.
Exports to China rose compared with the same period last year, while the market share declined from 61.7% to 59.1% in January, indicating that the reliance of Vietnamese fruit and vegetable exports on established markets is falling in tandem with the decent growth in some new markets.