Data from the International Trade Center has shown that imports of mango, guava and mangosteen to the Russian market went up sharply in the 2016-2020 period, increasing 68.4 per cent per year on average. Import values reached $83.46 million last year, up 187.7 per cent over 2019 and 612.2 per cent higher than 2016.
Russia imported the largest amounts of mangoes, guavas and mangosteens from Peru in January this year. The proportion of imports from this market accounted for 69.4 per cent of the total import volume.
The Russian market still had plenty of room for Vietnamese exporters to exploit as Russian fruit and vegetable production was still limited, and due to climatic conditions, the country could not produce tropical fruit and vegetables. As the demand for fruits and vegetables in Russia is increasing, it has to import up to two thirds of its annual fruit and vegetable consumption.
According to statistics from the General Department of Customs, the export of vegetables and fruits reached $403.71 million last month, up 12.9 per cent compared to March 2020. Export of vegetables and fruits increased continuously in the past three months, after a decrease since September.
Phnompenhpost.com reports that Vietnam's fruit and vegetable exports to Australia, Taiwan, Russia and Malaysia also grew strongly in the first three months of this year, while exports to markets such as Thailand, South Korea, Japan and the Netherlands dropped.
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