Vietnamese fresh fruits, including tamarind, jackfruit, lychee, plum, passion fruit and starfruit, have earned a lion’s share in the Australian market. According to the International Trade Centre (ITC), in the first 11 months of 2022, Australia imported 8.2 million USD worth of fruits under HS 081090 code, up 3.1% against the same period in 2021. Of the figures, products from Vietnam accounted for 4.4 million USD, an increase of 22.3% year-on-year. Vietnam was also the sole country providing fresh lychee to Australia.
During 2017-2021, Australia’s imports of fruits coded HS 08109 enjoyed an annual average growth of 11.6%, averaging 7.7 million USD a year. The value for 2021 was 8.8 million USD./.