So far this year, Vietnam’s total dragon fruit export turnover has reached more than US$47 million, down 48.7% over the same period last year. Vietnamese dragon fruit is being exported to more than 40 countries and territories. In which, China, India, the US, Thailand, the Netherlands and Japan are the biggest importers of Vietnam’s dragon fruit. However, in the first 2 months of 2023, a number of Vietnam’s dragon fruit import markets decreased sharply; Specifically, export turnover to Korea decreased by 25.9% and Japan by 35.4% over the same period last year.
Despite difficulties in the first months of the year, it is forecasted that dragon fruit exports will be more favorable over the coming months, because China who is the biggest market for Vietnamese dragon fruit has reopened its markets. The Chinese market is accounting for about 60-70% of Vietnam’s total dragon fruit export turnover. In 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development aims that dragon fruit exports worth more than US$1 billion.