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03/10/2018 - 18:18

Vietnam earns US$3.1 billion from fruit and vegetable exports

Earnings from fruit and vegetable exports in the first nine months of the year reached US$3.1 billion, a year-on-year surge of 17.1%, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Vietnam earns US$3.1 billion from fruit and vegetable exports

China remained the biggest exporter of Vietnamese fruit and vegetables, accounting for 74.1% of the market share with total value of nearly US$2 billion.

Meanwhile, strong export growth was recorded in Thailand (37.9%), Australia (36%), and the Republic of Korea (21.4%).

In the same reviewed period, Vietnam imported around US$1.3 billion worth of fruit and vegetable, with US$156 million spent in September alone.

The nine-month figure represented a 12.7% increase from the same period last year. Thailand and China are Vietnam’s two largest import markets./.

NDO

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