Fruits, vegetables export reach US$ 3.16 billion in 11 months
Saturday, 2017-12-02 15:15:56
NDO/ VNA – The export value of fruits and vegetables hit US$ 292 million in November, bringing the 11-month figure to US$ 3.16 billion, up 43.2% annually, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
China, Japan, the US and the Republic of Korea remain major importers with a respective market share of 75.6%, 3.6%, 2.9% and 2.6%.
Strong growth was seen in exports to Japan (67.6%), the United Arab Emirates (56.9%) and China (52.7%).
During the month, fruits and vegetables imports reached US$142 million, raising the import value in 11 months by 72.3% annually to US$1.41 billion.
The ministry also reported that orange prices further declined in the Mekong Delta to VND 4,000 – VND7,000 per kg, or one third of the prices last year, mostly due to excessive supply.
Meanwhile, durian is sold at VND 130,000 – VND160,000 per kg, VND20,000 – VND30,000 higher than imported ones.
In late November, supply of several vegetables recovered, leading to slight decrease in prices.