Demand for Vietnamese fruits and vegetables soars overseas

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Nguyễn Thanh Bình, chairman of the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association, said the local fruit and vegetable export market is changing, adding that for many years China has always been the biggest market. Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable export market, accounting for 65-80%. of total industry turnover.

However, in the first two months of the year, exports to China were down nearly 19% from the same period last year, reaching just $260 million.

Meanwhile, vegetable and fruit exports to the United States increased by almost 70%, reaching $46 million; South Korea increased nearly 32% to $25 million; and Japan increased by 12%, reaching $23 million. Vegetable and fruit exports to Australia increased by 45.7%, while the Netherlands increased by 51.5%.

Bình said market developments have had a positive effect on the fruit and vegetable industry. The US, EU, Australia, UK, Japan and Canada were among the markets assessed as having great potential.

Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Lê Minh Hoan said Việt Nam’s advantage in free trade agreements would help fruit and vegetable exporters gain rapid access to global markets thanks to a rapid recovery in the economy. Requirement.

The head of MARD said that the EU is the largest fruit and vegetable import market in the world, but the amount of vegetables and fruits imported from Việt Nam is only a minimal amount, less than 1%. .

According to MARD, the United States has just officially allowed the import of many Vietnamese fruits, creating favorable conditions for companies to increase their exports. —VNS

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