Vietnam's six-month vegetable, fruit exports drop 14.5% to $1.5 billion
Farmers harvest dragon fruits in Binh Thuan province. Photo: kinhtedothi.vn
China was the leading importer of Vietnam’s vegetables and fruit, holding a lion’s share of about 60.8 percent. However, exports of those products to the northern neighbouring country slipped 29.2 percent in value compared to the same period last year.
Meanwhile, exports to most other markets increased. Earnings from Thailand topped $57.8 million in the period, surging 244.1 percent, and from the Republic of Korea $54.6 million, up 25.4 percent.
Shipments to Japan and the Netherlands picked up 26.4 percent and 28.3 percent to $46.2 million and $28 million, respectively.
Firms are advised to bolster exports of processed vegetable and fruits. Exports of the items are projected to bounce back at year’s end as the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to be brought under control.
Source: Viet Nam News
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