Vietnam’s 2023 durian exports to reach $1.6 billion
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In the first 8 months of 2023, the country exported over 300,000 tons of fresh durian to 24 markets, bringing in revenue of over $1.2 billion, accounting for 30% of the total of fruit and vegetable exports, according to the Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
China is currently the main export market for Vietnamese durians, accounting for 90% of fresh durian exports, said Nguyen Thi Thu Huong, Deputy Director of the Plant Protection Department, adding that the country is completing paperwork to export the fruits to India.
Vietnam has 422 growing areas and 153 packaging facilities eligible to export fruit to China. Of which, 64 growing areas and 15 packaging facilities are completing procedures to have Chinese authorities grant codes for the export.
The country has more than 112,000 hectares of durian, with a total output of about 900,000 tons. In the last 5 years, durian area has increased very rapidly, with an average annual increase of nearly 25%.
Dak Lak currently has about 23,000 hectares; Of which about 50% of the area has been harvested, the output in 2023 is estimated at about 200,000 tons.