If avocados and passion fruits sign the Protocol, Vietnam will have 8 types of fruits and agricultural products exported under the Protocol signing to the Chinese market.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said that in the near future, two more Vietnamese fruits, avocado and passion fruit, will sign protocols with the General Department of Customs of China.
Currently, Vietnam has 13 types of fruits and agricultural products officially allowed to export to China, including: dragon fruit, watermelon, banana, lychee, longan, rambutan, jackfruit, mango, mangosteen, durian, and passion fruit. , black jelly, sweet potato.
But up to now, Vietnam has only had 6 types of fruits and agricultural products exported under the form of signing the Protocol to China, including: Mangosteen, black jelly, durian, bananas, sweet potatoes, and watermelon.
Having two more fruits, avocado and passion fruit, signed into the Protocol will help increase fruit export turnover to this billion-people market.
According to a report by the Plant Protection Department (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development), passion fruit trees are being grown in 46 provinces and cities with an area of about 9,500 hectares with an output of 300,000 – 400,000 tons/year, concentrated Mainly in the Northern mountainous areas, Central Highlands… Vietnam has a relatively rich variety of passion fruit. If intensive farming is good, passion fruit can be harvested 3 times/year.
Currently, the Central Highlands region is the main passion fruit region of the country with about 8,200 hectares, accounting for more than 86% of the country’s area. Among them, Gia Lai province is the locality with the largest passion fruit area with more than 4,263 hectares and an output of more than 134,000 tons.
With avocados, they are currently grown mainly in the Central Highlands provinces including: Lam Dong, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Gia Lai and Kon Tum with a total area of nearly 8,000 hectares and farmers are continuing to expand the growing area. Since the beginning of 2022, Vietnamese avocados have also begun to be exported to Australia. Dak Nong is considered the “avocado capital” with an area of nearly 2,600 hectares, with an average yield of 10 – 15 tons/ha.
According to traders, passion fruit is a vitamin-rich fruit that Chinese people love to use, so no matter how much they have, they are sold out. As for avocado, this is also a fruit that Chinese people have loved in recent years. With consumers in the world’s most populous country becoming increasingly health conscious, avocados, a heart-healthy fruit, are attracting a young, trendy customer segment.
Previously, in October 2023, Vietnam’s fresh watermelons were also officially exported officially to China.
According to statistics from the General Department of Customs, Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable export value in 2023 will reach 5.6 billion USD, an increase of 66.7% compared to 2022. Of which, China continues to be the market. The largest exporter of Vietnamese fruits and vegetables with a 2023 turnover reaching 3.64 billion USD, an increase of 139.5% compared to 2022 and accounting for 65% of the country’s fruit and vegetable export turnover last year. Notably, durian exports increased sharply after the Protocol with the Chinese market was signed.
Sharing about the results of the working trip of the delegation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in China (from January 14-20), Mr. Tran Thanh Nam – Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development – said that after working with the wholesale market in Guangdong, the delegation realized that Vietnamese fruit products are having an advantage in the Chinese market, especially durian, which your side highly appreciated. .
However, your side warns that if we do not focus on product quality and design, we will lose its potential. Because in the near future, it is likely that your side will allow some other countries to export durian to China.
“Your side complained to us that many products do not clearly state the date of manufacture. Second, some durian shipments do not ensure quality,” Mr. Tran Thanh Nam shared and suggested that all farmers and businesses growing and exporting durian should pay attention to ensuring quality and samples. code and origin of goods when exported to China, to have a sustainable foothold in this market.
Deputy Minister Phung Duc Tien – Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development said that with a population of more than 1.4 billion people and a growing middle class, China is a huge market for many agricultural products. High quality forestry and aquatic products from Vietnam.
However, to take advantage of the opportunity to accelerate agricultural exports to China, it is necessary to prove to this country’s consumers the outstanding quality of Vietnamese agricultural products, along with the reliability of trade.