In the first 6 months of the year, export turnover of vegetables and fruits was estimated at 2.8 billion USD. In particular, durian is considered the “bright star” of the industry from the beginning of the year until now.
According to data in the Dai Nhan Dan newspaper, accumulated in the first 6 months of 2023, the export turnover of vegetables and fruits is estimated at 2.8 billion USD, close to the figure of the whole year 2022 (3.3 billion USD). In particular, durian is considered the “bright star” of the industry from the beginning of the year until now.
Statistics show that, in the first 6 months of 2023, export turnover of agricultural products reached 24.59 billion USD. Although this number decreased by 11.1% compared to the same period in 2022, the main agricultural products exported still reached 12.79 billion USD, up 12% over the same period last year.
Specifically, the export of vegetables and fruits in June 2023 was estimated to bring in nearly 0.95 billion USD, an increase of 2.6 times compared to June 2022. In the first 6 months of 2023, fruit and vegetable export turnover is estimated at 2.8 billion USD. The main export items such as lychee, longan, durian…
Sharing around this issue, Deputy Director of the Department of Agricultural Product Processing and Market Development Le Thanh Hoa said that among the main export items, durian is considered a “bright star” since the beginning of the year. now. In the first 5 months of 2023, the export turnover of this fruit reached more than 503 million USD, an increase of 18 times over the same period last year.
Recently, China accounted for 95% of the export value of Vietnamese durian. This is a very positive result from the fact that Vietnam officially signed the Protocol to officially export durian to China in July 2022. By the end of May, the Chinese side had approved 47 more area codes and 18 satisfactory durian packing facilities, bringing the total number of planting areas and packing facilities to 293 and 115 establishments approved by the Chinese side. issue official export codes.
In addition, Vietnamese durian has also been expanded to markets such as the US, EU, Japan, Australia, UK… For example, in early May, the Vietnam Trade Office in the UK said that durian shipments were About five tons of Ri6 from Vietnam are officially imported by TT Meridian Ltd (UK) and have been cleared through customs and distributed to supermarkets in the UK.
This result, thanks to the preferential tax-free import into the UK under the Vietnam – UK Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA) along with outstanding quality, has helped Ri6 Vietnam durian have a competitive advantage in the market. UK compared with durians from other countries.
More information on Industry and Trade, the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association said that if this favorable momentum continues, the export turnover of durian this year can reach the milestone of 1 billion USD.
Mr. Le Thanh Hoa emphasized, the success of durian export shows that the policy of converting crops to durian has been effective, helping to improve people’s lives, increase incomes and contribute to the general public. on the overall achievements of fruit and vegetable exports and agricultural products in particular. As a result, the export turnover of vegetables and fruits after 6 months has increased strongly, almost equal to the whole year of 2023, up 64%.
However, Mr. Le Thanh Hoa also pointed out that due to the impact of customs clearance, durian exports to China are facing some difficulties.
“The reason is that according to the agreement between Vietnam and China customs, litchi is the priority fruit for export. Because litchi is in the main season, so the export volume is large, every time it is brought to the border gate, priority is given to customs clearance. Therefore, other products such as jackfruit, dragon fruit, durian… sometimes get stuck,” explained Mr. Le Thanh Hoa.
Meanwhile, durian is a fast-ripening fruit, so if the customs clearance time is long, the quality of the fruit will be affected, causing the car to return to the domestic market, the value will decrease. Therefore, if there is a better customs clearance policy, surely the results of durian exports to China will be better.
Fruit and vegetable exports are predicted to hit a record
According to Mr. Dang Phuc Nguyen, General Secretary of the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association, the reason that in 1 month, the export of vegetables and fruits reached a record, exceeding 1 billion USD, is because the Chinese market is open to many kinds of Vietnamese fruits. like durian, grapefruit…
China leads in the top 5 import markets of Vietnam’s vegetables and fruits, accounting for more than 63% of the total export value. Next are the US, Korean, Japanese, and Dutch markets. In addition to the US market, which had a decrease of 12% over the same period in 2022, the markets of Korea, Japan and the Netherlands had an increase of 12%, 0.5% and 70%, respectively.
Nguyen Phuc Nguyen emphasized that if the fruit and vegetable industry maintains its export momentum until the end of 2023, the export turnover of the whole year can reach 5 billion USD as the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has set out for 2025.