Vietnamese agricultural products attract Chinese customers

Vietnamese traders are busy gathering durian, jackfruit, cassava, and cashews for export to China at a continuously increasing price due to the increasing demand from this country.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy Linh – a trader specializing in the purchase of agricultural products in Tien Giang – said that since the outbreak until now, this is the year when purchasing agricultural products works the most. “In previous years, durian, jackfruit and mango only dared to buy in limited quantities to sell in the country, now we continuously increase the price to collect export goods,” Linh said.

Similarly, Ms. Thanh Mai, a trader who collects agricultural products in the Central Highlands, said that in the past time, continuous collection of goods is still not enough to serve the export. Currently, the price of sweet potatoes in the garden is 14,000 VND per kg, taro wax is 20,000 VND, double that of the same period last year.

Van Xuan Phat Import-Export Co., Ltd also said that every month exports thousands of tons of durian to China according to orders from partners. Or as Vina T&T Import-Export Company has a contract to export 1,500 containers (15 tons each) of durian this year to this market.

In addition, in Binh Phuoc, Dong Nai, many companies are preparing export orders of 500,000-600,000 tons of durian for Chinese partners.

Durian garden in Tan Lap commune (Tan Thanh, Long An).

Besides, Vietnamese rice is also well received by this market after a year of closure because of the “zero Covid” policy. The report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development showed that rice exports in February to China and the Philippines increased sharply.

According to the Vietnam Food Association (VFA), China, the Philippines, Africa, Europe… are actively purchasing rice for reserve. Many businesses receive large orders from these markets. In the coming time, rice exports will continue to prosper when Vietnam is having many advantages due to competitors facing difficulties due to the impact of inflation and climate change.

Preliminary statistics from the General Department of Vietnam Customs show that the export of agricultural, forestry and fishery products to China in the first two months of this year reached 1.27 billion USD, making this country the largest customer of Vietnam, accounting for 20.2 billion USD. % of total export value of agricultural products.

Mr. Dang Phuc Nguyen – General Secretary of the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association – said that Vietnamese agricultural and aquatic products in general and the fruit and vegetable industry in particular are expected to accelerate strongly thanks to increased demand from the Chinese market.

According to Mr. Nguyen, goods to this country are benefiting greatly when the border of the two countries has been restored to customs and Vietnam has signed a protocol on the official export of durian, jackfruit, sweet potato and bird’s nest.

In addition, after opening, Chinese businesses have actively sought more partners from Vietnam to boost business and increase stockpiles into this market of billions of people.

At a forum to promote agricultural and aquatic products to China in early March, many businesses in this country said they needed to buy Vietnamese products. In particular, Mr. To Van Quang – representative of Dong Dang Industrial Investment Co., Ltd based in Guangxi, said that the company plans to buy 35,000 tons of durian, of which 15,000 tons are purchased from Vietnam. The company also has a need to buy 120,000 tons of purple sweet potatoes, basa, halibut and other seafood.

According to Mr. Nguyen Hoang Nam, Deputy General Secretary of the Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers – VASEP, in order to further promote exports, Vietnam needs to strengthen trade promotion and trade between businesses and localities. Chinese side. In addition, the authorities need to provide quick information on the needs and regulations of the Chinese market and localities for Vietnamese businesses.

With the fruit and vegetable industry, Mr. Nguyen said that businesses must focus on building brands, protecting brands and carefully studying the needs and development trends of the market. In addition to transparency of market information, Vietnam should have a plan to promote management of codes of growing areas and farming areas and promote trade promotion.

He forecast that the export of vegetables and fruits to this market of 1.4 billion people will explode, reaching 2.5 billion USD, even reaching 3 billion USD this year.