Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable exports beat five-year record

Vietnam exported 4.2 billion USD worth of fruit and vegetables in the first nine months of 2023, up 72% from a year earlier and shattering the record of 3.81 billion USD set in 2018.

Durians are waiting to be exported to China.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the full-year figure is expected to reach 5.5 billion USD.

Vietnam’s fruit and vegetables were mainly exported to China, Japan, the US, the Republic of Korea and the Netherlands — which all posted strong growth except for the US, which saw a slight decrease.

Specifically, exports to China soared 134% to 2.26 billion USD, while the respective growth figures for the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, and Japan were 50%, 18% and 6%.

China was also the largest importer of Vietnamese fruit and vegetables, followed by the US and the Republic of Korea.

Durian was an impressive performer, shooting up by 700% to reach 1.28 billion USD during the January-August period thanks to strong demand from China.

The export revenue of durian is expected to hit 1.5 billion in October.

Source: Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable exports beat five-year record | Nhan Dan Online