Meanwhile, the number of dragon fruit, rambutan, lychee and mangosteen shipments to demanding markets like the US, Japan and the Republic of Korea is on the increase.
According to statistics released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, fruit and vegetable exports hit US$186 million in November, bringing the total export value in 11 months to US$2.178 million.
China is the largest consumer of Vietnam fruit and vegetables, accounting for 70.4% of Vietnam’s total export revenue, trailed by the RoK (3.6%), the US (3.4%) and Japan (3.1%).
However, Vietnam also spent US$814 million importing fruits and vegetables in 11 months, up 44% against the same period last year.
Fruit and vegetable exports are expected to reach US$2.5-2.6 billion this year.