The first batch of Vietnamese dragon fruit has been exported to Australia by the Hoang Phat one-member Ltd Co in the southern province of Long An, announced the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Long An authorities on September 20.
In the past, visitors always bought boxes of salted or sugared dry fruits on Hang Duong Street as gifts.
Saigon Fruit Fair in HCM City’s District 4 has emerged as a new destination for local youths and budget-conscious consumers to take a sightseeing tour, purchase a wide range of fresh fruits at inexpensive prices and experience the bustling space.
Australia recently announced that it would permit the import of Vietnamese dragon fruit, making Vietnam the first country to get licence to export fresh dragon fruit to the country.
Agricultural products exported to China now account for 50 per cent of total border trade flow between the two countries, signifying greater approval from Chinese consumers, officials say.
A forum promoting trade in Vietnamese and Chinese vegetables and fruits took place in the northern border province of Lang Son on August 11.
Vina T&T Import – Export Service Trading Co Ltd last week exported its first batch of fresh coconuts to the US, which is considered to be a difficult market.
More and more people in Vietnam have favored imported fruits over domestic ones due to the assumption that foreign products are better in terms of quality and safety.
VOV.VN - Vietnam earned US$3.11 billion from exports of agro-forestry-aquatic products in July alone, bringing the total export value to US$20.45 billion so far this year.
VOV.VN - Fresh fruit imports into the major metropolitan areas of Vietnam have been growing rapidly since the beginning of the year, thanks in part to the country’s growing middle income population, experts have said.
Vietnamese are wasting many good agricultural products as they sell them as raw materials instead of processing them for added value.
Vietnam’s vegetables and fruits by mid-July continued to enjoy a rosy export growth, boding well for the export revenue of US$3 billion for the whole year as forecast.
A conference discussing ways to expand the area of dragon fruit meeting Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practice (VietGAP) standards in the central Binh Thuan province was held in the locality on July 21.
VOV.VN - Some Vietnamese fruits, including bananas and lychees, have higher prices in foreign countries than those in Vietnam.
VOV.VN - As consumers enjoy fresh, local fruit and vegetables this summer, farmers and producers can expect lower earnings from the fruits of their labour, say leading industry analysts.
VOV.VN - A popular destination for those who visit the Mekong Delta of Vietnam is the centuries old Cai Rang Floating Market where buyers can purchase a variety of fruit and vegetables among other items.
With turnover of US$375 million in May, fruit and vegetables were among the biggest export items for Vietnam, while imports of the same equalled US$183 million.
Vietnam spent almost US$655 million on importing fruits and vegetables in the first half of this year, representing a year-on-year increase of 87%.
VOV.VN - Thailand became the leading supplier of fruit for Vietnam with US$376 million, making up more than half of Vietnam’s market share of fruit imports of US$507 million during the first half of this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
VOV.VN - The Ministry of Industry and Trade and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development are trying to complete procedures for shipping fresh dragon fruit to Australia this year.