Fruit-vegetable export surpasses rice export

Vietnam’s fruit-vegetable export value in 2016 is predicted to reach US$2.6 billion, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

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Lychees, one of Vietnam's export fruits. (Source:
From the beginning of this year, fruit-vegetable exports recorded a year-on-year increase of 30.8% to nearly US$2 billion, becoming the third largest export commodity after coffee and cashew. 

The MARD predicts that fruit-vegetable exports are likely to hit US$5 billion in 2017.


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