The first batch of Luc Ngan lychees was officially exported to Thailand on June 20.
According to the Bac Giang provincial Department of Industry and Trade, the province had consumed 125,630 tons of lychees by June 19, earning more than VND3.4 trillion. About 36,500 tons were shipped to China with a revenue of more than US$64 million (nearly VND1.5 trilion). At present, around 150 Chinese and 1,000 Vietnamese traders are buying up the fruit in the province.
In addition to domestic and Chinese markets, this year, businesses have exported lychees to Singapore, Thailand, Australia, the US and Japan.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development says the province has had their heaviest crop so far. As of mid-June, gardeners had sold 50% of their output. From now to the end of the harvest, more measures will be applied to help farmers cash in on the bumper crop of fruit.