The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development reported on July 3 that 207,100 tons of lychees had been sold as of July 2, while the harvest season will be coming to an end in the next 5-6 days.
Dao Xuan Cuong, vice director of the Bac Giang provincial Department of Industry and Trade, said in addition to the key market of China, Vietnamese lychees have been sold in more than 30 countries and territories around the world, including the EU, US, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Australia with a total amount of more than 1,000 tons, worth US$1.8 million.
This year, lychees have been shipped to Russia to serve the World Cup market. Hong Xuan Cooperative has coordinated with Logistics NYV JSC in supplying 20 tons of lychees to Russian customers, with 2 tons supplied to Americans and 6.5 tons to Japanese consumers so far.
Since the early crop, nearly 60 tons of Thieu lychees have been exported to the Europe.
Phan Van Dung, director of Hong Xuan Cooperative, said lychees exported to Russia were grown according to GlobalGAP standards with many strict criteria on food hygiene and safety.
Russian and European customers highly valued the quality of Vietnamese Thieu lychees, which are more delicious than those of Thailand or China.