Major markets import more fruit

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 10:56

Cherry is one of many fresh fruits imported from foreign countries. —  Photo
HA NOI (Biz Hub)  — Viet Nam shipped 1,179 tonnes of fresh fruit to the United States, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand in the first quarter of this year.

The exports consisted of 952 tonnes of dragon fruit, 147 tonnes of rambutans, 22 tonnes of longans and 57 tonnes of mangoes.

Dragon fruit was highly sought. The US bought 532 tonnes; Japan 227 tonnes; South Korea 189 tonnes; and New Zealand around 3 tonnes.

Last year, Viet Nam exported 3,662 tonnes of fruit. — VNS

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