Vegetable and fruit exports reach $1.4 billion

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 15:24

Workers in Binh Thuan Province process fruits for export. — VNA Photo

Exports of fruits and vegetables are estimated at US$1.4 biliion in the first five months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 40 per cent.

Of these, China, the US, Japan and South Korea markets account for nearly 84 per cent of total vegetable and fruit export value.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the restructuring process of agriculture sector is taking place strongly, with the export structure focused on advantageous commodities such as coffee, rubber and fruit.

Vegetable and fruit exports saw positive signals this year, said the ministry. From a modest export commodity, vegetables and fruits are experiencing spectacular growth to become a key export commodity that could reach $3 billion this year. — VNS

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