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Imports of fruits and vegetables increased nearly 35% 

 Friday, August 16,2019

AsemconnectVietnam - According to the statistics figures of the General Department of Customs, in the first 6 months of 2019, the total fruit and vegetable import value of Vietnam reached 990.23 million USD (equivalent to 22,775 billion dong), up by 34.6 per cent over the same period last year.

Chinese and Thai vegetables and fruits are still massively entering Vietnam even in the middle of the peak season of Vietnamese fruits. On average, Vietnamese people spend over VND 127 billion a day to buy and use imported vegetables and fruits. Currently, the country’s imports of fruits and vegetables from Thailand and China reached over 627.79 million USD, accounting for 63.4 per cent of the total import value of vegetables and fruits of the whole country.

Vietnam’s imports of fruits and vegetables from Thailand reached 407.66 million USD in the first six months of this year, up by 22.3 per cent over the same period of 2018. Meanwhile, the imports of fruits and vegetables from China reached 220.13 million USD, up by 53.8 per cent.
The imports of fruits and vegetables from the US market in the first 6 months of this year also increased strongly by 70 per cent compared to the same period last year, reaching 116.37 million USD; while the imports from Australia increased by 38.4 per cent to 57.64 million USD.

Vietnam’s imports of fruits and vegetables in the first six months of 2019 - Unit: USD – source: the General Department of Customs
Market
June of 2019
+/- June of 2019 vs. May of 2019 (%)
First 6 months of 2019
+/- First 6 months of 2019 vs. same period of 2018 (%)
Total
147.496.622
-23,52
990,228,881
34.57
Thailand
39.099.553
-40,75
407,655,813
22.31
China
45.176.943
-4,92
220,134,602
53.8
The U.S
21.162.229
-11,96
116,367,699
70.01
Australia
9.400.361
-39,42
57,639,767
38.38
Myanmar
4.465.091
-25,2
29,799,619
79.13
New Zealand
8.280.009
-15,68
26,263,898
22.88
Cambodia
4.158.434
-20,09
24,302,980
 
South Africa
1.619.183
-22,96
17,788,568
36.21
India
3.530.695
56,87
13,768,953
6.22
South Korea
1.020.402
-31,05
13,184,687
8.32
Laos
1.510.066
-19,28
6,423,386
 
Chile
1.760.004
-44,1
6,042,150
12.97
Canada
228.958
0,73
3,785,395
 
Israel
350.569
-20,83
2,719,388
170.98
Brazil
344.793
-4,47
2,027,970
-22.78
Malaysia
414.029
166,41
1,478,846
-8.04
CK
Source: VITIC

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