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Vietnam’s imports and exports of fruits and vegetables in seven months 

 Wednesday, September 12,2018

AsemconnectVietnam - Vietnam exported US$2.33 billion and imported $2.3 billion worth of fruits and vegetables in the first seven months of this year, showed the statistics figures of the General Department of Customs.

Fruit and vegetable exports increased nearly 15%
Vietnam’s exports of fruits and vegetables reached US$2.33 billion in the first seven months of this year, increased by 14.9 per cent over the same period last year, showed the statistics figures of the General Department of Customs.

The country’s exports of fruits and vegetables were estimated at $343.67 million in August, up by 4.14 per cent over the previous month and by 16.1 per cent over the same month of last year. The figure may bring the country’s total exports of fruits and vegetables in the first eight months of this year to $2.67 billion, up by 15.08 per cent over the same period of 2017. If the growth is maintained, the country’s total exports of fruits and vegetables may reach $4 billion this year.

China was the biggest export market of fruits and vegetables in the first seven months of this year with the export turnover of $1.72 billion, up by 12 per cent over the same period last year and accounted for 74 per cent of the total.

In the period, the country’s exports of fruits and vegetables to the South East Asian countries reached $89.24 million, up by 16.9 per cent; to the U.S - $74 million, up by 19.3 per cent; to South Korea - $67.83 million, up by 18.7 per cent; to Japan - $65.59 million, down by 3.1 per cent; and to EU - $64.89 million, up by 7.2 per cent.

The country’s exports of fruits and vegetables to Cambodia reached only $2.1 million, but it rocketed by 542.5 per cent over the same period last year. Besides, the exports to France – up by 42.7 per cent to $13.78 million; to Thailand – up by 38.6 per cent to $32.77 million; to Australia – up by 20.8 per cent to $17.19 million; and to Canada – up by 26.8 per cent to $12.53 million.

However, the exports of fruits and vegetables to Indonesia fell sharply by 86.7 per cent over the same period last year to $0.4 million; to Taiwan – down by 16.4 per cent to $21.15 million; and to Ukraine – down by 18.3 per cent to $0.56 million.

Imports of fruits and vegetables reached US$2.3 billion
Vietnam spent US$2.3 billion on imports of fruits and vegetables in the first seven months of this year, showed the statistics figures of the General Department of Customs.
In July of this year, the country imported $195 million worth of fruits and vegetables, up by 45.2 per cent compared with the previous month.

The South East Asia was the biggest import market of fruits and vegetables in the first seven months of this year, accounted for 46.5 per cent of the total with $433.4 million, down by 9.75 per cent year – on – year.
The country also imported fruits and vegetables from Thailand, the U.S and New Zealand. The imports of fruits and vegetables from the U.S increased by 89.52 per cent to $90.9 million; and from Australia – up by 73.28 per cent to $55.7 million.

Besides, Vietnam also imported fruits and vegetables from other countries such as Malaysia, South Korea and Chile.
In the first seven months of this year, Vietnam’s imports of fruits and vegetables from China increased by 48.34 per cent to $198.6 million.
Especially, the country’s imports of fruits and vegetables from South Korea increased sharply by 2.07 times or 107.04 per cent year – on – year to $12.9 million.
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Source: VITIC
 

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