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In the first 2 months of the year, Vietnam's anise export reached 1,437 tonnes 

 Wednesday, March 27,2024

AsemconnectVietnam - Accumulating in the first 2 months of 2024, Vietnam's anise export reached 1,437 tonnes, earning 7.9 million USD, a slight decrease of 2.3% compared to the same period in 2023.

According to preliminary statistics from Vietnam Pepper Association (VPA), in February 2024, Vietnam's anise export reached 558 tonnes and earned 3.4 million USD in February 2024. Cumulatively in the first 2 months of the year, Vietnam earned 7.9 million USD with 1,437 tonnes of star anise, a slight decrease of 2.3% over the same period last year.
In terms of market, India is the largest customer with 731 tonnes, accounting for 50.9%. The US is the second largest market with a proportion of 9.3%. Prosi Thang Long and Nedspice are the two largest export enterprises with output reaching 333 tonnes and 109 tonnes, respectively.
In 2023, Vietnam exported 16,136 tonnes of star anise, a sharp increase of 26% in volume and earned 83 million USD. Average export price in 2023 reached 6,376 USD/tonne, down 8% compared to the previous year. India and China serve as the two largest markets with 7,860 tonnes and 4,116 tonnes, accounting for 48.7% and 25.5% of the export market, respectively. Anise is a rare flower globally, a flower from the anise plant (or star anise).
China, Vietnam and India are currently dominant suppliers of anise worldwide. Among them, Vietnam and China are the only two countries that can produce star anise in large quantities thanks to favorable conditions.
Anise is a small tree 2-6m high, shape of the whole tree is tapered in shape of a canarium, green all year round, the trunk grows straight, the branches easily break. Leaves grow in clusters of 3-4 at the ends of branches, have stems, whole leaf blades, 8-12cm long, 3-4cm wide, brittle, crushed and fragrant. Anise plants, if planted and cared for well, will produce flowers after 4 years of planting.
Yield from the 4th to 6th year is 0.5 -1 kg/tree, so rare star anise is even more precious. From the 20th year onwards, the tree will yield a stable yield of up to 40 - 50kg/tree. If anise trees are planted and cared for properly, they will get high and stable yields, extending the harvest period up to 80 years.
In Vietnam, star anise is often used as a spice in powdered or whole form. Because of its spicy and aromatic properties, star anise is a spice used in many dishes such as pho, curry, stew, stew, etc, helps create flavor and aroma, giving dishes a rich and unique flavor. In addition, star anise also creates a feeling of appetite and stimulates taste buds.
According to statistics, our country currently has over 5,100 species of medicinal plants, with many potentials and advantages to develop medicinal herbs into an economic industry.

Source: Vitic/ congthuong.vn
 

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