Vietnam has earned US$213 million from fruit and vegetable exports this year, showing an increase of 44.1 percent year on year, according to the Import-Export Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
A farmer in the central coastal province of Binh Thuan harvests dragon fruit
China, Russia, Thailand and Japan are Vietnam's major import markets, accounting for over 60 percent of the country's total fruit and vegetable export turnover.
Fruit and vegetable export turnover is expected to reach US$500-510 million in 2011.
The country also imported fruits and vegetables worth US$74 million in the first four months of this year, a year-on-year decrease of 5.7 percent.
The value of fruits and vegetables imported from China in the first quarter of this year dropped by 15.5 percent compared to the same period last year.
By T. G. – Translated by Hoang Yen