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Fruit exports to China surge

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Vietnam’s fruit exports to China have surged at the land and railway border gates in the northern province of Lang Son, according to the authorities of the Dong Dang-Lang Son border gate’s economic zone.

On September 15, the land border gates of Lang Son processed customs clearance procedures for 521 container trucks carrying export cargo to China, with 421 of them loaded with fruits.

In the previous week, from September 8 to 14, a total of 8,698 container trucks passed through the provincial border gates, up by 18.4% compared to the preceding week.

Among these, 3,247 trucks transported Vietnam’s exports to China, a 23% rise over the previous week, while 5,451 container trucks brought imports to Vietnam, a 16% increase.

Total trade revenue reached US$1.13 billion during that week.

Lang Son has six border gates for customs clearance of import and export transactions with China.

Since the beginning of this month, imports and exports between Vietnam and China have grown over previous months, with around 1,000 container trucks cleared by the customs a day. Nearly 500 of these container trucks have transported exports to China, primarily consisting of fruits from Vietnam’s southern provinces, including dragon fruit, durian and banana.

According to the General Department of Vietnam Customs, the export of fruits and vegetables to China continues robust growth.

In August, exports to the neighboring market surged by 186.3% in value versus the same period last year, reaching US$266.3 million.

In the first eight months of the year, the export value to China reached US$2.3 billion, up by a staggering 134% over the previous year.

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