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Fruits, veggies exports exceed US$1.8 billion in Jan-Apr

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Fruit and vegetable exports from January to April amounted to US$1.8 billion, a 32.1% increase compared to the previous year, according to data from the General Statistics Office (GSO).

In April alone, exports reached an estimated US$520 million, a 33.9% year-on-year rise.

The first quarter of 2024 saw a remarkable surge in export orders, particularly in the fruit and vegetable sector. The total revenue generated from vegetable and fruit exports reached US$1.3 billion, marking the first time that the export value of this sector has surpassed US$1 billion within a single quarter.

Durian played a significant role in driving fruit export revenue, contributing over US$2.2 billion out of the total US$5.6 billion last year, as reported by the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetables Association (VINAFRUIT).

Vietnam’s key fruit export markets experienced positive growth in the first three months of this year. China remained the largest buyer, with imports from Vietnam reaching US$759.4 million, up 32.4% year-on-year. South Korea followed with US$74.6 million, a 59.3% increase, and the U.S. with US$67.7 million, surging 33.9% compared to the previous year.

The goal for Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable exports is to achieve US$6.5 billion in revenue this year.

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