Hanoi (VNA) – According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable export sales amounted to US$1.4 billion in the first five months of this year, down 17 percent compared to the same period last year.
The ministry attributed the decline to five months exportFocus on a sharp drop in shipments of the products China.
exports of all vegetables and fruit to China have shown signs of decline, except for bananas which recorded remarkable growth, it said.
In the first five months of this year, China imported 742,000 tons of bananas, up 10 percent from a year earlier. Of these, Vietnamese and Philippine bananas account for 43 and 28 percent of the market, respectively.
According to MARD, fruit and vegetables in particular and agricultural products in general are still difficult to enter the Chinese market in the coming period. Therefore, exporters should actively seek new markets and increase exports of approved fruits to Japan, United States and European Union markets./.