Experts in Vietnam are expecting good prospects for the exports of fruits and vegetables in 2014. The country’s exports of fruits and vegetables are expected to generate US$1.2 billion. The Fruit and Vegetables Association of Vietnam said that the fruit and vegetables exports in the country increased over 22 percent, when compared to 2013.
In January 2014 and February 2014, the country managed to record US$136 million. The secretary general of Vinafruit, Nguyen Van Ky said that the biggest importers of Vietnamese fruits and vegetables were China, Japan, the United States and Thailand. Even Malaysia is a major importer of Vietnamese fruits and vegetables. In the late 2013, the secretary general noted that Vietnam and Taiwan finalized an agreement, according to which Taiwan will be importing a large amount of Vietnamese dragon fruit.
The country is also shipping its fruits to New Zealand, while the mangoes will be sent to the Republic of Korea during the first quarter of 2014. In 2013, Vinafruit informed that Vietnam exported 1,300 tonnes of dragon fruit, as well as 300 tonnes of rambutan to the US, with 300 tonnes of dragon fruit to Japan and a similar quantity of fruits to Korea.
The country’s fruit and vegetables exports reached $1.04 billion in 2014 and about $200 million more than the number recorded in 2012.
Photo Credits: hx corp