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Durian exports continue to grow

06 June 2023, China: In the first four months of the year, durian exports have seen a significant increase, reaching 190.5 million USD, a 573.1% increase compared to the same period in 2022. The main market for durian exports is China, accounting for 84.3% of the total export value.

It is worth noting that after Vietnam and China signed a formal agreement on durian exports, there has been a strong push to export durian to the Chinese market.

Regarding durian products, according to statistics from the Lang Son Customs Department, as of May 30th, the authorities at the Huu Nghi International Border Gate had completed customs procedures for 1,601 officially exported batches of durian to China, equivalent to nearly 60,000 tons. In May alone, the volume of durian exports through the Huu Nghi International Border Gate reached over 17,500 tons.

According to the Vietnam Trade Promotion Office in Chongqing (China), dragon fruit, bananas, durian, mangoes, etc., are the main fruits imported from Vietnam. In 2022, the import value of dragon fruit from Vietnam reached 20 million USD, and other fruits reached over 2.8 million USD. In the first quarter of 2023, the import value of fruits from Vietnam was as follows: durian reached over 26 million USD, dragon fruit reached nearly 8.9 million USD, and bananas reached 101 thousand USD.

Up to now, Vietnam has 293 durian growing areas and 115 packing facilities that have been granted official export codes by China to this market.

In 2022, China imported over 820,000 tons of durian, with approximately 780,000 tons imported from Thailand. It is forecasted that this year, the volume of imported durian will easily reach or exceed 900,000 tons. Durian imports from Thailand are forecast to increase this year, but the market share of Vietnamese durian in China will also soar.

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