25 March 2023, VN: According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, so far this year, the country’s total dragon fruit export turnover has reached more than 47 million USD, down 48.7% over the same period last year.
Vietnamese dragon fruit is being exported to more than 40 countries and territories. In which, China, India, the US, Thailand, the Netherlands, and Japan are the biggest importers of Vietnam’s dragon fruit. However, in the first 2 months of 2023, a number of Vietnam’s dragon fruit import markets decreased sharply; Specifically, export turnover to Korea decreased by 25.9% and Japan by 35.4% over the same period last year.
Despite difficulties in the first months of the year, it is forecasted that dragon fruit exports will be more favorable in the coming time, because China who is the biggest market for Vietnamese dragon fruit has reopened its door. The Chinese market is accounting for about 60-70% of Vietnam’s total dragon fruit export turnover. In 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development aims that dragon fruit exports worth more than 1 billion USD.
The Import-Export Department (Ministry of Industry and Trade) quoted statistics from the General Department of Customs as saying that in the first two months of 2023, Vietnam’s export value of vegetables and fruits reached 564.95 million USD, up 12.4% compared with the same period in 2022.
In particular, the increase in export value to the Chinese market is the main factor promoting the positive growth of fruit and vegetable exports in the context of a sharp decline in many key export products.
Specifically, in the first two months of 2023, vegetable and fruit exports to the Chinese market reached 320.5 million USD, up 25.3% over the same period in 2022, accounting for 56.7% of the total export value of vegetable and fruit.
China’s lifting of the “Zero COVID” policy has helped Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable exports to this market regain its growth momentum.
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