Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable exports reached more than US$1 billion while imports jumped 36.9% to more than US$500 million for the eight months leading up to September of 2016, according to the Vietnam Customs.
The country imported US$108.4 million worth of fruit and vegetables in August alone, up 55.1% compared to July. This is the first month witnessing an increase in import revenue after a two-month decline.
Among 12 major importing markets, Thailand ranked first with US$218.8 million, (accounting for 41.5% of total value and up 62.3%), trailed by China with US$125.2 million (up 27.5%) and the US with US$48.8 million (up 13.2%).
Most importing markets posting high growth included Australia (up 172.2% to US$30.1 million), and India (up 122% to US$6.3 million). However, imports from Myanmar, Chile and South Africa dropped 31.85%. 28% and 23%, respectively.VOV