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Vietnam's fruit and vegetables imports increase by 55%

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Vietnam's import of vegetables and fruits saw strong growth in the first two months of 2017, especially from Thailand and China.

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Vietnam spent $164 million on the import of vegetables and fruits in the first two months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 54.7 per cent, the General Department of Customs said.

Most imports were from Thailand, which accounted for 50 per cent or $82 million, and China, which stood at 19 per cent or $31 million, of the total vegetable and fruit imports.

Other major markets that Vietnam has imported vegetables and fruits from are the US for a value of $13 million, New Zealand for $3.8 million and Australia for $2.5 million.

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