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Vietnam's fruit, vegetable exports jumped more than 116%

Staff writer |
Fruit and vegetable exports are likely to achieve the government's target of $1.65 billion this year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam.

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More and more countries have opened their door to Vietnamese fruits and vegetables, including selective markets like the U.S., Australia, the EU and Japan.

Earnings from fruit and vegetable exports have increased strongly in recent years, from $460 million in 2010 to $1.47 billion last year, according to the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association Vinafruit.

The figure topped $1.342 billion in the first nine months of this year, a surge of more than 116% over the same period last year.

Vietnam exports 40 kinds of fruits and vegetables to 40 countries and territories, including major export markets like China, Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK), the US, Malaysia and Thailand.

Last year, more than 1.6 million tonnes of fruits and vegetables were exported, of which dragonfruit accounted for more than 997,000 tonnes, watermelon nearly 300,000 tonnes, longan more than 100,000 tonnes, litchi over 70,000 tonnes and rambutan 600 tonnes.

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