Vietnamese spend VND 15 trillion importing fruits in first seven months
(VNF) - Vietnam’s main fruit import market is Thailand, which accounts for 57% market share; followed by China with nearly 17%.
Apples imported from South Africa
Report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said, import value of fruits and vegetables in July reached USD 216 million, bringing the total import value of this commodity in the first seven months to USD 852 million. Since the beginning of this year, Vietnamese have spent USD 659 million VND 15,000 billion) to import foreign fruit, double the same period last year.
Thus, Vietnamese people on average spend VND 72 billion per day on imported fruit. Thai fruits are the most popular, accounting for 57% of the market, followed by Chinese fruit.
As an agricultural country, though, though, Vietnam has spent a lot of money to import fruits and vegetables from abroad for domestic consumption. From USD 200 million import value each year, now the import turnover of this item reached USD 1 billion.
Imported fruits are mainly apples, oranges, pear, kiwi, cherry (New Zealand, Australia), mango, custard (Thailand). Vegetables from China are mainly cabbage, lettuce, potato, orange, apple.
In reverse, Vietnam exported about USD 360 million in the first 7 months (nearly VND 83,000 billion), mainly to China, Japan and Korea./.