In addition to China, the US, and Czech, Canada spent 02 to 28 times more than in the same period last year to buy Vietnam’s durians in 11 months of this year.

The latest statistics from the General Department of Customs show that in 11 months, Vietnam’s durian exports reached nearly 2.2 billion USD. This was an increase of nearly 05 times compared to the same period last year. Exports of fresh durian alone reached 02 billion USD which was up nearly 8 times compared to 2022.

Countries increased durian imports from Vietnam.

China is the leading import market for Vietnam’s durian with a turnover of 1.97 billion USD, an increase of 15 times over the same period last year. Next, the Czech Republic spent 9.7 million USD to buy Vietnam’s durian, up 28 times – the strongest growth among countries.

In addition to the above two markets, durian exports to France, Canada, the US, and Papua New Guinea increased by 32% to 8 times, respectively.

Mr. Dang Phuc Nguyen, General Secretary of the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association, said that Vietnam’s fresh durian prices are better than those of countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines while the quality is stable. Therefore, many countries increased their purchase.

Regarding the Chinese market, Vietnam’s durians increasingly have the advantage of being officially exported. During Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent state visit, Vietnam continued to have more incentives when frozen durian was officially exported to this market. “If Vietnam’s durians are taken care of technically, high-quality products will not worry about losing market share in China,” he said.

Vietnam’s durians are available all year round thanks to favorable weather and soil conditions. Meanwhile, Thai durians are only seasonal. Besides, the logistics cost to export durians from Vietnam to China is lower than that of Thailand. Therefore, the price of Vietnam’s durian is competitive.

Mr. Nguyen said that it took decades for China to experiment and cultivate dragon fruit so to grow durians like Vietnam, they also have to spend a long time. He believed that in the next 10 years, Vietnam’s durian consumption would remain well.

He advised farmers to promote sustainable farming and improve the quality of products and varieties. In addition, they need to pay attention to climate change, and should not plant durians in salted areas.

Statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development show that if in 2010, Vietnam had 92,000 ha of durian, it now has increased to 131,000 ha so far. The average annual growth rate of the country in this period is 24.5%. Durian production this year is estimated at over one million tons, an increase of 15.9% compared to 2022./.