In 8 months of 2023, vegetable and fruit exports to China reached 2.26 billion USD, up 133.6% over the same period last year.

According to data from the General Department of Customs, by the end of August 2023, fruit and vegetable exports reached 3.55 billion US. This result was up 61.8% over the same period last year, surpassing 3.36 billion USD for the whole year 2022.

The vegetable and fruit group recorded the highest growth rate of the agricultural sector in 8 months of 2023.

Regarding the export market, China is still the leading market with an export turnover of 2.26 billion USD, accounting for 63.6% of the export turnover of the whole fruit and vegetable industry of Vietnam in 8 months of 2023.

Vietnam exported a lot of vegetables and fruit to China.

Compared to the same period last year, the export of vegetables and fruits to this market in 8 months of this year increased sharply by 133.6% and 47.7% compared to the total turnover of the whole year 2022 (1.53 billion USD).

With 2.26 billion USD, fruit and vegetable exports to China also set a record compared to the same period in the previous year.

Mr. Dang Phuc Nguyen – General Secretary of the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association – assessed that: This year, China reopened after the Zero Covid policy. Along with the export of Vietnam’s durian into this country, it has promoted the turnover of the fruit and vegetable industry to break through.

It is estimated that in the past 8 months, durian exports reached nearly 1.3 billion USD, of which exports to China accounted for about 90% of the total turnover of this fruit of Vietnam. In addition, the exports of other fruits are also increased by China such as bananas, jackfruit, dragon fruit, watermelon, etc.

Currently, Vietnam has 16 plant products being exported to China including Banana, durian, mangosteen, black jelly, rice bran, rice, sweet potato, watermelon, dragon fruit, mango, jackfruit, longan, lychee, rambutan, chili, and passion fruit.

Vietnam has signed the protocol for products including rice bran, rice, mangosteen, black jelly, durian, bananas, and sweet potatoes.

In addition, Vietnam is negotiating to sign protocols for dragon fruit, watermelon, lychee, longan, rambutan, mango, and jackfruit. Chilli and passion fruit are being allowed to be exported temporarily. Citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruit…) and coconuts are in the stage of technical negotiation.

The Plant Protection Department (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development) has sent the request to open a market for custard apple and cardamom./.