According to the General Department of Customs, in November, Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable export turnover unexpectedly decreased by 39% compared to the previous month, reaching nearly 373 million USD.

The Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association said that the export of vegetables and fruits in November decreased sharply due to the key item, durian, having passed the main season. Durian exports (HS code 08106000) reached 83.3 million USD, which was a sharp decrease of 62.5 million USD compared to the previous month. In 11 months of 2023, durian exports reached about 2.3 billion USD, accounting for 45% of Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable export turnover.

Durian exports in November reached only 83.3 million USD.

The turnover this month has dropped sharply. However, fruit and vegetable exports still achieved an impressive figure this year with nearly 5.2 billion USD, up 70.3% over the same period last year. This is the key export group with the most impressive growth rate.

In the history of the fruit and vegetable industry, the annual export turnover has never reached 05 billion USD. This year, the Association forecasted an annual turnover of about 04 billion USD. More than 05 billion USD is beyond the expectations of businesses, experts, and management units.

With this result, the export turnover of vegetables and fruits in 2023 is estimated to reach 5.5 or 5.6 billion USD, exceeding the target of the fruit and vegetable industry by 2025.

In terms of export markets, by the end of November, China continued to hold the No. 1 position with a turnover of more than 3.4 billion USD, up 149% over the same period last year (equivalent to an increase of more than 2 billion USD) and accounting for about 65.4% of the total export turnover of this item of countries./.