Update: 10:47 | 05/11/2018
Vietnam earned some 3.3 billion USD from vegetable and fruit exports during January-October, up 15.5 percent from the same time last year, the Agro Processing Market Development Authority (AgroTrade) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has said.
Of the total shipments, 90.3 percent were raw products while the processed ones only accounted for 9.7 percent.
Vietnam earned some 3.3 billion USD from vegetable and fruit exports during January-October.
China remained the largest market of Vietnamese fruits and vegetables. Vietnam shipped nearly 2.2 billion USD worth of the products to the neighboring country in the first nine months of the year, a year-on-year surge of 10.4 percent.
Strong growth was seen in the exports to Thailand (35 percent), Australia (31.6 percent), the US (30 percent), and the Republic of Korea (24.4 percent).
In October, Vietnam splashed out 134 million USD on purchasing foreign fruits and vegetables, raising the total import value of these products in the ten-month period to 1.43 billion USD, rising 13.1 percent against the same period last year.
The AgroTrade said that many