Update: 08:53 | 01/08/2020
Figures released by the Australian Department of Agriculture revealed that Vietnamese green mango exports to Australia doubled year-on-year in the first six months of this year.
During the period, a total 124 tonnes of Vietnamese green mangoes were imported into Australia, an increase of 51 tonnes as against the same period last year.
Vietnamese green mango exports to Australia double in H1.
According to a report by ABC Rural, the competition from Vietnamese mangoes has made the price in the Southern Territories drop around 40 percent, from about AUD 80 (US$63) per tray last year to AUD50 (US$35) per tray this year.
Most of the exported green mangoes were sold to restaurants, not supermarkets, where they are being used in Southeast Asian cuisine.
Since July 20, Vietnamese durian has been jointly promoted in Australia by the Vietnamese Commercial Affairs Office in Australia and the New South Wales-based ASEAN company. The firm has imported seven tonnes of frozen durian from the Southeast Asian country.
Frozen durian products which are mainly imported from Asian countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, China, and Vietnam, are increasingly finding favour among Australian consumers.