Update: 19:40 | 06/06/2021
Ameii Vietnam JSC shipped 10 tonnes of Hai Duong fresh lychee to Thailand by sea on June 5, making it the first time the fruit has been exported to the Thai market.
A representative from Ameii said that Thailand is considered as a fruit hub in the region, so the export of Hai Duong lychee to the market along with the acceptance of the fruit shows that Hai Duong lychee can compete even in such a hub of tropical fruit.
Ameii Vietnam is expected to ship 20 tonnes of fresh lychee to the Thai market each week.
Ameii Vietnam is expected to ship 20 tonnes of fresh lychee to the Thai market each week to supply to supermarket chains and stores in the country.
According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Hai Duong Province, the province harvested and consumed about 29,000 tonnes of lychee as of May 31, equivalent to 85% of the output of early maturing lychee and 55% of the total lychee output of the entire province.
Of the total harvested volume, about 15,000 tonnes were exported to China, Laos, and Cambodia.
In addition, approximately 1,500 tonnes of Hai Duong lychee were transported to demanding markets including Japan, the US and Australia; about 300 tonnes were shipped to the EU; 500 tonnes were exported to Singapore, the Middle East and Malaysia; and 700 tonnes of frozen lychee were shipped to the Republic of Korea, Japan and the EU.
It is anticipated that an additional 1,000 tonnes of fresh and frozen lychee will be shipped to Japan while 4,000 tonnes will be transported to the US, Australia, Singapore and the EU.
Hai Duong Province estimates to harvest 55,000 tonnes of lychee in this crop.