China top importer of Vietnam’s fruits and vegetable in first half of 2014

veggiesJapan ranked the second among markets of Vietnamese fruits and vegetable during the six-month period. (Image source: The Open University/Flickr)China was the biggest importer of Vietnamese fruits and vegetable in the first half of 2014, accounting for 31.77 per cent of the export value, according to a report

Vietnam Industry and Trade Information Center (VITIC) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade on Wednesday quoted Vietnam Customs as saying that during the January-June period, the country exported nearly US$684.5mn worth of fruits and vegetable to the world market, up 43.82 per cent year-on-year, Xinhua reported.

In particular, fruits and vegetable sold to China reached over US$217.4mn in value during the period, seeing an increase of 41.22 per cent year-on-year.

Japan ranked the second among markets of Vietnamese fruits and vegetable during the six-month period with nearly US$35.14mn worth of products shipped to the market, up 10.91 percent year-on-year.

Exports to Japan accounted for some 5.13 per cent of Vietnam’s fruits and vegetable export revenue during the period, according to statistics from Vietnam Customs.

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