The northern province of Bac Giang has earned around 2.7 trillion VND (about 123.8 million USD) from lychees so far this year.

Domestic consumption accounted for about 55 percent of the 190,000 tonnes harvested, which was the first time local consumption surpassed exports, said vice chairman of the provincial People's Committee, Duong Van Thai.

"This shows the domestic market still has a lot of potential," he added.

This year was also the first time Luc Ngan lychees have been exported to the US, Japan, Australia and some ASEAN countries. Luc Ngan is a district in Bac Giang well known for its delicious lychees.

Thai said that fresh lychees have already sold out, leaving only dried and processed lychees available until the new season next year.-VNA