Dragon fruit makes a splash at Spinneys debut in Saudi Arabia

Vietnamese exports received a sweet boost on June 24 with the presence of its red and yellow-fleshed dragon fruits at the grand opening of Spinneys, a high-end supermarket chain from the United Arab Emirates.

This marked the first time the Vietnamese dragon fruit has hit shelves in Saudi Arabia.

According to the General Department of Vietnam Customs, Vietnam's exports to Saudi Arabia fetched over 615 million USD in the first five months of this year, marking an annual 48% rise.

Meanwhile, Vietnam's imports from Saudi Arabia decreased by 16% to 549 million USD.

As a result, total bilateral trade turnover reached 1.16 billion USD, reflecting a 9.2% year-on-year growth./.