Fruit and vegetable exports are expected to enjoy an export turnover growth of 20-30 percent by the end of 2014, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Last year, Vietnam raked in around 1.04 billion USD from shipping such products overseas, a year-on-year increase of 25 percent, statistics from the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association have shown.

China was Vietnam’s biggest importer, accounting for 27.6 percent of the local market share. It was followed by Japan with 5.59 percent and the US with 4.7 percent.

Vietnam’s fruit and vegetables are now present in 40 markets around the world. Their export has risen steadily over the past few years, ranging from 628 million USD in 2011 to 829 million USD in 2012, before surpassing the billion dollar mark in 2013.

Best sellers include dragon fruit, grapefruit and frozen and canned vegetable.-VNA