Fruit, vegetable exports hit 1 billion USD in 4 months hinh anh 1Farmers harvest coconuts in Ben Tre province, the country’s largest producer of coconuts. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Fruit and vegetable exports earned an estimated 1 billion USD in the first four months of 2017, up 32.6 percent from the same period last year.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the top four importers of Vietnamese goods, who accounted for 82.9 percent of the value, were China, the US, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

Russia recorded an 88.7 percent increase in imports of Vietnamese fruits and vegetables compared to last year, followed by Japan (50.9 percent), Thailand (34 percent) and China (33.3 percent).

In the domestic market, from the beginning of April, prices of several Mekong Delta fruits, such as fresh coconuts and rambutans, increased due to supply shortages.

Prices of pineapples in Tien Giang levelled off after a plunge, while prices of vegetables in Lam Dong are likely to decline because of abundant supply.-VNA