Lychees, one of Vietnam's export fruits. (Source: vaithieulucngan.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s fruit-vegetable export value in 2016 is predicted to reach 2.6 billion USD, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

From the beginning of this year, fruit-vegetable exports recorded a year-on-year increase of 30.8 percent to nearly 2 billion USD, becoming the third largest export commodity after coffee and cashew.

The MARD predicts that fruit-vegetable exports are likely to hit five billion USD in 2017.-VNA