Fruit-vegetable export value surpasses 2.1 billion USD hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)Fruit-vegetable exports in 11 months of 2016 earned 2.178 billion USD, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

The MARD said the value for November alone was 186 million USD.

China is the largest market for Vietnamese vegetables and fruits, accounting for 70.4 percent, followed by the Republic of Korea with 3.6 percent, the United States 3.4 percent, and Japan 3.1 percent.

In the period, Vietnam spent 814 million USD on imported vegetables and fruits, up 44 percent against the same period last year.

Thailand is the largest exporter of fruit to Vietnam, making up 44 percent of the country’s total import of the products, followed by China with 23 percent./.