Vietnam gained strong growth in lychee exports and the number of enterprises exporting lychee this year against the figures of last year, according to the General Department of Customs.

In this crop, Vietnamese enterprises exported more than 92,000 tonnes of lychee, earning 40.8 million USD. Those figures showed a year-on-year increase of 172 per cent in volume and 126 percent in value.

Of which, the export of fresh lychee reached over 75,000 tonnes worth 30.9 million USD, accounting for 81.5 per cent of export volume, while dried lychee reached more than 17,000 tonnes earning more than 9.9 million USD.

The department said that in the lychee crop this year, Vietnamese lychee was shipped to 27 countries and territories around the world, an increase of eight countries compared to 2017.

The lychee exports to China accounted for 90.7 percent of Vietnam’s total lychee exports in this year.

The General Department of Customs also said that the number of enterprises exporting lychee this year has doubled against 2017. This year, 97 enterprises exported lychee.-VNA