Lychees in Bac Giang sold well hinh anh 1Lychees are packaged for export (Photo: VNA)

Bac Giang (VNA) – As many as 39,451 tonnes of ​lychees have been sold in the northern province of Bac Giang, equivalent to around 40 percent of the total production, said a local official on June 23.

Of the figure, nearly 30,049 tonnes are early-season ​lychees and the remaining are of main crop, according to Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade Dao Xuan Cuong.

Over 11,000 tonnes and 13 tonnes were shipped to China and Australia, respectively. Roughly 27,756 tonnes were sold nationwide, mostly in northern localities, Hanoi, the central city of Da Nang, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, Ho Chi Minh City and several southern provinces.

In response to Luc Ngan – Bac Giang Litchi Week, 45 tonnes of Bac Giang ​lychees were supplied to Big C supermarket chain, and more than 3 tonnes went to Hapro and around 2 tonnes to Saigon Co.op chain, which all meet VietGap or GlobalGAP standards.

This year, ​lychees fetch 25,000-72,000 VND (1.1-2.6 USD) per kilogram, or 5-10 percent higher than last year, reported the department.-VNA