Veggie, fruit exports reach 1.77 billion USD during Jan-May hinh anh 1Vietnamese vegetables on supermarket shelves (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam’s export turnover of fruits and vegetables hit 1.77 billion USD in the first five months of 2021, a year-on-year increase of 18 percent, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

In May alone, fruit and vegetable exports raked in 400 million USD, a surge of 48.3 percent compared to the same period last year.

China currently remained the top importer of fruits and vegetables from Vietnam. These products are also witnessing positive signs in other major markets such as the US, Japan, Russia, and Australia.

To boost the export of fruits and vegetables, the ministry assigned the Director of the Plant Protection Department to negotiate to open 19 markets for 20 types of products, assist in handling, negotiating and removing technical difficulties arising in the export process, coordinate with localities to build codes for growing areas and export establishments to ensure traceability and meet requirements of major importers./.