Vietnam earned 262 million USD from exporting fruits and vegetables to China in the first 11 months of this year, an annual increase of 36.4 percent.

The number accounted for 27.8 percent of the country’s total value of exports for the commodity, the Vietnam Fruits and Vegetables Association has announced.

The association said that export of processed fruit products contributed significantly to the growth of export turnover of the produce to China in the period.

According to economic experts, there is a great potential for Vietnam to promote export of its fruits and vegetables to China because this is essential commodities and China has not yet met the demands of consumers in the country.

Vietnam’s dried fruits are a favourite product in China now. Many Vietnamese businesses have reduced export of fresh fruits, while increasing dried fruit export to the market.

In the first half of this year, Vietnam’s export value of fruits and vegetables rose 33.5 percent year-on-year, reaching 492 million USD.-VNA