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Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam earned 193.2 million USD from exporting mangos and mango products in 2018, up 24 percent year-on-year and making up 5 percent of the country’s total vegetable and fruit export revenue, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

The value increased from 46 million USD in 2015, 68 million USD in 2016 and 156 million USD in 2017, the ministry reported.

China was Vietnam’s major mango importer, accounting for more than 84.6 percent of total mango export value.

The southern region boasts the largest area of mangos, with more than 80,000ha.

Dong Thap province alone has more than 9,200 ha. Last year, the locality shipped some 2,500 tonnes of mango, including 1,550 tonnes to China and 850 tonnes to Japan.

The mango price is expected to drop in March and April which mark the main mango season in countries like Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, the Philippines, India and Pakistan, experts said.

In recent years, Vietnamese farmers have applied new technologies to produce mangos throughout the year.-VNA