Chinese vegetables and fruits on Vietnamese market: Tangerines and garlic top the list

Updated May 19, 2023
Preliminary statistics from the General Department of Customs show that in the first four months of this year, Vietnam spent nearly $560 million to import vegetables and fruits, a slight increase of 1.6% over the same period last year.
In which, China is the largest supplier, accounting for nearly 38% of the total value of Vietnam's fruit and vegetable imports in the first four months of 2023. A report on market analysis of agricultural products import and export (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development) shows that, in the first quarter of 2023, Vietnam imported vegetables and fruits mainly from the markets of China, the US, Myanmar, Australia and Cambodia. The most imported vegetables and fruits include: Apples accounted for 13%; grapes, tangerines, garlic and green beans each accounted for 8%; chestnut 7%; cherry 4%; other types accounted for 37%. Particularly, vegetables and fruits imported from China accounted for 41% in the first quarter, of which garlic and mandarin topped the list with a rate of 19% each. Third is mushrooms, accounting for 15%, then apples 11%, pears 7%, onions 5%, the rest are other vegetables. Currently, on the market of Wenzhou tangerines (China), also known as sugar oranges, ...
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