Fresh coconut prices have more than doubled in Vietnam

Updated Aug 26, 2023
Fresh coconuts are currently being sold for 60,000-80,000 VND a dozen, 2.5 times higher than at the beginning of the year, after news that the US allowed imports again.
In the Mekong Delta region, the price of fresh coconut has increased rapidly after a period of sharp decline. Mr. Hoa, a coconut grower in Ben Tre, said that in the past two years, the price of this commodity has been very volatile. At the beginning of the year, the price fell so low that the family's 1.5 hectares of coconuts were not profitable. This month, thanks to the price increased to more than 60,000 VND a dozen, with about 700 coconuts harvested for the first time, he sold more than 4 million VND. Similarly, Mr. Thanh in Tien Giang said that for the first half of this month, the price of coconut has increased to help him and farmers in the region have more stable income. If the price maintains this level until the end of the year, his 500 coconut trees can yield several hundred million dong. Mr. Nguyen Dinh Tung - General Director of Vina T&T Import-Export Company, said that in the first half of the year, his company exported about 15 containers of peeled coconuts to ...
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