Fruit imports in first seven months

17:27 | 24/08/2014

VGP – Viet Nam imported around 400,000 tons of vegetables and fruits in the first seven months this year, according to the Plant Protection Department.

The quantity remained unchanged against the previous years but a major shift was recorded as imported fruits and vegetables from China fell down sharply, especially apples.

The Department reported that out of over 40,000 tons of imported apples in the January-July period, only 22,000 tons came from China,  a decrease of 50% compared to the average rate in recent years.

Meanwhile, import of high-quality apples from the US, Australia, New Zealand and Canada was estimated to increase by 42% in the first seven months, with over 10,000 tons from the US, nearly 3,500 tons from New Zealand, 2,000 tons from Australia and 1,200 tons from Chile. 

By Khanh Phuong