According to Vietnamese Fruits Production and Exports Based on The Global Gap & ISO 22000 Standard Towards Faster and Sustainable Development Research, structure of Vietnam exported fruits consists of dragon fruit (US $ 454 million and accounted for 44 % of total export turnover of fruit), coconut and coconut products (US $ 165 million), lychee (US $ 45 million), longan (US $ 39 million), pineapple and pineapple products (US $ 25 million). Additionally, mangosteen, durian, star apple, Nam Roi pomelo, durian Ri 6 (Vinh Long), Hoa Loc mango, Lo Ren star apple (Tien Giang), dragon fruit (Binh Thuan province) … are aslo famous exported fruits.
In recent years, the export volume of mango and lychee has increased rapidly. Lychees exported mainly by Chinese traders buying and sorting in place. Pineapples exported mostly in canned, frozen fresh… Apart from the market tradition as the Russian Federation , Eastern Europe , pineapples have penetrated into Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and especially in the American market. Besides, dragon fruit is also in top list of tropical fruits exported to China, Malaysia, Thailand and many countries in Europe and Middle East. Japan is the new potential market for Vietnam’s dragon fruit as they are so interested in that fruit recently.
Data from Vietnam customs has indicated the value of the country’s fruit exports to China has dropped by 25 per cent year-on-year, during the first eight-months of 2020.
It’s believed the change in quality and origin standards made by China has played a significant role in the decline in value. The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has also impacted the value of Vietnamese fruit exports.
Vietnam exports dragon fruit, watermelon, lychee, longan, banana, mango, jackfruit, rambutan, and mangosteen to China, which remains the country’s largest export market, accounting for 27.8 per cent of all agricultural exports, valued at approximately US$8.5bn in 2019.
(Source: fruitnet, lavite.com.vn)