|Early lychees are harvested from May 15 to June 5 and late lychees from June 1 to July 20. — File Photo
HCM CITY (VNS) — Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)'s Domestic Market Department is working with relevant agencies to boost lychee sales for this year's crop.
In the two largest lychee-growing provinces of Bac Giang and Hai Duong, the total harvested output is estimated to be 200,000 tonnes of fresh lychees in the 2015 crop.
Early lychees are harvested from May 15 to June 5 and late lychees from June 1 to July 20.
MoIT said about 60 per cent of lychees (120,000 tonnes of fresh lychees) will be consumed domestically, while the remaining 80,000 tonnes (including 85 per cent of fresh fruits and 15 per cent of dried and frozen fruits) are for exports.
The ministry will promote lychee consumption in the domestic market, especially for the Southern market which accounts for 43 per cent of total lychee output for local consumption.
For export markets, apart from China, the Ministry targets to export to Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, the US, Australia, Japan, Korea and Europe.
The lychee price is expected to be the same as the price in 2014. — VNS