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Nation buys $4m in grapes from Chile

Update: August, 20/2012 - 10:56

HA NOI — Chile exported more than US$4.2 million worth of grapes to Viet Nam during the first half of this year, up 24 per cent year-on-year and higher than the country's total fruit exports to Viet Nam in 2011.

According to the Trade Promotion Bureau (ProChile), last year, Chile ranked fourth among exporters of grapes to Viet Nam, after China, the US and Australia.

The country also exported almonds, apples, cherries and kiwi to Viet Nam in 2011, earning $16 million, a yearly increase of 26 per cent.

With annual consumption of 62kg of fruit per person – one of the highest in the world – Viet Nam was considered a prime market for Chile, ProChile said.-VNS

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