A boy harvests mangoes in the southern province of Vĩnh Long. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam has begun exported mangoes to Chile – the second fruit to head to the South American country.
According to Chile’s Trade Office (ProChile) in HCM City, the first batches of Vietnamese mangoes and Chilean apples were shipped to each other’s markets last month.
Mangoes join dragon fruit which is also shipped to Chile from Việt Nam.
Mangoes are grown in large scale in 59 of the 63 provincial-level localities in Việt Nam, with the Mekong Delta accounting for 48 per cent of total farming area. The fruit has been exported to 40 countries, including the Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, China and Thailand.
Vietnam earned nearly US$4 billion from fruit and vegetable exports in 2018 and another $2.3 billion in the first seven months of this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Việt Nam and Chile are also negotiating for the trading of Chilean cherries and Vietnamese grapefruits. — VNS