|Việt Nam’s fruits and vegetables imports fell 42 per cent in the first four months, but imports from the US increased by 44 per cent as it became the largest supplier. – Photo nld.com.vn|
HCM CITY – The US has become Việt Nam’s largest supplier of fruits and vegetables after a 44 per cent increase year-on-year in the first four months of the year to US$102.1 million, according to the Việt Nam Fruit and Vegetable Association.
Việt Nam's overall imports fell 42 per cent to $376.9 million, but imports from several countries such as New Zealand, the US and Korea increased.
In the same period last year the US had accounted for only 10 per cent of imports.
Phạm Thiện Hoàng, owner of GreenSpace Store, a fruit importer, said fruits from the US are very popular among Vietnamese consumers.
Apples, grapes and cherries are among the biggest imports from that country.
Việt Nam is also a substantial exporter of vegetables and fruits, and in the first four months earned $1.2 billion from it, a 12.5 per cent drop. – VNS