Fruit, vegetable sector strives to increase export turnover

Dinh Van Huong, chairman of Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association, said the fruit and vegetable sector is targeting an export turnover of US$1 billion this year.

Rambutan fruits being processed for export at a company in Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: SGGP)

For the last five years, export turnover of fruit and vegetable has seen an average growth rate of 25 percent per annum, increasing from $305 million in 2007 to $829 million in 2012.

Despite such a high growth rate, experts say it is still low compared to global standards which go into hundreds of billions of dollars every year.

From 2013-2018, the association will take more initiatives to boost trade in large markets like EU and the US.

By Cong Phien – Translated by Hai Mien

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