China remains one of Vietnam’s biggest trade partners despite disputes over sovereignty in the East Sea
Exports of Vietnamese fruit and vegetables to China rose 77.3 percent on-year in the first five months of 2016, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said on Tuesday.
During the five-month period, Vietnam exported over $692 million worth of fruit and vegetables to China.
China remained the biggest export market for Vietnamese fruit and vegetables, according to the ministry.
Exports to China accounted for some 70.4 percent of Vietnam’s total market share in the five-month period.
Revenue from fruit and vegetable exports to China in 2015 reached some $1.1 billion, accounting for around 60 percent of Vietnam’s export revenue of the products, a sharp increase from around 30 percent in 2014, according to Vietnam’s Association of Fruits and Vegetables.
Vietnam’s watermelon, dragon fruit and longan were among the main fruits exported to China.
During the five-month period, Vietnam earned over $983 million from fruit and vegetable exports to the world market.
According to the association, Vietnamese fruit and vegetables are exported to 40 countries and territories worldwide.