BUSINESS Vietnam's fruit, veggie import rises 12 pct in 8 months

BUSINESS

Vietnam's fruit, veggie import rises 12 pct in 8 months

Xinhua

21:39, September 05, 2018

HANOI, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam spent over $1.1 billion importing fruits and vegetables in the first eight months of this year, up 12 percent on-year, its Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said on Tuesday.

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Specifically, fruit imports stood at $812 million, up 0.2 percent, mainly from Thailand and China.

In 2017, Vietnam spent nearly $1.6 billion importing fruits and vegetables, up 68 percent against 2016.

In the first eight months of this year, the country gained roughly $2.7 billion from exporting fruits and veggies, posting a year-on-year increase of 14.8 percent, said the ministry.

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