(People’s Daily) According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, in the first two months of 2021, the national export volume of fruits and vegetables was approximately US$610 million, a year-on-year increase of 14.6%. With the above impressive signals, Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable industry is expected to achieve a breakthrough in 2021.
Enrich the market
In the first two months of 2021, Vietnam’s exports of fruits and vegetables have soared. Not only that, the export market is also rich and diverse. In January 2021, China was the largest import market for fruits and vegetables in Vietnam, with imports accounting for 59.1%of the country’s total imports of fruits and vegetables, amounting to US$182.9 million, a year-on-year increase of 5.4%. The second is Thailand, with exports of 16.2 million US dollars, accounting for 5.2%, a year-on-year increase of 14.8%. Ranked third is the United States, with an export value of 13.2 million US dollars, accounting for 4.3%, an increase of 20.7%year-on-year. The export volume of fruits and vegetables in other markets such as Ukraine, Cambodia and Egypt has soared, with the export volume increasing 10 times, 7.4 times and 4 times respectively year-on-year.
It is worth mentioning that the export of Vietnamese fruits and vegetables to China has increased, but the market share has declined. Specifically, the proportion of exports to China fell from 61.7%in January 2020 to 59.1%. It can be seen that Vietnam’s fruits and vegetables have more or less reduced their dependence on traditional markets, and at the same time, exports to new export markets have grown well.
Our country has signed various free trade agreements with many partners, such as:”Vietnam-Europe Free Trade Agreement”,”Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement”,”Vietnam-UK Free Trade Agreement”, which will facilitate Vietnam’s fruits and vegetables in 2021 Conquer the high-quality market.
Focus on the processing link
Many companies believe that in the context of the Covid-19 epidemic is still complex and changeable, the processing of fruits and vegetables industry will help the entire industry to increase its export value.
Vina T&T Import and Export Service Trading Company President Ruan Tingsong said that although Covid-19 broke out in many places in 2020, it had little impact on the company because all the company’s fruits are processed and therefore have a long shelf life. In the immediate and long-term, companies should focus on investing in the development of processing businesses, aiming to process and preserve fresh fruits even when they encounter difficulties in exporting fresh fruits, and even increase the added value of their products.
Vietnam Fruit Association Secretary-General Deng Fuyuan pointed out:”In the first two months of this year, Vietnam’s export of fruits and vegetables has achieved considerable results. Therefore, it is just around the corner for this product to maintain a good export momentum. In fact, it is mostly due to the signed free trade agreement. Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable industry has many advantages to increase productivity and export value. On the other hand, during this period, our country’s many kinds of fruit and vegetables have met the demanding signs of high-quality markets such as the United States, the European Union, and Japan. Since then, we have established worldwide consumption. Confidence in Vietnamese agricultural products.”
Because of this, the requirement for the Vietnamese vegetable and fruit industry in the future is to focus on improving product quality and ensuring product traceability based on the construction of VietGap and GlobalGAP planting areas and processing plants that have obtained ISO standard certification. , Ensure food safety. In particular, under the background that the Covid-19 epidemic is still not under control, special attention should be paid to ensuring the safety of production, packaging, transportation and other activities during the epidemic, so as to make it easy for products to enter other countries. (End)