Garment, fruit and vegetable exports sharply increase

Monday, 2019-06-10 12:39:59
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NDO - The total textile and garment export revenue for the first five months of 2019 reached US$14.5 billion, up by 9.11% over the same period last year and accounting for 36.3% of the yearly plan, according to the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS).

In particular, garment exports reached more than US$11.2 billion, fabric and fibre exports reached US$856 million and US$1.6 billion, respectively.

Also, in the past five months, the total import revenue of garment accessories and raw materials reached US$9.3 billion, up 12% over the same period in 2018.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's Agricultural Product Processing and Market Development Department,
Vietnam exported fruit and vegetables worth US$424 million in May, bringing the total export value of those products in the first five months of 2019 to about US$1.83 billion.

China remained Vietnam’s top market with a value of more than over US$1 billion. Meanwhile, fruit & veg exports to some countries such as the US, the Republic of Korea, Japan and the Netherlands recorded high growth, but the proportion of exports to these markets remains low.

The fruit and vegetable sector aims to gross nearly US$4.2 billion in export revenue in 2019. Last year, Vietnam exported US$3.8 billion worth of fruit and vegetables, 8.9% more than the previous year.