Dragon fruit dominates Vietnam’s fruit exports
Vietnam’s fruit exports, which went up by 9 percent to US$427 million in the first four months of the year, particularly got a huge boost from dragon fruit.
General Department of Vietnam Customs said in a statement that of its total fruit exports, dragon fruit cornered about 32 percent of the share.
The export value of dragon fruit was also nearly four times higher than longan and mangoes.
“Dragon fruit exports also outperformed the vegetables group, which had an export value of US$143.8 million, and processed products, at US$143.6 million,” a news report cited.
During that period, white dragon fruit costs VND20,000 (US$0.87) per kilogram (/kg) while the price of red dragon fruit stands at VND40,000/kg.
As of now, China remains to be the largest importer of Vietnamese vegetables and fruits.