Vietnam exports to China soar

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Luisa Cheshire

BY LUISA CHESHIRE

Vietnam exports to China soar

Vietnamese fresh produce exports to China rose nearly 80 per cent during the first five months of 2016 over the prior year period

Vietnam exports to China soar

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Vietnamese fruit and vegetable exports to China grew 77.3 per cent year-on-year in the first five months of 2016, China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development told The Shanghai Daily on Tuesday (5 July).

During the five-month period, Vietnam exported over US$692m worth of fruits and vegetables to China, The Shanghai Daily said.

China represents Vietnam's biggest export market for fruits and vegetables, the ministry said, and absorbed around 70 per cent of total Vietnamese produce exports during that five-month period.

In 2015, Vietnam's produce exports to China generated some US$1.1bn, accounting for around 60 per cent of total export revenue. This is up from a 30 per cent share in 2014, Vietnam's Association of Fruits and Vegetables told the paper.

Vietnam's watermelon, dragon fruit and longan are among major exported fruits to China, the report said.

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