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Footwear exports increased impressively to USD 8.4 billion, fruit exports reached USD 1.7 billion


According to the latest statistics of the General Department of Customs, in May despite the difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, footwear exports still reached nearly USD 1.9 billion, increased by 9.6% compared to the April. Accumulated in the first 5 months of the year, this group of goods achieved a turnover of USD 84 billion, an increase of 25.4% over the same period last year.

Currently, footwear is the group with the 5th largest turnover in Vietnam (after phones, computers, machinery, textiles) and accounts for 6.4% of the total export turnover of the country in the first five months of the year.

The export market of the footwear group is quite rich, mainly in the Americas, Europe and Asia. In which, the traditional and largest market of footwear for many years has been the US with a turnover of USD 3.34 billion. Major markets in Asia can be mentioned as: China with USD 831 million, Japan with USD 409 million, South Korea with USD 253 million, etc.

While the important names in Europe are Belgium with USD 528 million, Germany with USD 446.8 million, the Netherlands with USD 349 million, the UK with USD 263 million, Italy with USD 126 million, etc. In addition, Canada with a turnover of USD167 million and Australia with USD156 million are also important export markets for footwear.

Besides, in May, vegetable and fruit exports reached USD 338 million, a decrease of 16.5% compared to the April. However, accumulated by the end of May, this group of goods still achieved a good growth of 13.8% with a total turnover of more than USD 1.7 billion. Among export groups in the agricultural sector, vegetables and fruits are currently ranked second in terms of turnover, only after seafood.

In terms of export markets, China is still Vietnam's largest fruit and vegetable consumption market with a turnover of USD 1.05 billion in the first five months of the year, accounting for about 62% of the country's total export turnover of this commodity group.

Regarding the export of vegetables and fruits to the Chinese market, according to the Plant Protection Department (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development), in the first five months of the year, Vietnam exported over 468,000 tons of mangoes to China, an increase of 12% compared to the whole year of 2020; banana exports reached 348,000 tons, equal to 87% of the total export volume of last year; jackfruit exports reached 301,000 tons, equal to 92%; dragon fruit reached 1.1 million tons, equal to 63% of the total export volume of last year.

Meanwhile, according to the Agro Processing and Market Development Authority (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development), the volume of key fruits consumed in 2021 of about 8.3 million tons. Currently, fruits with large output such as lychee, mango, longan, dragon fruit, watermelon, etc. are in the main harvest season.


Kylie Nguyen

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