VIETNAM: Bac Giang earns millions from lychee

The northern province of Bac Giang has earned around VND2.7 trillion (about US$123.8 million) from lychees so far this year.


Domestic consumption for the 190,000 tonnes harvested accounted for about 55 per cent, which was the first time local consumption surpassed exports, said vice chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, Duong Van Thai.


“This shows the domestic market still has a lot of potential,” he added.


This year was also the first time Luc Ngan lychees have been exported to the US, Japan, Australia and some ASEAN countries. Luc Ngan is a district in Bac Giang well known for its delicious lychees.


Thai said that fresh lychees had already sold out, leaving only dried and processed lychees available until the new season next year.


Source: Vietnam News

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