VIETNAM: China makes up three-fourths of fruit exports

Vietnam exported US$240 million of vegetables and fruits last month, taking the total to US$2.86 billion in the year to end-October, up 42.6% year-on-year. Revenue from vegetable and fruit exports exceeded that of Vietnam’s key export products such as rice, crude oil and coal. Analysts said the target for some US$3 billion from vegetable and […]

LAOS: Bananas topping list of agricultural export earners

Bananas are expected to be the nation’s highest revenue earner among agricultural exports this year, retaining the top spot achieved last year despite a decrease in exports by value. This year, Laos expects to earn about US$184 million from banana exports, down US$13.8 million compared to last year, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce reported. […]

PERU: El Niño cuts organic banana production

Adverse weather has led to a 16 per cent fall in exports of organic bananas from Piura according to the Banana Technical Board.   President Marcia Herrera Reto said shipments were on course to reach US$112m this year compared with US$152m in 2016.   The fall is due to the higher incidence of pests brought […]

VIETNAM: Tien Giang seeks measures to boost star apple exports to US

Measures to boost star fruit exports to the US were discussed at a conference held in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang on November 14.   According to Pham Anh Tuan, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, star fruit is among the locality’s seven competitive fruits and entering the US market opens big […]