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EU increases import of Vietnamese fruits

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The market share of mango, guava and Mangosteen in total EU imports has increased.

According to the data of Eurostat quoted by the import and Export Bureau of the Ministry of industry and trade of Vietnam, the EU's imports of mango, guava and Mangosteen increased year by year from 2016 to 2020, with an average annual increase of 8.4% in quantity and 7.7% in value.

Despite the impact of novel coronavirus pneumonia, the volume and value of imports by the EU in 2020 increased by 665 thousand and 400 tons, valued at 1 billion 100 million euros (equivalent to 1 billion 290 million US dollars), and the volume and value increased by 8.5% and 6.5% respectively.

In the first five months of 2021, the EU continued to increase the import of mango, guava and Mangosteen, with an import volume of 343900 tons and a value of 525.5 million euros (equivalent to US $614.8 million), with a year-on-year increase of 7% and 3.1% respectively. In the first five months of 2021, the average import price per ton reached 1527.9 euros, a year-on-year decrease of 3.7%.

In the EU's mango, guava and Mangosteen supply market ranking, Vietnam ranks 31st, and the proportion of imports from Vietnam accounts for only 0.4% of the EU's total imports.

Vietnam is the 13th largest mango producer in the world, with a total mango planting area of more than 87000 hectares. In 2020, the total mango output reached 893200 tons, a year-on-year increase of 6.5%. Mangoes in Vietnam are evaluated as having the potential to be exported to demanding markets and contribute to the development of Vietnam's agricultural industry.

Source: Vietnam people's daily