Price of Vietnamese fruit exports on upward trend

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said that prices of fruits have risen due to buoyant market demand.

Turnip farmers are despair because their produce is sold cheap (Photo: SGGP)

Turnip farmers are despair because their produce is sold cheap (Photo: SGGP)

White flesh dragon fruit is sold at VND15,000 per kilogram while red flesh dragon fruit fetches VND40,000 a kilogram ($1.75) at gardens.
Price of Thai jackfruit grown in the Mekong delta is up at VND4-,000-50,000 a kilogram, doubling same period last year. The price of jackfruit reaches an all-time high.
Before, China traders just bought canned jackfruit; however, they even buy the whole fruit at present.
The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Tien Giang Province in the Mekong delta said that the first-class jackfruit fetch over VND40,000 a kilogram at gardens and VND60,000 at markets.
Bananas are sold at VND15,000 and VND18,000 a kilogram in gardens and markets respectively, much higher than last year ( at VND1,000 per kilogram). Because of shortage of banana for export, prices of banana have risen higher.
Star apple fluctuated from VND18,000 to VND20,000 in Tien Giang Province, around VND5,000 higher than year-ago period.
According to the Ministry, prices of vegetables in the central highlands province of Lam Dong and in northern provinces were on downward trend in March.
Potatoes are sold at VND10,000- VND11,000 a kilogram for the first kind, onion at VND3,000 a kilogram, an four time decrease compared to before the Tet holiday ( the Lunar New Year in February 15).
Carrot also went down from VND25,00 to VND20,900 a kilogram, white cabbage from VND11,500 to VND9,500. Turnip and kohlrabi fetched VND1,000 in the northern province because abundant supply thanks to good weather.

By DANG LAM – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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