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Bac Giang exports nearly 350 tonnes of lychees by air freight

by NDO23 June 2018 Last updated at 10:40 AM

Bac Giang province has more than 700 points for lychee purchase (photo: baobacgiang)
Bac Giang province has more than 700 points for lychee purchase (photo: baobacgiang)

VTV.vn - Nearly 350 tonnes of Bac Giang lychees have been shipped to international markets by air with China still the largest export market for the fruit.

According to the Bac Giang provincial Department of Industry and Trade, Bac Giang had consumed 144,000 tonnes of lychees with an estimated value of nearly VND3,980 billion (US$175.12 million) by June 21.

Of that figure, more than VND2,380 billion (US$104.7 million) came from the consumption of Thieu lychees and VND1,590 billion (US$69.96 million) was collected from support activities including transportation, banking services, packaging, and others.

Besides the Chinese market, Bac Giang lychees are now present in other markets including Thailand, Singapore and Australia.

By June 21, China imported approximately 45,750 tonnes of Bac Giang lychees, equivalent to US$80.3 million. More than 1,000 Vietnamese traders and 178 Chinese traders are currently staying in Luc Ngan district, Bac Giang's largest lychee farming locality, to directly buy lychees from farmers.

Meanwhile, the major domestic consumption markets of Bac Giang lychees are Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Hai Phong and Quang Ninh. Notably, the Saigon.Coop supermarket chain has bought up more than 300 tonnes of the fruit.

This lychee season, Bac Giang province has more than 700 points for lychee purchase including more than 600 points in Luc Ngan district.

The highest prices for lychees have been recorded in Luc Ngan district, ranging from VND10,000 to VND35,000 per kg. Meanwhile, the lychee prices in the districts of Lang Giang, Yen The, and Son Dong only hover around VND6,000 to VND10,000 per kg. Luc Nam and Tan Yen districts report lychee prices of VND6,000 - VND25,000 per kg.

 

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