Vietnamese businesses have exported more than 92,000 tons of lychees (including fresh and dried lychee) from the 2018 crop, according to the latest statistics from the General Department of Customs.
This marked an increase of 172% in volume and 126% in value compared to 2017’s crop, according to representatives from the department.
Fresh lychees make up a large proportion of lychee exports at 75,000 tons, accounting for 81.5% of the total volume, while dried lychees make up a smaller proportion at around 17,000 tons.
The 2018 crop has provided Vietnamese lychees for 27 nations and territories around the world. The vast amount of Vietnam’s lychees went to China, who imported more than 83,500 tons, accounting for 90.7% of this year’s total lychee exports.
The country’s lychee exports to the Chinese market are valued at more than US$33.9 million, an increase of 151% in volume and 91% in value over last year. Other markets include Australia, Canada, Laos, the UK, Bahrain, Turkey, the Republic of Korea, and Japan.