Vietnam is looking at a good year for fruit and vegetable exports as the country announced export value for January reached $233m, an increase by 16% compared to the previous year according to Vietnam Customs data.
Last year was a successful year for Vietnamese fruit and vegetables after the group, for the first time, surpassed rice to earn $2.4 billion, up 34 percent against 2015.
Vietnamese fruits have found their way into big markets like the U.S., Japan, Australia and South Korea.
Bui Sy Doanh from the agriculture ministry said that in 2016, more than 10,500 tons of fresh fruit was shipped to the U.S. and Japan, doubling the 2015 figure.
Experts predict that this year, fruit and vegetable exports will bring in $3 billion, up 25 percent against last year.