HANOI, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Exports of Vietnamese fruits, vegetables to China saw a growth of 77.3 percent year-on-year in the first five months of 2016, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said on Tuesday.
During the five-month period, Vietnam exported over 692 million U.S. dollars worth of fruits and vegetables to China.
China remained the biggest export market of Vietnamese fruits and vegetables, according to the ministry.
Exports to China accounted for some 70.4 percent of Vietnam's total market share in the five-month period.
Revenue of fruits and vegetables exports to China in 2015 reached some 1.1 billion U.S. dollars, accounting for around 60 percent of Vietnam's export revenue of the products, a sharp increase from the level of around 30 percent in 2014, according to Vietnam's Association of Fruits and Vegetables.
Vietnam's watermelon, dragon fruit and longan are among major exported fruits to China.
During the five-month period, Vietnam earned over 983 million U.S. dollars from exports of fruits and vegetables to world market.
According to the association, Vietnamese fruits and vegetables have been exported to some 40 countries and territories worldwide.