HANOI, May 12 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam exported nearly 1.3 billion U.S. dollars worth of fruits and vegetables in the first four months of this year, posting a year-on-year decline of 8.7 percent, according to the country's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Tuesday.
Major export markets of Vietnamese fruits and vegetables included China, Japan, South Korea and the United States.
Vietnam is striving to gain 5 billion U.S. dollars from selling fruits and veggies offshore this year, said the ministry.
In the four-month period, Vietnam spent 382 million U.S. dollars importing fruits and vegetables, down 41.2 percent against the same period last year, with China and Thailand among the largest suppliers, according to the ministry.
In 2019, Vietnam reaped a total of nearly 3.8 billion U.S. dollars from exporting vegetables and fruits, down 1.1 percent year-on-year, according to the country's General Statistics Office. Enditem