In 9 months, Vietnam exported durian to 9 countries with a turnover of over 1.7 billion USD, an increase of 7 times over the same period last year.
This is the latest customs statistics. Accordingly, durian has the strongest growth among the fruits. China is the leading country with a consumption of 1.57 billion USD of durian in 9 months, accounting for 92% of the total export turnover of this fruit and increasing several dozen times compared to the same period in previous years.
Mr. Dang Phuc Nguyen, General Secretary of the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association, said that with this sharp increase, durian exports this year are expected to reach 2 billion USD. This is also a record level, raising Vietnam’s export market share of this product to surpass Malaysia and the Philippines in the Chinese market.
Durian in Can Tho Vietnam
Vietnamese durian has an increasing advantage when it signs a Protocol with China. In addition, the shipping time is short, Vietnamese products are always fresh and delicious, so they have strong competitiveness compared to Thai, Malaysian and Philippine products. If Vietnamese durian is cared for technically, high quality products will not worry about losing market share in China.
According to export businesses, the durian crop in the Central Highlands provinces is nearing the end of the season, so output is gradually decreasing. Therefore, durian prices may increase in the near future. The Central Highlands is a growing area with an area of up to 70,000 hectares, accounting for about 50% of Vietnam. Central Highlands durian is attractive to the Chinese market because Thai products are out of season at this time.
In addition to the Chinese market, Vietnamese durian is also attracting customers from the US and Canada. In the first 9 months of the year, purchasing power in these two markets increased 2-3 times compared to the same period last year.
Statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture show that in 2010, the whole country had 92,000 hectares of durian, this year it has increased to 131,000 hectares. The average annual growth rate of the country during this period is 24.5%.
This year’s durian output is estimated at over 1 million tons, an increase of 15.9% compared to 2022. Of which, the third quarter’s output is about 350,000 tons, and the fourth quarter’s output is estimated at 260,000 tons.