Vietnam earned 46.5 million USD and 13.2 million USD from exporting vegetables and fruits and other agricultural products exports, and rice to Australia in the seven months of this year, up over 45 percent and 37 percent year-on-year, respectively.
Nguyen Phu Hoa, head of the Vietnam Trade Office in Australia, said that the agency has actively implemented digitization of business support activities in the context of COVID-19 pandemic, including launching an application to connect Vietnamese businesses and localities with Australia partners, and organizing large-scale online exhibitions.
It has also supported Vietnamese enterprises in promoting their products among the Vietnamese community in Australia, and called on overseas Vietnamese to use made-in-Vietnam goods.
These joint efforts of the office and domestic exporters have turned out positive results.
Specifically, the export turnover of dragon fruit, which is one of four fresh fruits Australia allow to import, reached almost 29 million USD, an increase of over 84 percent year on year.
Meanwhile, fresh mango, logan, and lychee exports totaled 4.4 million USD, 150,000 USD, and 508,000 USD, respectively, increasing over 8%, over 134 percent, and over 93 percent from the same period previous year.
According to the Vietnam Trade Office in Australia, the country’s importers have collaborated to organize a program titled “Vietnam – the Land of the Best Rice in the World” in Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney from August 8 to September 27 to promote Vietnamese rice in the market.
A variety of frozen agricultural goods and vegetables have begun to make inroads into Australia, in addition to conventional fresh farm food.
Vietnam’s frozen ginger exports to Oceania’s largest market increased by 988 percent in the first six months compared to the same period last year, reaching 642,000 USD.
22 tonnes of frozen dracontomelon valued at over 6 billion VND (almost 263,000 USD) were recently delivered to the market.