Fruit farmers in Vietnam began shipping lychees to the US by plane at the start of June, attempting to compete with their Chinese competitors in the US market, according to the website of Hong Kong-based newspaper Wen Wei Po. Just half a month down the line, however with Vietnamese lychees priced at three times as much as Chinese lychees, sales have stalled…Full Article: WantChinaTimes July 2015

Key Point

  • In 2015, Vietnam produced ~200,000 MTs of lychees. On average, Chinese lychees are harvested a month before Vietnamese lychees.

ChinaAg Comment

  • From 2010 to 2014, US imports of processed/preserved lychees increased from 3,334 MTs to 3,754 MTs. Thailand and China were the dominant suppliers, while Vietnam did not supply any processed/preserved in lychees in 2014.

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