As of the end of June 2016, Vietnam has earned some 42 million U.S. dollars from exporting litchi to China, said a Vietnamese official on Monday [4 July 2016]. There are about 170-200 trucks bringing litchi to China each day, said Nguyen Cong Truong, vice chairman of the people’s committee of Vietnam’s northern border province of Lang Son…Full Article: July 2016

Key Points

  • From January to June 2016, Vietnam exported approximately 62,900 MTs of litchi to China.
  • Litchi (aka lychee) production in Vietnam primarily takes place in the northern provinces of Hưng Yên, Hải Dương (~50,000 MTs in 2016), and Bắc Giang (~130,000 MTs), while exports to China primarily transit through the border provinces of Lạng Sơn (Guangxi Region), Lào Cai (Yunnan Province), and Hà Giang (Yunnan Province). Central Vietnam also produces and exports dragon fruit, watermelon, and bananas to China.

ChinaAg Comment

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

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