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China remains top consumer of Vietnam's vegetable, fruit in 3 quarters

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HANOI, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- China remained the largest market for Vietnamese vegetables and fruits in the first nine months of 2014, according to the latest report by Vietnam Customs.

Local Bao Cong Thuong (Industry and Trade News), an online newspaper under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, said on Tuesday that during the period, China imported 321.4 million U.S. dollars worth of vegetables and fruits from Vietnam, up 37.7 percent year-on-year, accounting for around 27.7 percent of Vietnam's total export revenue of vegetables and fruits.

China was followed by Japan with an import revenue of 56.2 million U.S. dollars, up 20.8 percent year-on-year.

South Korea, the third biggest buyer of Vietnamese vegetables and fruits with a spending of 43.68 million U.S. dollars, witnessed the greatest growth of 97 percent year-on-year.

During the nine months, Vietnam earned 1.16 billion U.S. dollars from exporting vegetables and fruits, up 45.2 percent year- on-year.

Major export items of Vietnamese vegetables and fruits during the period included mango, litchi, banana, dragon fruit and rambutan, reported Bao Cong Thuong.

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