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Specifically, China was the biggest vegetable and fruit importer from Vietnam, holding 73.8% of the market, valued at USD2.41 billion, a year-on-year rise of 11.3%.

However, vegetable and fruit exports will have a growth rate of about 10% in 2018, much lower than 42.4% of 2017, due to meeting many difficulties.

In the coming time, the harvest of durian, rambutan, mangosteen, jackfruit, mango, dragon fruit, watermelon and grapefruit is predicted to see lower prices of some commodities.

Conversely, the import value of vegetables and fruits in November reached an estimated USD137 million, totaling USD1.57 billion in the first 11 months, a year-on-year rise of 11.5%. Of this, vegetable imports earned USD458 million, up 45.4%, while fruit imports bagged USD1.09 billion, up 0.2%./.

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