Vietnam’s 1,700 tonnes of mangoes exported to RoK

Saturday, 24/12/2022 18:15
A total of 1,700 tonnes of mangoes worth US$7.4 million of Vietnam was exported to the Republic of Korea (RoK) during the past 11 months of the year, thereby becoming the third largest mango supplier to the RoK market.
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Mangoes prepared for export (Photo: VOV) 

According to statistics compiled by the Ministry of Industry and Trade cited from the Korea International Trade Association (KITA), during the reviewed period the RoK imported a total of 22,000 tonnes of mangoes estimated at US$95.3 million, marking a rise of 4.1% in volume and up 8.2% in value compared to the same period from 2021.

In this period the average price of imported mangoes to the RoK stood at US$4,326.2 per tonne, indicating an annual increase of 4%, said Radio the Voice of Vietnam.

Elsewhere, Thailand and Peru made up the two largest mango suppliers to the RoK, accounting for 81.2% of total mango imports to the Northeast Asian country.

Vietnam ranked third among the largest mango suppliers to the RoK, with 1,700 tonnes worth US$7.4 million, up 19.1% in volume and 24.8% in value against 2021.

The average price of imported mangoes from the Vietnamese market to the RoK reached US$4,232.3 per tonne, marking a year-on-year increase of 4.7%.

Hanoi opens food, pedestrian zone on Truc Bach Lake

A night-time food and pedestrian zone was officially opened on Dao Ngoc - Ngu Xa, an islet on Truc Bach Lake in Hanoi’s Ba Dinh district on December 23 evening, reported by the Vietnam News Agency.

The zone covers two streets, Ngu Xa and Nguyen Khac Hieu, traversing the centre of Dao Ngoc - Ngu Xa, the folk name for a 4.5ha islet on Truc Bach Lake in Truc Bach ward.

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Pedestrian zone on Truc Bach Lake in the opening evening (Photo: vietnamnet.vn) 

It focuses on developing existing restaurant and market activities, selling goods recognised under the “One Commune, One Product” (OCOP) programme, introducing the traditional Ngu Xa bronze casting at the bronze casting museum, and holding street cultural events on the weekend.

In spring festivals, local authorities will also organise traditional activities at historical and cultural relic sites such as Than Quang Pagoda and Ngu Xa Communal House.

The food zone is open all days and closed to vehicles from 6pm on Fridays to midnight on Sundays to serve pedestrians.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Chairman of the Ba Dinh People’s Committee Ta Nam Chien expressed his hope that the Dao Ngoc - Ngu Xa food and pedestrian zone will become a new culinary destination in the district while helping introduce local OCOP products and tourism gifts and honour the traditional bronze casting to contribute to Hanoi’s tourism development.

“Sa Pa – Snowy Paradise” winter festival opens

The People’s Committee of Sa Pa town in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai on December 23 opened the Winter Festival themed “Sa Pa – Snowy Paradise”.

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Sapa church (Photo: vnexpress.net) 

Located 350km northwest of Hanoi, Sa Pa is 1,600m above sea level, with the average temperature of 15-18 degree Celsius. The town is among few locations in Vietnam where snow and ice sometimes appear in winter.

The Travel, a well-known travel site in Canada, recently listed Sa Pa among the 10 most attractive snow-watching destinations in Asia.

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Sapa in winter (Photo: laocaitourism.vn)

The winter festival is one among five seasonal festivals held by Sa Pa authorities this year, which also include Spring Festival, Love Season Festival, Summer Festival and Autumn Festival. This festival is expected to serve 120,000 domestic and foreign tourists

So far this year, the town has welcomed 2.43 million tourists, earning 7.12 trillion VND (301.88 million USD).

Vietnam’s e-commerce revenue grows by 15% in 2022

Vietnam’s e-commerce revenue in 2022 maintained an increase of about 15% compared to last year, according to the Vietnam E-commerce Association (Vecom).

Last year, revenue saw on-year growth of 16% to 13.7 billion USD, the association said. 

Vietnam’s e-commerce market has been forecast to see a fast and stable growth rate at double digits during the 2016-25 period, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

Although Vietnam’s economy was heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, its e-commerce revenue still grew by about 15% to 13.2 billion USD compared to 2019.

The Vietnam E-commerce White Paper in 2022 said that in 2021, Vietnam’s economic growth was only 2.58%, the lowest in the past 30 years. In that context, the country’s e-commerce revenue still maintained a growth rate of 6% to 13.7 billion USD.

With the rapid change in online shopping habits in Vietnam, its e-commerce activities as well as trade promotion activities in the online environment continue to maintain rapid and sustainable development.

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Vietnam’s e-commerce revenue grows by 15% in 2022 (Photo: vneconomy.vn) 

However, many enterprises with quality goods and products now still do not know how to use information technology as well as e-commerce or are not ready to carry out trade promotion activities on different online platforms. This is a weakness of many Vietnamese enterprises.

Using information technology and e-commerce in business activities is an urgent requirement for all enterprises to achieve the goal of national digital transformation.

Therefore, a fair on connecting trade and promoting trade in e-commerce applications (Ecommerce Expo 2022) is held by the Vietnam E-commerce Association from December 16, 2022 until January 1, 2023.

At the one-month fair, online exhibitions are combined with traditional exhibitions to create opportunities for manufacturing and service enterprises in expanding their business activities.

Ecommerce Expo 2022 is held to promote the introduction of products and services of e-commerce businesses to domestic manufacturing enterprises.

This event also creates opportunities for bilateral or multilateral exchanges and cooperation among enterprises in providing e-commerce promotion solutions to manufacturing enterprises.

During the fair, a forum on digital transformation activities is organised to attract the participation of about 150-200 guests./.

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