Vietnam’s export revenue to Cambodia rises 25.6%

Thursday, 10/11/2022 16:16
Vietnam exported 4.94 billion USD worth of goods to Cambodia in the first 10 months of this year, up 25.6% year on year, higher than the figure recorded in the whole 2021, Vietnam News Agency quoted statistics of the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
Illustrative image (Source: VNA) 

The department reported that exports with revenue of over 100 million USD include steel, garment and textile, petrol, fertilisers, paper and paper products.

Meanwhile, in the January-October period, Vietnam imported 4.13 billion USD worth of goods from Cambodia.

As a result, in the period, Vietnam enjoyed a trade surplus of 810 million USD.

Rubber and cashew were the two major imports from Cambodia, each worth more than 1 billion USD.

In 2021, Vietnam’s export revenue generated from the neighbouring country reached 4.83 billion USD.

Experts held that this year, trade between Vietnam and Cambodia may hit a new milestone of 10 billion USD.

Hanoi among most-searched-for places by international tourists

Hanoi among most-searched-for places by international tourists (Photo: VNA) 

Hanoi ranks among the most-searched-for destinations by international tourists, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).

According to Vietnam News Agency, the top 10 most-searched places to make the list include Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Phu Quoc, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Da Lat, Hue  and Phan Thiet.

Data from the travel tracking tool Google Destination Insights showed that the number of international searches for accommodation establishments in Vietnam in October increased by 20% compared to the previous month’s figure and by nearly 11 times compared to March this year.

Hanoi, as a major tourist centre of the country and a "gateway" to welcome international visitors, is always the top destination chosen by tourists. (Photo: VNA) 

The search volume is expected to continue to increase in November with the top 10 most-searched countries for Vietnamese tourism being the US, Australia, Singapore, India, the Republic of Korea (RoK), Japan, the UK, Malaysia, Thailand, and Germany.

Notably, the search volume from the Indian market tends to rise sharply in October.

Popular Vietnamese destinations which are attractive for Indian tourists include Hanoi, HCM City, Phu Quoc, Da Nang, and Quy Nhon.

With more flights operating to connect major cities between the two countries, India represents a potential market for Vietnam in the near future.

Hanoi, as a major tourist centre of the country and a "gateway" to welcome international visitors, is always the top destination chosen by tourists.

According to the municipal Department of Tourism, the capital has developed a range of unique tourism products, including night tours, eco-tourism, sports and adventure tourism.

In the first 10 months of 2022, Hanoi welcomed approximately 983,000 arrivals, almost accomplishing the goal set for the year.

First batch of macadamia nuts exported to Japan

The Central Highland province of Dak Lak on November 9 held a ceremony to export its first batch of dried macadamia nuts to Japan, reported VOV News.

Dak Lak has held a ceremony to send off the first shipment of dried macadamia to Japan. (Photo: 

The shipment includes 2,200 barrels of dried macadamia nuts weighing a total of six tonnes.

The export of the local farm product is part of a contract signed on the same day between Nguyen Phuong Macadamia JSc of Vietnam and OLTY Co., Ltd. of Japan.

Luu Van Khoi, director of the Dak Lak provincial Department of Industry and Trade, said Japan is a major trade partner for Vietnam and one of the world's largest macadamia consumption markets.

The export of macadamia nuts to Japan has opened up many opportunities for local businesses to gain access to the global market in the future, he shared.

Otsuka Tokuro, director of the OLTY Co., Ltd., noted that besides macadamia products imported from Australia, those nuts on offer from Vietnam were also warmly welcomed by Japanese consumers.

The initial batch of Vietnamese macadamia nuts is set to be sold across 180 supermarket chains throughout Japan from December 1, and OLTY Co., Ltd. plans to display Vietnamese macadamia nuts at the largest Japanese food expo in February 2023, he added.

Macadamia trees are grown in Phu Loc and Dlieya communes of Krong Nang district, Dak Lak province. The district now has 2,300 hectares under macadamia cultivation that yield approximately 1,700 tonnes annually.

Ben Tre Province to ship first batch of green-skinned pomelos to US

Chanh Thu Fruit Export-Import Company has announced plans to export the first batch of green-skinned pomelos, grown in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre, to the US market in late November, reported Nhan Dan News.

The first batch of green-skinned pomelos grown in Ben Tre will be exported to the US in late November.

At a press briefing on November 9, Chanh Thu General Director Ngo Tuong Vy said the company has been working with three green-skinned pomelo cooperatives to develop the growing region for US export.

The first batch is expected to include two containers transported by ship as well as 2-3 tonnes by air.

Ben Tre currently has 9,440 hectares of green-skinned pomelos with an annual output of 90,000 tonnes. The province has 12 growing area codes with 170 hectares in Chau Thanh District and three qualified packaging facilities.

The export of the first batch of Vietnamese green-skinned pomelo to the US is expected to boost the growing of the fruit in Ben Tre Province while remaining in line with standard practices so as to produce safe products with consistent quality./.