Vietnam mainly exports chili to China

Tuesday, 16/04/2024 15:02
Chili exports in March reached 1,523 tons with a value of 4.2 million USD, a sharp increase of 72.3% from the previous month, according to statistics from the Vietnam Pepper Association (VPA).
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Of which, China imported 1,339 tons of chili from Vietnam, accounting for nearly 88% of the total export output, and Laos imported 106 tons, accounting for 7%.

By the end of March, Vietnam exported 3,141 tons of chili, worth 8.1 million USD, an increase of 17.6% in volume and a sharp increase of 52.8% in value over the same period last year.

The average export price reached 2,610 USD per ton, a sharp increase of 28% over the same period last year. China and Laos are the two main export markets with 2,753 tons and 259 tons, accounting for nearly 96% of the total exports.

Data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Department of Crop Production showed that the Mekong Delta region is considered the "capital" of chili in Vietnam. Chili is grown most in the provinces of Dong Thap, An Giang, Tien Giang, Soc Trang, Vinh Long and Tra Vinh, with a total area of over 7,000 hectares, with an output of about 100,000 tons a year. Meanwhile, in the Central Highlands, the planted area is about 4,000-5,000 hectares with an output of about 60,000 tons a year.

Lang Son is also one of the key chili growing regions of Vietnam with an area of 1,479 hectares in 2023.

Asia is currently the largest chili producing region in the world, accounting for about 80% of global output. The global chili trade is worth about 35 billion USD a year, no less than the world’s consumer staples coffee or tea.

In 2023, Vietnam exported 10,173 tons of chili, worth 20 million USD, a sharp increase of 107% against 2022./.