Vietnamese fruits and vegetables see opportunities to export to Germany

Tuesday, 09/07/2024 11:34
Vietnam is the 18th largest non-bloc vegetable, tuber and fruit supplier to Germany in the first three months of 2024, worth about 9.5 million USD, a year-on-year increase of 16.1%, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Import-Export Department.
Vietnamese fruit and vegetables have many prospects for export to the German market. (Photo: NDO)

Meanwhile, according to statistics from the European Statistics Agency (Eurostat), in the first three months, Germany’s fruit and vegetable imports from markets outside the bloc reached about 1.1 billion USD, a year-on-year rise 5.1%.

Currently, Germany is not a large agricultural export market for Vietnam, but it boasts many prospects, especially when Vietnam has advantages from the Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).

Among European countries, Germany is one of the largest markets for imported agricultural products due to its developed economy and diversity of consumer tastes. 

Fruits such as bananas, oranges, apples and grapes are very popular. Germany also imports large amounts of vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. In particular, the demand for organic fruits and vegetables is increasing strongly in the market.

However, Germany is one of the markets with many strict regulations in Europe, therefore, aiming to promote exports as well as increase market share of vegetables, tubers and fruits into Germany, Vietnamese export enterprises need to meet specific requirements for each type of product.

In addition, enterprises should plan to participate in international fairs to promote products and find partners because Germany is a venue for very large and effective international fairs./.