Ministry to boost sales of lychees

11:03 | 13/05/2015 Trade

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)'s Domestic Market Department is working with relevant agencies to boost lychee sales this year.

Ministry to boost sales of lychees

In the two largest lychee-growing provinces of Bac Giang and Hai Duong, the total harvested output is estimated to be 200,000 tonnes of fresh lychees this year.

The fruit is to be harvested from May 15-June 5 and June 1-20.

The ministry said about 60 percent of lychees, or 120,000 tonnes will be consumed domestically, while the remaining 80,000 tonnes, including 85 percent of fresh fruits and 15 percent of dried and frozen fruits, are for exports.

The ministry will promote domestic lychee consumption, especially in the south which accounts for 43 percent of the total output.

For export markets, apart from China, the ministry targets to export to Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, the US, Australia, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Europe.

Its price is expected to be the same as that in 2014.

                                                                                                                                                                           Source VOV News