The “war” between domestic and imported fruit

Many kinds of imported fruits are sold in supermarkets and fruit shops. Flower illustration – Photo: Dan Tri.

Along many roads in the city. In Ho Chi Minh City, it is easy to see a series of imported agricultural products such as Thai pineapple, Thai durian… while this is also the fruit harvest of Vietnam.

In addition, the fact that China – the largest fruit import market of our country is applying the “Zero Covid” policy, causing many agricultural products from Vietnam and neighboring countries to find competitive opportunities. compete in the domestic market.

Even though it’s just a fruit stall at the market, Ms. Hong (Tan Dinh Market Small Trader) also has all the segments from European and American goods with the price of several hundred thousand per kilogram or cheaper, from Thailand, Indonesia… Customers demand variety, so every store has it, but the most and directly competing with Vietnamese fruits are Thai products.

The Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association said that fruit imports have continuously increased. In April this year, the preliminary calculation of fruit import turnover is also more than 160 million USD, an increase of 11% compared to the previous month and an increase of more than 50% compared to last year. Foreign fruit is sold in abundance, the price is not much more expensive than domestic products, and the appearance is eye-catching, so it is understandable to attract consumers.

According to many businesses, Vietnamese fruit is currently exported to 60 countries and territories. Many units currently only focus on the foreign market, fully meeting the quality requirements of importers and paying little attention to the demand from the domestic market.

“Currently, Thai fruit products exported to Vietnam or many other countries have certificates of assurance and quality for consumers. While in Vietnam, they advertise quality products. good but lacks certification”, said Mr. Nguyen Van Thu – Director of GC Food Company.

Many businesses have affirmed that the Vietnamese market is a market worth paying attention to, investing in, and making profits with nearly 100 million people. Farmers and businesses must determine that no matter what market they serve, they must take care to have quality agricultural products to compete well in the home field.

According to VTV Digital

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