Vietnam exports more than 1 billion dollars worth fruit and vegetables during the quarter which was up by 8% over the previous year. In the words of Dang Phuc Nguyen who is Secretary General for Vietnam Fruit Association (Vinafruit), Vietnam Fruit Association (Vinafruit) it was due from the signing of protocols concerning the exports of durian and sweet potato as well as bananas to China through the official channels. Pomelo exports to the US as well as passion fruit towards New Zealand was also a factor in the growth overall of the market.

Durian has been a significant factor in the remarkable export figures in the initial month of the year. The turnover for exports of this fruit is predicted to reach 1 billion dollars, which will bring increase the total number of exports up to 4 billion dollars in the current year, which is up by 20 percent year-on-year, according to Nguyen.