Taiwanese consumers keen on Vietnamese vegetables

Friday, November 19, 2021  15:09

Taiwan increase imports of Vietnamese vegetables (Photo: congthuong.vn)

VOV.VN - Taiwan (China) imported a total of 60,700 tonnes of vegetables worth US$40.3 million from Vietnam during the past nine months of the year, representing a year-on-year rise of 81.6% in volume and 68.9% in value, according to statistics released by Taiwanese Customs.

Most notably, Vietnam has been the largest supplier of vegetables coded HS 07 to the Taiwanese market, with the import proportion from the country accounting for 20.6% of the total import volume.

Statistics indicate that consumers in the Taiwanese market remain very keen on Vietnamese vegetable products, which thereby represents an opportunity for local businesses to boost exports to the market in the near future.

During the nine-month period, Taiwan (China) remained the largest importer of cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi, kale, and other cruciferous veggies coded 0704 with 93,900 tonnes worth US$45.8 million, marking a rise of 33.4% in volume and 46.3% in value against the same period from last year.

The country was also the biggest supplier of these products to the Taiwanese market during the reviewed period, with 51,700 tonnes worth US$26.4 million.

This figure marked a year-on-year increase of 117.8% in volume and 130% in value, making up 55% of the total import volume of the product to this market.

According to FreshPlaza.com, the water shortage which lasted from the end of 2020 to the first half of the year, coupled with a damaging hurricane season, has negatively impacted Taiwanese vegetable production, which has served to push up local vegetable prices.

Furthermore, the high density of convenience stores and the rapid expansion of retail outlets in recent years have allowed consumers to enjoy greater access to food and beverage products, which has therefore opened up bright prospects ahead for local vegetable exports in the time ahead.