Hai Duong exports first lychees to Japan
Hai Duong Province exported the first batches of its lychees to Japanon Wednesday, according to the Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Nguyen Khac Tien, director of Ameii Joint Stock Company, told Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) newspaper that the company exported two tonnes of lychees by air to Japan.
The province has about 9,800ha hectares of lychee plants. Of which, the two largest growing regions are Thanh Ha District (3,600ha) and Chi Linh City (3,900ha) with an estimated total output at 43,000 tonnes.
Hai Duong estimates it will export half of its total lychee output this year, mainly to China. The rest will be consumed in the domestic market.
According to Nguyen Quy Duong, deputy director of Plant Protection Department, on June 20, Bac Giang exported its first batches of lychees to Japan.
More than two tonnes of Bac Giang’s Luc Ngan lychees were mostly sold after only a few hours being offered at supermarkets in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan on the first day on June 21, chinhphu.vn reported.
The selling price of fresh lychees in Japan is between VND180,000 (US$8) and VND270,000 ($12) per kilo.