Vietnam Sơn La mangoes exported to demanding markets
Mangoes grown in Yên Châu District, the northern mountain province of Son La, began being exported to the US, UK, Australian and Chinese markets .
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This is the first time Son La mangoes have been exported to the US and UK, two selective markets with strict criteria.
The province sold 15,000 tonnes of mangoes in the first five months of the year. The export volume was more than 2,500 tonnes.
With about 15,700ha of mango farms, output is expected to reach about 35,500 tonnes this year, of which the volume eligible for export will be more than 7,500 tonnes. These numbers mark significant growth compared to 2018.
Son La is the fifth locality in the country following Dong Thap, Vinh Long, An Giang and Tien Giang and the first in the north to export mangoes to these high potential markets.
Vietnamese mangoes have been exported to 40 countries and territories worldwide, including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan (China), the EU, Australia, the US, the UK and Canada. It is the sixth fruit of Việt Nam to be exported to the US, after dragon fruit, rambutan, longan, lychee and star apple.
From 31 May to 2 June 2019, Son La organised Yen Chau Mango Festival 2019 to introduce local agricultural and handicraft products, as well as various activities including a mango harvesting contest.