US Navel Oranges Sold in VietnamJanuary 14, 2020
Navel oranges out of California, the United States, have been officially sold in Vietnam, starting on January 11. Speaking at the launching ceremony, Jim Phillips, President and CEO of Sunkist Growers, the world’s most recognized citrus brand said, “We are very excited to bring our fresh and juicy navel oranges to Vietnam.”
According to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the import of US fresh fruits, before oranges, reached US$97 million in the first 10 months of 2019. This is a 46 percent year-over-year growth, making Vietnam the ninth largest fresh fruit market worldwide for the United States.
Therefore, the entry of oranges is expected to potentially contribute to the further and steady growth of the value of US imports into the market. Concurrently, the US is also the second largest country export market for fruit into Vietnam.
Currently, consumers in Vietnam can buy the oranges from retailers, including Emart and Thu Duc Agricultural Wholesale Market. It’s also coming soon to Vinmart.
By Fresh Plaza