Vietnam's overall fruit and vegetable imports fell 42 percent to 376.9 million USD, but imports from several countries such as New Zealand, the U.S. and the Republic of Korea increased.

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In the same period last year the U.S. had accounted for only 10 percent of imports.

Pham Thien Hoang, owner of GreenSpace Store, a fruit importer, said fruits from the U.S. are very popular among Vietnamese consumers.

Apples, grapes and cherries are among the biggest imports from that country.

Vietnam is also a substantial exporter of vegetables and fruits, and in the first four months earned 1.2 billion USD these products, a 12.5 percent drop.

Source: VNA