Of the figure, nearly 30,049 tons are early-season litchi and the remaining are of main crop, according to Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade Dao Xuan Cuong.

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Over 11,000 tons and 13 tons were shipped to China and Australia, respectively. Roughly 27,756 tons were sold nationwide, mostly in Northern localities, Hanoi, the Central city of Da Nang, the Central province of Thua Thien-Hue, Ho Chi Minh City and several Southern provinces. 

In response to Luc Ngan – Bac Giang Litchi Week, 45 tons of Bac Giang litchi were supplied to BigC supermarket chain, and more than 3 tons went to Hapro and around 2 tons to Saigon Co.op chain, which all meet VietGap or GlobalGAP standards. 

This year, litchi fetch VND 25,000-72,000 (USD 1.1-2.6) per kilogram, or 5-10 percent higher than last year, reported the department.

Source: VNA