It is expected that from the middle of May, Hai Duong province’s lychee fruit will be sold online on e-commerce platforms such as Alibaba, Vosco, Sendo, and Lazada.
|Hai Duong’s lychee has conquered many fastidious markets such as the USA, Australia, EU, Japan, and Singapore |
Not only lychee, Hai Duong province strives to put 5-10 other products under the One Commune One Product (OCOP) Program on e-commerce platforms in May.
In order to prepare for the introduction of agricultural products to be distributed through e-commerce, the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency is coordinating with agencies of the province including the Department of Industry and Trade and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to open train courses and support potential products from the province.
Vu Viet Anh, deputy director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Hai Duong province believed that lychee products in particular and other potential products of Hai Duong province will be sold successfully on e-commerce platforms.
Hai Duong’s lychee has conquered many fastidious markets such as the US, Australia, the EU, Japan, and Singapore.
In 2020, the province's lychee production was estimated at 43,000 tonnes. About 50 per cent of the province's lychee output is consumed domestically while the rest is exported.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the total actual value of lychee fruit in 2020 reached VND1.166 trillion ($50.7 million), an increase of VND445 billion ($19.2 million) compared to 2019. In particular, about 1,600 tonnes were exported, an increase of about 1,400 tonnes and 1,000 tonnes compared to 2017 and 2019, respectively.
In 2021, Hai Duong's lychee output is estimated at about 55,000 tonnes, up more than 20 per cent over the same period last year. It is expected that 50 per cent of the output will be exported to China, 40 per cent to the domestic market, 5 per cent will be exported to other markets, and 5 per cent for processing.