Pepper exports see strongest growth in India

Update: 10:08 | 04/05/2018
Pepper exports to India grew impressively over the first quarter of the year, ballooning 209% in volume and 77% in value to become the fastest growing export market, according to preliminary statistics provided by the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
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Vietnam shipped 60,033 tons of pepper, raking in 221.66 million USD in the same quarter, up 17.4% in volume but down 31.5% in value over last year’s corresponding period. 

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The US was the largest consumer of Vietnamese pepper, accounting for 17.2% of the country’s total volume of pepper exports with 10,364 tons, and 19.3% of the total value at 42.84 million USD. Although exports to India only amounted to 7,132 tons (11.9% of total export volume) and were valued at 25.06 million USD (11.3% of total value), the market posted the strongest growth.

Pakistan remained the third largest importer, consuming 3,993 tons of Vietnamese pepper worth 13.69 million USD.

Over the three-month period, export values to most markets suffered a decline compared to the same period last year despite high export volumes to some markets., and export prices dropped across all markets.

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(Source: VOV)