Vegetable exports to Northern EuropeUpdate: 10/29/2013
Trade - Vietnam Embassy in Sweden has provided detailed information on the status and potential vegetable exports to the Nordic market area for businesses in Vietnam. Nordic 70 % fruit and vegetable imports Consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables in the Nordic market by growing towards a more healthy lifestyle .
Imports account for about 70% of the supply of vegetables for the Nordic market , which is 70 % fruit , 30% vegetables , the growth rate during the last 3 years an average of 8 % / year . Of the four Nordic countries , countries with the largest proportion of imports are Sweden , accounting for 40 % of total market volume , followed by Denmark 26% , Norway 19% and finally Finland with 15 % .
Until now, the EU has always been a source of the most important vegetables of the Nordic countries , accounting for over 80 % of total imports . Imports from non-EU countries accounted for 2.7 % of total imports , 60 % of oranges , tangerines . The main exporter of this commodity is Morocco, Israel , Turkey and Egypt . Nordic imported directly from the sub-Saharan African countries accounted for 1.7 % , of which 92 % are from South Africa with items citrus , grapes , apples
North and South America accounted for over 13% of the items bananas , apples , pears , citrus fruits , grapes , pineapple , melon , butter . Meanwhile , imports from Southeast Asia and Australia only accounts for about 1 % of the market for commodities is kiwi , apple , mango , garlic and tropical vegetables . The country is the leading exporter New Zealand , China , Thailand , Pakistan , India and Idonesia . Opportunities for Vietnam ?
The developing countries have a strong position on the market and import of bananas tropical fruit such as pineapple , mango , papaya , dates , citrus , passion fruit with a market share of over 50 % and also a certain percentage of citrus fruits and other fruits such as apples , peaches and plums . Since 2005 , imports of tropical fruits and subtropical excluding bananas and citrus fruits increased more than 6 % as grapes , melon , pineapple , avocado and kiwi .
The other fruit has just appeared , but has become quite common persimmon , mango , guava , papaya , indenture , range contractions , tamarind , fresh dates , figs . The market for fruits ethnic specificity as mango, papaya , pink , tamarind , passion fruit and warrants increased significantly mainly due to a growing number of grocery stores to sell exotic fruits and also means consumers are increasingly popular items. Currently the water supply is Peru , Pakistan , Brazil , Israel , Thailand and the Dominican Republic . In particular , Brazil and Thailand are the two main providers papaya for the Nordic market .
Durian Imported from Thailand have also increased significantly . Imports also increased fruit , including pink , pomegranate , rambutan , sapodilla , passion fruit , soursop , tamarind , indenture , range contractions , cloth , jack ... In general, the Nordic countries have the resources to provide for their stability , the new entry into this market in large quantities is not easy , but the right products will have the opportunity to export , such such as lime and citrus fruits last .
The new exporters to compete should have relative advantages in price , quality , and delivery time . As such, it may also be opportunity for Vietnam to expand vegetable export market to the Nordic market in the near future .
According to Thao Vy - Thanh Niên news