Vietnam pepperUpdate: 2/19/2013
Appearring in Vietnam since the seventeenth century as a kind of longterm industrial crop, pepper has fastly become “a giant” of Vietnam Agriculture as well as of the world’s Agriculture
Nobody in the world of Spices & Agriculture Products doesn’t know about Vietnam Pepper. It is known of Vietnam not only be the number 1 Producer & Exporter of Pepper but also high quality and prestigious industry in all over the world. Moreover, Vietnam Pepper is considered as a high potential and promising market.
Appearring in Vietnam since the seventeenth century as a kind of longterm industrial crop, pepper has fastly become “a giant” of Vietnam Agriculture as well as of the world’s Agriculture.
This spectacular development began in the period of 1983 – 1990 based on fast moving up on pepper prices. Planting areas of Vietnam was continuous to increase to 9.200 ha against 400 ha in 1970s. With the average increasing speed of 27,29% per year since 1996, Vietnam plantation surpassed the level of 52.000 ha in 2004.
Along with the quick development of plantation, Vietnam’s production and export also had a remarkable rise of 30% per year on average since 1998. In 2001, Vietnam became the biggest pepper exporter in the world with total export of 56,506 tons, that took 28% of the world’s export. Since, Vietnam has been the world’s leading country of production and export with the average quantity of 95.000 tons per year on both production & export. Vietnam Pepper has been shipping to nearly 80 countries and territories. Especially, export of high quality products to U.S, Japan and EU is more and more increase.
The reason why Vietnam Pepper Industry can develop so miraculously is that Vietnam has all favourable conditions for production as natural conditions, labour force, modern technological application.
The nature is favourable with fertility basalt soil, subtropical climate, high humidity and rainfall. Vietnamese farmers are industrious, hard working and eager to learn. Vietnamese Government and scientists support investment in cultivation and technological application. Processors and exporters are active in enlarging market, equiping factories with modern processing facilities and diversifying products. Besides, there is also Vietnam Pepper Association, a non – profit organization, which always operates actively and effectively for the interest and the development of Vietnam Pepper Industry.
Joining WTO, Vietnam Pepper will obey fully the market rules. With her above advantages, the activeness and creation, Vietnam Pepper are now ready to pass every challenge as well as be confident to seize opportunities for further development and for confirming continuously her position in the world market.
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