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RoK increases banana imports from Vietnamese market

Vietnam was up the sixth largest supplier of bananas to the Republic of Korea (RoK) during the first five months of the year, according to the Korea International Trade Association (KITA).

The country exported 2,900 tonnes of banana worth 2.3 million USD to the market, an annual increase of 13.6 percent in volume and 48.3 percent in value, the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) citied the KITA’s figures.

The RoK imported a total of 155,300 tonnes of bananas valued at 131.5 million USD throughout the reviewed period, up 3.4 percent in volume and 8 percent in value year on year, according to the association.

Bananas remain a popular fruit in the RoK, although they must be imported due to unfavourable local farming conditions./.