Last year, Thailand exported $3.7 billion worth of fresh, frozen, and sun-dried fruits and vegetables to major world markets including China, Vietnam, Hong Kong(China), Japan, and the United States.
Malee Choklamlert, director of Thailand's International Trade Promotion Department, said Thailand exported a total of 1.6 million tonnes of fresh, frozen, and sun-dried fruits and vegetables worth US$3.7 billion, an increase of 4.4 percent compared to the same period last year.
Other markets for Thai fruits and vegetables include Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the UK, the Netherlands, and Australia, Choklamlert said.
The main fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables exported by Thailand include durian, longan, mangosteen, canned pineapple, sweet corn, beans, and fruit juice, of which the export value of durian is US$4 million, mostly from the Chinese market.
She added that exports of Thai fruits and vegetables increased by 166 percent in Laos, 66 percent in Myanmar, 63 percent in Iran, and 34 percent in Cambodia.