Vietnam's export turnover of onions, chives, and garlic will increase by 20% in 2022

DNHN - In the past year, the export of this product to the Chinese market has increased by nearly 20%. More than ninety percent of exports go to Asian markets in this industry.

According to data from the General Department of Customs, Vietnam's exports of onions, shallots, and garlic will reach approximately 31,2 million US dollars in 2022, an increase of nearly 360% from 2021. The majority of them are sold on European markets. Asia accounts for more than 90 percent of the market, followed by the Americas, Europe, and Australia.


China is the largest import market for Vietnamese onions, chives, and garlic, with a value of more than 17,26 million US dollars in 2022. (excluding Taiwan, adding 6.6 million USD). In 2022, the export of this group of goods to China increased by 19,935% compared to 2021, when it generated only USD 86,185 in revenue.

This is a booming industry group in 2022, as exports to other markets, not just China, have grown significantly over the past year. In particular, exports of onions and garlic to Laos increased by 459%, to Germany by 182.6%, by 133%, and to the United Kingdom, Taiwan, and Malaysia by 93.4%, 67.6%, and 53.8%, respectively, in comparison to 2021.

According to data from the ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the country's onion production in 2022 will exceed 200,000 tons/per year, with purple onions accounting for over 120,000 tons and Soc Trang producing up to 90,000 tons/per year. Additionally, it is distributed in provinces including Hai Duong, Ninh Thuan, and Quang Ngai.

More than 464,000 hectares are cultivated in the provinces of Shandong, Henan, Jiangsu, Hebei, and Yunnan which produce the most garlic in China. However, the output did not meet expectations due to weather conditions. China has not been able to make up for the shortfall in output over the past year even though it has called for an increase in the area of bulb crops such as onions and garlic in recent years.

As for onions, this product is also in short supply in many nations, particularly in Asia. To ensure food security, the Philippine government is increasing imports of tubers such as onions and garlic, which are experiencing a severe shortage and becoming more expensive than meat due to a severe lack of supply.

To promote the export of this item in 2023 and maximize the potential of the commodity, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development recommends that localities diversify products and product forms to extend product shelf life and maximize product utilization. When onions and shallots are exported to high-demand regions such as the United States, China, Europe, and Asia, they take advantage of distribution channels to access the market.

Ngoc Phi (TH)

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