During this period, Vietnam-grown fruit and vegetable exports to the biggest markets registered high growth, with China importing nearly US$1.2 billion worth of products, a year-on-year increase of 18.1%.
The US came second with US$50.9 million, up 14.6%, followed by Japan with US$46.7 million, up 8%, South Korea with US$46.5 million, up 15.4% and Thailand with US$26.3 million, up 26.3%.
At present, China remains Vietnam's top export market, accounting for 74.6% of the latter's fruit and export turnover in the first five months.
Meanwhile, Vietnam spent over VND13.6 trillion (US$600 million) on importing fruits and vegetables in the five-month period, an increase of US$110 million against last year.
Thailand and China were the biggest fruit and vegetable suppliers with a value of nearly US$385 million, accounting for over 64% of the country's total imports.
In which, Vietnam imported US$274 million worth of mostly Thai fruits and some vegetables, including mango, dragon fruit, rambutan, jackfruit, durian and longan.
Meanwhile, US$110 million was spent on Chinese products, such as carrots, cabbage, potatoes, pomegranates, pears, plums and grapes, over the past five months. The figure represents an increase of US$31 million year-on-year.