Booming fruit trade at China-Vietnam Youyi border post
Imported fruit passing through Pingxiang’s Youyi Port was up 246% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2023, reaching 643,400 tons. Youyi Port Customs has supervised the import of 61,000 tons of durians (+633.6%), which accounts for 96% of Guangxi’s total and 66.3% of China’s overall imports. Durians and other Southeast Asian fruits are being transported from Guangxi to markets across China.
Pingxiang is the largest and most convenient land route from China to Vietnam and Southeast Asia, as well as the largest port for fruit import and export trade between China and ASEA. Trucks loaded with imported fruit including durian, passion fruit, dragon fruit and jackfruit from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have been passing through customs daily at Youyi Port in Pingxiang City, in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.