Vietnam is the largest cashew
exporter in the world, Vietnam has the opportunity to increase market share
increased demand if the product quality assurance.However, this is not easy because
over half of input materials must be imported with high-quality, difficult to
Open market but the
product must be good
At a conference on the new nut be
held in Da Nang, Mr. Ranjeet
Wallia - President and Chief Operating Officer Chi
Commodities Handlers Group (Canada) said that the demand of the world's cashew
growing in recent years, especially after the scientific evidence is proven
nutritional nuts are widely publicized.
According to Mr. Ranjeet Wallia, particularly in
the US market, from 2010 to now, consumer demand has been growing cashew nuts
53% and become consumed more nuts 2nd, after almonds. People here are used to
processing cashew snacks, combined with milk or used as other grains. Currently
this market accounted for 32% of total annual exports that Vietnam,
topped the list of countries that Vietnam imports.
Also in the EU, Joseph Lang - CEO
of the Company Kenkko House, one of the business
enterprise the largest dry nuts here, also said that demand in the EU which is
expected to continue to rise high in the near future, as consumers become more
aware of the nutritional value of this nutrient nuts.However, increasing demand is
always accompanied by requirements to ensure food safety and hygiene. European
consumers, according to a study on the demand for cashew nuts, like the product
of natural origin, not genetic modification; also want to know what the product
contains, how is production and preservation of the stars ...
A dry grain trading business in
the Chinese market, said it will increase imports of high quality cashew nuts
from Vietnam to meet the consumer demand of the people in the country.
According to the Ministry of
Agriculture and Rural Development, as the first 10 months of 2016, domestic
enterprises imported 913,000 tons of crude, worth $ 1.4 billion, up 17% in
volume and 39% in value compared to the same period in 2015. the
forecast this year, Vietnam may import 1 million tons of rolled material (if
the import quota from Cambodia), accounting for 65% of domestic processing
Thus, despite being rated as
commodity turnover brings "billions", however, the number of such
imports, the industry is one of the sectors with the supply and demand of raw
materials most serious imbalances. Moreover, businesses are not actively being
processed for export and could not control the quality and food safety.
Mr. Bach Khanh
Nhut - Deputy Director of Superintendence (crude unit
most expertise Vietnam), said this year the import of raw cashew from Africa
decreased markedly in quality, or is damp, moldy, sprout ... should a high
percentage damaged goods. This has made tens of millions of dollars to Vietnam
and, more importantly, reduce the individual brand reputation Vietnam.According to Nguyen Duc Thanh - Chairman of the
Vietnam Cashew Association (Vinacas), if as before,
the issue of food safety and hygiene posed only to the manufacturing sector,
now that Vietnam has put into the whole chain, including processors, packaging,
labor, machinery and equipment ...
has launched campaign committee established club cleaner production, bringing
together pioneering businesses in the production of clean thing in Vietnam, in
order to create movement and processing of food safety .Apart from the above solution, Vinacas also suggested that businesses should classify the
lines of quality products imported and domestic origin, which have different
prices. By via recorded reflected from the market, there is cashew products
originated from Vietnam have pretty good quality, high nutrient content and are
ensuring food safety.
also said the upcoming, Vinacas will work with
African partners to request and agreed measures product traceability, to avoid
poor-quality goods enter, affect credibility quality of Vietnam's exports.