Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam imported around 451 million USD worth of fruit and vegetable in the first four months of this year, with 107 million USD spent in April alone. The four-month figure represented a 43 percent increase from the same period last year. Meanwhile, export of fruit and vegetable in the January-April period earned Vietnam over 1.32 billion USD, up 29.5 percent year on year. In breakdown, fruit shipments brought home 1.05 billion USD and vegetables, 159 million USD. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) said the prices of some types of fruit, including mango, grape fruit and orange, in the Mekong Delta went down in April due to abundant supply as it was harvest time. The ministry forecasts a bumper harvest for litchi and longan this summer in northern provinces. It held a conference in April to prepare for the sale promotion for the two kinds of fruit. The northern provinces of Bac Giang, Hung Yen, Hai Duong and Son La have proposed boosting exports of litchi and longan to foreign markets, including China.