return icon Vietnamnet.vn

Imported Christmas trees prove popular among buyers in Hanoi

Pine trees imported from foreign markets are much sought after by Vietnamese customers in the buildup to Christmas, despite their high prices, with each item usually costing tens of millions of VND.

{keywords}
Fresh pine trees, imported from the Netherlands, the United States, and Denmark cost around several to tens of millions of VND, depending on their height.
{keywords}
Many shoppers are keen to get hold of the items they want and are therefore willing to spend big on fresh pine trees imported from the US during the holiday season. (Photo: Vietnamnet)
{keywords}
Customers can also purchase fresh pine tree branches to help make their Christmas more festive. (Photo: Vietnamnet)
{keywords}
The majority of customers are required to make payments in advance so that local shops can confirm the number of orders ahead of importing the products. (Photo:Tuoitre)
{keywords}
With Christmas just a few days away, imported pine trees are set to prove difficult to buy due to it taking a long time for them to be transported to the nation from foreign countries. (Photo:Tuoitre)
{keywords}
According to a shop owner in Ho Chi Minh City, she has been able to sell approxiamtely 200 fresh pine trees this year. (Photo:Tuoitre)
{keywords}
Many shops have also crafted flower boxes, laurel wreaths, candle holders, and flower strips made from fresh pine boughs, leaves, dried flowers, and fruits, along other ornaments.
{keywords}
These products typically sell for between VND1.5 million and VND3 million, equivalent to between US$64 and US$129, each.
{keywords}
 
{keywords}
Christmas trees made from fresh pine boughs go on sale at VND2.5 million to VND10 million, equal to US$108 to US$432.
{keywords}
 
{keywords}
Revenue from selling imported fresh pine trees reaches billions of VND.

VOV

Close-up of "giant" Christmas trees in Hanoi

Close-up of "giant" Christmas trees in Hanoi

The 15-meter-high Christmas tree at the St. Joseph's Cathedral is considered the biggest pine tree in Hanoi.

Local people tighten their belts ahead of Christmas 2021

Local people tighten their belts ahead of Christmas 2021

This year’s buildup to Christmas is seeing Vietnamese people tighten their belts and spend less on gifts, as many are struggling financially due to their incomes being hard hit by the COVID-19 impact.

MORE NEWS

VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS MAY 26

Vietnamese economy to do well in 2022: experts

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES MAY 26

Two die in elevator accident at Hanoi building

Will Vietnamese "unicorn" Coin98 be listed on Coinbase?

If this turns out to be true, US investors will have easier access to Coin98. This would open a new development period for Vietnamese Blockchain startups.

VN jumps eight notches in WEF’s Travel & Tourism Development Index

Vietnam’s travel and tourism sector has jumped eight steps despite two years of slowdown caused by the pandemic, according to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) latest study.

VN real estate bonds shackled by rules

Although experts believe that rating agencies are an indispensable element of a healthy and transparent market, and a significant fundraising channel, real estate developers may suffer hurdles due to stringent bond issuance rules.

Vietnam Int’l Fashion Tour helps promote national culture, tourism

The debut version of the Vietnam International Fashion Tour (VIFT) will get underway in 2022 and 2023 across five cities and provinces, with the aim of popularizing the country’s culture and tourism to the world, said organisers.

Foreigners’ joint ownership of seaports, airports in Khanh Hoa mustn’t be allowed

When discussing the draft resolution on special policies on a trial basis in Khanh Hoa province on May 24, many National Assembly deputies showed concern about the foreign ownership of seaports and airports.

Vietnam-Asia DX Summit 2022 opens in Hanoi

The Viet Nam-Asia Digital Transformation (DX) Summit 2022 opened in Ha Noi yesterday, where experts are examining ways to further utilise the...

Reaching growth target a challenge for this year: NA chair

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue yesterday day expressed his concern that this year’s growth target will be hard to reach.

Hai Phong tops Public Administration Reform Index for first time

Hai Phong and the Ministry of Justice topped the Public Administration Reform Index (PAR Index) of 2021, based on feedback collected from more than 79,000 people about administration reforms in 63 localities and 17 ministries in Vietnam.

Thai retail corporation to sell some 1,000 tonnes of lychees

Thailand's retail corporation Central Retail in Vietnam plans to put on shelves about 1,000 tonnes of lychee this year, with first batches of the fruit from Bac Giang province transported to its supermarkets after a ceremony on May 25.

Facebook ads in Vietnam to be charged 5 percent VAT from June 1

Facebook ads in Vietnam will be subject to a 5 percent value added tax (VAT) beginning from June 1.

Base.vn owner successfully calls for $3.5 million of capital

The investment in True Platform is one of the largest ever seed-round investment deals in a technology startup in Southeast Asia.

Hanoi to spend VND60 billion for civil servants to study for master’s, doctoral degrees

Under a project on improving the quality of its personnel, Hanoi plans to spend VND61 billion to send civil servants and public employees to training courses for master’s and doctoral degrees in Vietnam and overseas.

Japan helps Vietnam with earth observation satellite project

JICA has signed a loan agreement with the Vietnamese Government to provide a Japanese ODA loan worth over 18,870 million yen for the Disaster and Climate Change Countermeasure project using the earth observation satellite.
back_to_top