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Aquatic product export exceeds 4.1 billion USD in H1

by VNA02 July 2021 Last updated at 20:00 PM

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VTV.vn - Vietnam’s aquatic product export in the first half of this year exceeded 4.1 billion USD, the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) released.

In June alone, the value rose 20 percent year-on-year to 865 million USD, according to the association.

Shrimp export stood at about 402 million USD in the month, bringing the total value in the first six months to 1.7 billion USD, up 13 percent from the corresponding time last year.

The US, Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Germany were the main buyers of Vietnamese shrimp. However, the product made up only 8.5 percent of the market share in the US – the world’s largest shrimp importer.

Vietnam’s tra fish export in June also increased 35 percent from the same period last year to over 150 million USD, raising the its six-month turnover to 788 million USD, up 18 percent year-on-year.

Notably, tra fish export to the US expanded 170 percent, accounting for 21 percent of the total revenue, and to Mexico, Brazil, the UK, Thailand, the Netherlands, Colombia and Russia was also rose from 100-450 percent.

Although Vietnam’s tra fish export to China dropped over the past months, the neighbouring country remained a big buyer, making up 26 percent of the country’s accumulative value.

Last month, the country’s seafood export went up 21 percent to hit 312 million USD, pushing the value in the first half to 1.6 billion USD, up 16 percent year-on-year.

Seafood accounted for nearly 40 percent of the aquatic product export in the two quarters.

VASEP experts said aquatic product export to major markets, except for China that is tightening import procedures in line with COVID-19 prevention and control measures, has seen positive signs.

The association forecast that this year’s value would hit 9 billion USD.

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