Vietnam’s tuna exports to EU on the rise
The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) reports tuna exports to the European Union continue to rise despite a recent decline in shrimp and tra fish exports.
The VASEP values Vietnam’s tuna exports over the past eight months at nearly USD 74 million, a rise of 51.5 percent compared to the same period last year.
Vietnam currently ships tuna to 20 countries within the EU bloc. Germany and Italy lead Vietnamese tuna imports, experiencing growth of 73 percent and 118 percent respectively compared to the same period last year. Spain’s 113 percent rate of growth helped it surpass Belgium and secure third place.
Canned tuna products (HS16) earned a total of nearly USD 26 million, the most lucrative kind of tuna exported to the EU.