Vietnamese seafood exports up 9.8% in value
The turnover from Vietnamese fisheries exports in May hit USD 500 million, raising the sector’s total export revenue for the first five months of this year to USD 2.3 billion, up by 9.8 percent over the same period last year.
The key products are still shrimp, fish and shellfish.
Japan remains the largest market for Vietnamese shrimp, making up 26.9 percent of the country’s total shrimp export revenue, followed by the US which imported 150 million USD worth of shrimp, a four percent year-on-year increase.
Asia proved to be a promising market for Vietnamese shrimp, while the Australian market saw an impressive rise of 70 percent in shrimp imports, passing Canada and has become Vietnam’s 6 th largest shrimp market.