US pangasius imports increase, but prices decline

U.S. imports of pangasius, otherwise known as swai, basa or catfish, are growing while buyers report steady demand and a price drop in recent months.

While overall Vietnamese pangasius exports dropped 9 percent to USD 750 million (EUR 671.7 million) in the first six months of 2015, exports to the United States soared, according to new data from the Vietnam Association of Seafood Entrepreneurs (VASEP). The United States imported USD 159 million (EUR 142.4 million) worth of pangasius in the first…

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