US importing more Vietnamese shrimp, favors processed vannamei

Published on
December 5, 2016

The United States imported USD 520.2 million (EUR 485.7 million) worth of shrimp from Vietnam in the first nine months of this year, an increase of more than 15 percent year-on-year, reaffirming its position as the No.1 end market for the product.

According to new figures from the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), U.S. imports of Vietnamese shrimp in the third-quarter of this year amounted to USD 221.3 million (EUR 206.6 million), up 51 percent compared to Q2 2016,…

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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