Vietnam’s shrimp trade with China hits the skids

China imported USD 323.3 million (EUR 300.1 million) worth of shrimp from Vietnam in the first nine months of this year, an increase of more than 30 percent year-on-year. But while this trade increased 11 percent in the third-quarter year-on-year to USD 105.8 million (EUR 98.2 million), the total is actually down 12 percent when compared with Q2 2016, with the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) attributing the decline to China’s economic instability and currency dev…

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