Aquatic export surges in January
Aquatic export surged in January. (Photo: VNA)
Fishery export value amounted to
560 million USD in the first month of 2018, up 15.6 percent from the same
period last year.
Also in January, Vietnam imported 151 million USD worth of aquatic
products, an annual increase of 55.8 percent.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural
Development, fishing activities are in its high time of the year, with Phu Yen,
Binh Dinh, and Khanh Hoa harvesting approximately 690 tonnes of tuna fish
during the month.
In the domestic market, prices of Tra fish materials in the Mekong
Delta region remained at high levels, ranging between 27,000 and 29,000 VND per
kg due to supply shortage. The situation is unlikely to change soon, as export
is brisk while supply sources expand only marginally.
The prices of shrimp are projected to follow an upward trend
compare to the last month of 2017 thanks to increases in consumer and factory’s
The US, Japan, China, and the Republic of Korea were top
four importers of Vietnamese aquatic products last year, together accounting
for 55 percent of the country’s total fishery exports.-VNA