Aquatic product exports grows 6% in first four months

By VNA   May 14, 2024 | 02:10 am PT
Aquatic product exports grows 6% in first four months
Fishermen in central city of Da Nang transport tuna fish, Oct. 15, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong
Vietnam raked in US$2.7 billion from exporting aquatic products in the first four months of 2024, up 6% year-on-year, the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) reported.

In April alone, the country’s aquatic product exports reached $770 million, a year-on-year rise of 4%. Exports of tuna, tra fish, crab, and shell mollusks all recorded positive growth compared to the same period last year.

Shrimp exports in April earned $285 million – the highest value since early this year. The shrimp industry brought in $971 million in revenue in the last four months, 6% higher than that in the same period of 2023.

Meanwhile, tra fish export earnings in the first four months totalled $579 million, up nearly 2% year-on-year.

The number of tra fish orders from the U.S. market has bounced back after Vietnamese tra fish businesses participated in the Seafood Expo North America in March and the Seafood Expo Global in Spain in late April.

Notably, tuna exports in April surged by 28% to $86 million, lifting the total export value of the product in the last four months to $301 million, a year-on-year increase of 22% compared to the same period last year.

However, the export value of squid and octopus; and mollusks with shells decreased by 4% and 2%, respectively, to $182 million and $43 million in the January – April period.

By April, crab exports had maintained an impressive growth of 101%, with China being the main market.

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