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Pangasius have been raising and developing mostly in 10 Mekong Delta River provinces of Vietnam, including: An Giang, Dong Thap, Tien Giang, Can Tho, Vinh Long, Ben Tre, Hau Giang, Soc Trang, Tra Vinh, Kien Giang, and two provinces (Tay Ninh and Quang Nam) with total farming area of 5,623 hectares (in 2015) and expected to rise up to 7,600 – 7,800 hectares in 2020. Provinces of Can Tho, An Giang and Dong Thap are the leading culture regions of Pangasius in the Mekong Delta, account for over 75% of the total national Pangasius production. Pangasius industry is selfcontrolled in raw material sources toward sustainable production chain.

Pangasius products are produced in compliance with strict international food safety and international quality management standards such as GlobalGAPASC and BAP..

Pangasius is more and more popular in the world thanks its heath and nutrition. The fish has been exported to over 160 countries and territories, including demanding markets as the EU, Brazil, USA, Australia and Canada.

There are nearly 100 pangasius factories in Vietnam. Mostly locate in Mekong Delta. The majority of these establishments are equipped with advanced equipments and technologies which allow to automating several stages of production line and producing added value products.  

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Pangasius output in 2015 in the Mekong Delta estimated to reach 1,123 thousand MT on the area of 5,623 ha; up 0.4% year on year in volume and 0,1% in area.


Pangasius sales in 2015 achieved US$1.56 billion, down 11.5% year on year and making up 23.8% in the total seafood exports. In 2015, Vietnam pangasius was sold to 142 markets. Top 8 largest importers included the U.S., EU, China, ASEAN, Mexico, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Colombia, making up 76.1% of the total export value.

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