Vietnams tuna exports reached nearly 521 million USD
08:40 10/22/2021

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) By the end of July 2021, the total value of Vietnam's tuna exports reached US$420 million, an increase of 20% over the same period in 2020. In July 2021 alone, Vietnam's tuna export value reached nearly $65 million, up 1.7% over the same period in 2020.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In the first half of 2021, Vietnam's tuna exports to Italy continued to grow at a high rate of triple digits. In June alone, the value of tuna exports to this market jumped 283% over the same period in 2020, reaching nearly $2.1 million. Accumulated in the first 6 months of 2021, the export value of tuna to Italy reached nearly 22.5 million USD, up 130% over the same period in 2020.

(seafood. vasep.com.vn) Vietnam's tuna exports to Chile in the first 6 months of 2021 reached $3.3 million, accounting for nearly 1% of Vietnam's total tuna export value during this period, increased by 4.4% over the same period. Although the proportion is not high, thanks to the effective free trade agreements between Vietnam and Chile, Vietnamese tuna will have many opportunities to expand its market share in this market in the near future.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Continuously from the beginning of the year until now, Vietnam's tuna exporters have faced many difficulties such as: increased production costs, increased container rental prices, and increased transportation rates... However, with unremitting efforts and market acumen, the country's tuna export results in the first half of 2021 still increased by 21% over the same period of last year, reaching 355 million USD.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In recent years, the Middle East has become an important tuna export market for Vietnam. According to statistics of Vietnam Customs, in the first 5 months of 2021, the Middle East is Vietnam's fourth largest tuna export market after the US, EU and CPTPP. The value of Vietnam's tuna exports to this market block reached nearly 27 million USD, accounting for 9% of the total value of Vietnam's tuna exports, and up 7% over the same period in 2020.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Vietnam's tuna exports continued to grow well in May 2021, up 48% over the same period in 2020, reaching $66 million. In the first 5 months of 2021, Vietnam's tuna exports reached nearly 292 million USD, up 21% over the same period in 2020.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Over the past 5 years, Canada has always been one of the 10 main tuna export markets of Vietnam. Vietnam's tuna exports to this market increased continuously at double-digit rates from 2017 until now, in the first 4 months of this year alone, the value of Vietnam's tuna exports to this market increased by nearly 58%. 12 million USD compared to the same period last year.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In the first 3 months of 2021, Vietnam's tuna exports to the EU reached 28.4 million USD, up 8.6% over the same period in 2020. The EU continues to be Vietnam's second largest tuna import market. South, accounting for 19% of total export value.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In March 2021, Vietnam's tuna exports recovered with a 27% increase over the same period in 2020 reaching $66 million. As a result, the total value of Vietnam's tuna exports in the first three months of the year increased by 3.2% compared to the first quarter of 2020 to more than 151 million USD.

(vasep.com.vn) After a continuous decline in the first 2 months of 2021, Vietnam's tuna exports to the US recovered in March. According to statistics of Vietnam Customs, in March alone, Vietnam exported nearly 31 million USD from tuna products, up 33% over the same period in 2020, bringing the total export value in the first 3 months of 2021 to more than 63 million USD, up 2.1%.

(vasep.com.vn) By the end of February 2021, the total value of Vietnam's tuna exports to Japan reached more than US $4 million, down by 16% from the same period in 2020. It is forecasted that in the following months, tuna exports to this market still cannot recover.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In February 2021, Vietnam's tuna export decreased by 22% compared to the same period in 2020, reaching nearly 43 million USD. Accumulated in the first two months of the year, the total export value of tuna reached 85 million USD, down by 10% compared to the same period in 2020. Vietnam has exported tuna to 54 markets around the world.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In the first 3 months of 2021, the weather situation was quite favorable for fishing activities, fishing fleets of Binh Dinh province still maintained the number and intensity of fishing activities, so the exploitation output increased compared to the same period of 2020.

(vasep.com.vn) According to statistics of Vietnam Customs, in January 2021, Vietnam's tuna export turnover reached 42.3 million USD, up by 6.3% over the same period in 2020.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In the first months of 2021, Vietnamese tuna exports to markets were extremely prosperous, especially to the US market.


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