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Jan-Jul 2018: Up 17% in Vietnam tuna sales to South Korea
November 07, 2018, 09:21 AM
(seafood.vasep.com.vn) According to statistics from the International Trade Center (ITC), South Korea's tuna imports increased from 7,645 MT to 16,134 MT in recent years.

South Korea currently imported tuna from more than 42 countries around the world. Kiribati, China, Taiwan, Italy, Turkey, Spain, France, Vanuatu, Thailand and Vietnam were the top 12 tuna suppliers to the market, accounting for 86 % of total tuna imports of this country.

TUNA IMPORTS INTO THE COUNTRY

Suppliers

Volume (kg)

Value (Thousand US$)

Jan-Jul 2017

Jan-Jul 2018

Variation (%)

Jan-Jul 2017

Jan-Jul 2018

Variation (%)

Papua New Guinea

1,479,917

1,617,080

9.3

4,556

6,086

33.6

Kiribati

366,930

1,428,063

289.2

907

3,056

236.9

China

1,425,450

1,328,607

-6.8

11,271

10,010

-11.2

Taiwan

1,090,602

1,189,067

9

8,117

8,844

9

Italy

475,983

891,449

87.3

11,438

23,644

106.7

Turkey

359,840

754,460

109.7

9,639

16,018

66.2

Spain

166,350

644,337

287.3

3,907

14,615

274.1

France

581,178

552,055

-5

11,819

14,471

22.4

Vanuatu

643,702

391,954

-39.1

4,497

2,818

-37.3

Thailand

439,758

379,715

-13.7

2,343

2,229

-4.9

Vietnam

200,347

282,423

41

775

822

6.1

Others

1,626,770

1,548,364

-4.8

22,693

24,610

8.4

Total

8,856,827

11,007,574

24.3

91,962

127,223

38.3

According to Vietnam customs statistics, in the first seven months of this year, Vietnam's tuna exports to South Korea rose by 17% to hit US$989 million. Vietnamese exports of tuna products to this market all recorded positive rise.

In the coming time, Vietnam expected to boost exports of fresh and frozen tuna to South Korea thanks to favorable conditions. 

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