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Vietnam's shrimp exports earn $1.56 billion in H1
August 01, 2017, 04:55 PM
Vietnam’s shrimp exports in the first half of this year rose 15.7 per cent year-on-year to US$1.56 billion, thanks to declining supply sources from other shrimp exporting countries.

Of the total, white-legged shrimp made up $955 million, up 20.4 per cent, while black tiger shrimp slid 5.3 per cent to $421 million, the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) reported.

According to VASEP, the country’s shrimp exports rose sharply in the second quarter, although it declined in the first quarter due to a shortage of raw materials in the domestic market. In the second quarter, shrimp material supplying sources witnessed an increase when the harvest season arrived, resulting in the price of the raw material declining significantly compared with the first quarter.

In major shrimp farming provinces such as Kien Giang, Ca Mau and Soc Trang, the price of 30-pieces-per-kilo (ppk) size black tiger shrimp declined to VND180,000 in June after reaching VND230,000-240,000 in March.

White-legged shrimp prices also dropped to VND134,000 per kilo for 50 and 60 ppk sizes in June from VND150,000 in March.

According to VASEP, in the first six months, Viet Nam’s shrimp export market turned away from the United States to focus on other markets such as Japan, the European Union and South Korea, which had higher demand and low entering costs.

VASEP forecast that Viet Nam’s shrimp export would reach $3.4 billion this year, up 9 per cent against last year, thanks to rising demand during New Year and Christmas.

Source: (Source VNS)
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