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The Netherlands – The leading importer of Vietnam pangasius in EU
November 16, 2017, 02:42 PM
(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In the first half of this year, the Netherlands remained as the largest buyer of Vietnam pangasius in the EU, accounting for 2.7% of Vietnam’s total pangasius exports. This is also the largest importer of Vietnam’s value added pangasius.

As of June 2017, Vietnam’s pangasius sales to the Netherlands amounted to US$22.6 million, down 2.3% over the same period last year. Currently, there were over 20 pangasius exporting companies to the market. Most of pangasius items exported to this market are frozen form; besides, other items include frozen breaded pangasius, frozen pangasius steaks, pangasius portion, pangasius loins and frozen whole pangasius.

According to the ITC statistics, in the first four months of 2017, the import price of pangasius into the Netherlands ranged from US$2.4 to US$2.65 per kg, down from US$0.2 to US$0.4 per kg over the same period in 2016.

Whitefish imports into the Netherlands by markets, Jan-Apr 2017 (Volume: MT; Value: Thousand US$)

No.

Markets

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

Volume

Value

Volume

Value

Volume

Value

Volume

Value

1

Russia

2.653

11.632

3.525

15.179

4.326

18.107

7.280

28.227

2

Norway

4.595

16.541

2.875

10.266

3.088

12.116

3.598

11.836

3

Iceland

892

4.696

635

3.343

2.595

13.082

1.624

8.770

4

U.S

2.124

5.915

1.159

3.397

1.148

3.475

1.168

3.440

5

Vietnam

1.190

2.980

1.088

2.800

853

2.016

1.133

2.650

6

China

1.267

4.034

1.459

3.718

625

1.952

680

1.943

7

Namibia

231

934

222

1.077

303

1.288

253

1.125

8

Germany

527

1.761

636

2.051

280

1.217

280

1.003

9

Denmark

283

1.271

159

711

333

1.341

238

998

10

Belgium

-

1.295

-

1.361

-

965

261

834

11

UK

175

592

290

993

278

1.093

183

765

12

Faroe Islands

158

593

31

119

306

1.174

82

406

13

Greenland

0

-

438

1.486

866

2.894

102

346

14

South Africa

100

410

56

245

60

282

52

245

15

Indonesia

58

272

70

376

71

296

75

225

Source: ITC

 

Whitefish imports into the Netherlands by products, Jan-Apr 2017 (Thousand US$)

Code

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

Frozen Cod fillets (HS 030471)

14.313

13,428

27,207

21,939

Frozen Cod (HS 030363)

20.630

14,093

16,895

21,738

Frozen Alaska Pollock fillets (HS 030475)

7.814

6,337

4,928

4,721

Frozen Haddock (HS 030364)

1.075

2,245

2,518

4,200

Frozen Haddock fillets (HS 030472)

1.665

2,448

3,409

3,426

Frozen pangasius, catfish fillets (HS 030462)

3.426

3,369

2,586

2,542

Frozen Hake fillets (HS 030474)

1.862

2,008

2,068

1,782

Chilled/fresh Cod (HS 030251)

1.488

1,707

1,051

991

Frozen tilapia fillets (HS 030461)

717

742

304

445

Frozen tilapia (HS 030323)

580

448

257

439

Alaska Pollock meat (HS 030494)

336

63

42

327

Frozen pangasius, catfish (HS 030324)

150

96

33

285

Frozen Alaska Pollock (HS 030367)

371

277

506

232

Total

54.883

48,109

62,418

63,319

Source: ITC

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