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Vietnam cephalopod sales to Thailand up slightly
May 03, 2017, 10:33 AM
(seafood.vasep.com.vn) According to the statistics of Vietnam Customs, Vietnam cephalopod exports to Thailand in the first two months of this year totaled US$5.8 million, an increase of 0.2% over the same period last year. Thailand is the largest importer of cephalopod in Asean. Particularly, in February 2017, Vietnam’s sales reached US$2.8 million, up 118.4% compared with February 2016.

In the first two months of this year, cephalopod imports into Thailand decreased in volume. Vietnam is the leading exporter of cephalopod to Thailand, followed by China. In the same period in 2016, Vietnam only ranked the third after China and Myanmar. Three countries (Vietnam, China and Myanmar) reported the fall in export volume of cephalopod to Thailand in the first two months of this year.

In Jan-Feb 2017, Vietnam did not export live, fresh, chilled (HS 030741) squid; live, fresh, chilled octopus (HS030751) and frozen octopus (HS 030759) while Vietnam ranked the first in supplying frozen squid (HS 030749) to Thailand. In the first two months of this year, Vietnam accounted for 84% of the total import value of cephalopod into Thailand while the same period in 2016, Vietnam accounted for only 17%. Exports of frozen squid of China accounted for only 13% of the total this year while last year, China occupied 46. Value added cephalopod exported to Thailand from Vietnam is not much.

Cephalopod imports into Thailand (kg)

Product

Jan

Feb

Jan-Feb 2017

Frozen squid (HS 030749)

494,883

339,193

834,076

Processed squid (HS 160554)

144,805

159,639

304,444

Live, fresh, chilled octopus (HS030751)

115,487

118,135

233,622

Processed octopus (HS 160555)

41,091

23,791

64,882

Written by Ngoc Thuy

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