To help Vietnamese seafood enterprises, partners and customers quickly and fully grasp the whole picture, capacity and potential of Vietnam's seafood production and export in a period of 5 years (2016-2020) with a In the form of small, compact and convenient documents, VASEP VPHH will release a poster "Panorama of Vietnam's seafood exports, 2016-2020" in August 2021.

( According to Vietnam Customs statistics, in the first 6 months of this year, Vietnam's seafood exports to the EU market grew 20% to over US$486 million, of which, exports of marine products soared 24% reached 154 million USD (accounting for 32%), aquaculture exports increased by 18% to 333 million USD (taking 68%).

( According to a report by the Can Tho Fisheries Sub-Department, the city's total seafood production by July 2021 is estimated at 97 thousand tons, up 17% over the same period last year.

( Despite many difficulties due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, in the first 6 months of 2021, Vietnam's seafood industry still grew steadily in all fields.

( The demand recovery in two major markets of the US and EU and sharp increases in exports to potential markets has brought seafood export turnover of over US$4.1 billion for the country in the first half of this year. In which, exports in June 2021 continued to increase by 20% over the same period last year, reaching 865 million USD. With the current growth momentum, Vietnam seafood exports in 2021 can reach the target of 9 billion USD.

In the first 6 months of 2021, shrimp export turnover of Ca Mau province - a key seafood province in the Mekong Delta, is estimated at 400 million USD, up 16.6% over the same period in 2020. Forecast in 2021, shrimp export of the province reached over 1 billion USD.

( While major markets such as the US and EU reopened and sharply increased seafood imports from Vietnam, China has increasingly tightened inspection of frozen seafood imports from other countries related to the Covid-19 pandemic, Vietnam's seafood exports to this market have decreased continuously in the past 2 months. Therefore, seafood exports to China in the first 5 months of 2021 decreased by 6%, reaching US$405 million.

According to the Import-Export Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam's seafood export is estimated at more than 3.2 billion USD in the first 5 months of this year, up more than 13% in volume and over 12% in value over the same period last year.

The positive signals of seafood export markets, especially the US and EU, are bringing growth prospects to Vietnamese seafood enterprises. Vietnam's seafood exports are on the recovery path, reaching $3.27 billion in the first five months of 2021, up 14% over the same period last year.

( Thanks to production stabilization, the total value of Vietnam's seafood exports in the first five months of the year still increased by 13.8% over the same period last year, reaching 3.27 billion USD. In which, shrimp export value reached 1.31 billion USD, up 11.8%; Pangasius export value reached US$637.8 million, up 14.7% of tuna reaching US$291.5 million, up 21% over the same period in 2020.

According to a report of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Ba Ria - Vung Tau province, the total area of aquaculture in the province in May 2021 reached over 6.2 thousand hectares, bringing the output of aquaculture production in the month to 1,553 tons, up 4.8% over the same period in 2020.

( Vietnam's seafood exports in the first five months of this year reached nearly $3.3 billion, up 14% over the same period. In general, seafood export turnover is still concentrated in the Mekong Delta provinces where the source of raw materials for aquaculture and exploitation is concentrated.

On the afternoon of June 11, 2021, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) jointly organized a webinar "Discuss on a number of contents in the ASC Standards - Cooperation Initiative between ASC and VASEP”.

According to a report by the Ben Tre Fisheries Sub-Department, in May 2021, the province's total aquaculture area is estimated at 2,790 hectares, up 66.6%, the total aquaculture production is estimated at 35,726 tons, an increase of 44 % compared to the same period last year.

( After increasing 22% to 749 million USD in April 2021, Vietnam's seafood export continued to recover with a more optimistic increase in May, up 24% to nearly 790 million USD. . Accordingly, the cumulative export results in the first 5 months of the year were also better, up 14% to reach USD 3.27 billion.