(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In the first quarter of 2021, Vietnam's seafood exports to the US got 334 million USD, up 16.5% over the same period in 2020. After a strong increase of 36% in March, exports to this market soared 64% in April 2021 to reach US$149 million, bringing the result of exports to the US in the first 4 months of 2021 to US$483 million, up 28% compared to same period in 2020.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In the first 3 months of 2021, Vietnam's tuna exports to the EU reached 28.4 million USD, up 8.6% over the same period in 2020. The EU continues to be Vietnam's second largest tuna import market. South, accounting for 19% of total export value.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) After growing in the first month of the year, Vietnam's cephalopod exports to Japan decreased continuously in February and March, so the total value of squid exports, Vietnam's octopus to this market in the first quarter of 2021 decreased by 17% compared to the same period in 2020, reaching more than 24 million USD. Japan is currently Vietnam's second largest single cephalopod export market, accounting for 21%.

 Report on Vietnam seafood exports issued by VASEP: Quartly update and official statistics and information on Vietnam seafood industry in relation with world seafood panorama.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In the first 4 months of this year, Vietnam's shrimp exports to a number of markets grew dramatically compared to the same period last year, including the Australian market. As of the first half of April 2021, the total value of Vietnam's shrimp exports to the Australian market reached US$47.4 million, up 60% over the same period last year.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In March 2021, Vietnam's tuna exports recovered with a 27% increase over the same period in 2020 reaching $66 million. As a result, the total value of Vietnam's tuna exports in the first three months of the year increased by 3.2% compared to the first quarter of 2020 to more than 151 million USD.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) As of the first half of April 2021, the total value of Vietnamese shrimp exports to the Japanese market reached 154.2 million USD, down 2.1% over the same period last year. Up to now, Japan is still Vietnam's largest black tiger shrimp export market. However, in the context of increasingly complicated Covid developments, the country continues to increase the amount of imports of vannamei shrimp because the price is more suitable.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) On May 1, 2021, the UK - Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA) officially took effect. The agreement is expected by the two countries to create more new opportunities in trade and investment relations between Vietnam and the UK in the near future.

(seafood.com.vn) Shrimp production and processing is one of the key industries of Ca Mau province. With this strength, Ca Mau province has developed strategies to maximize its potential in order to develop its brand and promote export markets.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In super-intensive shrimp farming, technology plays an important and decisive role for success. Bac Lieu province is applying advanced technology to farming models, in order to improve production, quality and towards closed-loop shrimp farming, environmental protection and sustainable development.

On May 19th, 2021, at the webinar "Sustainability certification: win-win cooperation for effective application" organized by VASEP, the Association has announced the decision to establish the VASEP Sustainability Certifications Advisory Council (VASEP CERACO) with a list of council members, operating regulations and annual action plan of 2021. VASEP CERACO Council will support VASEP member businesses to apply well and conveniently international sustainability certifications.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) The Mekong Delta is entering the brackish water shrimp farming season in 2021, with an estimated increase in the farming area and harvest compared to 2020. However, since the beginning of the year until now, the COVID-19 epidemic has continued to break out, causing the shrimp exports of enterprises in the Mekong Delta face many difficulties, especially in the field of logistics, affecting and reducing the profits of shrimp companies in particular and seafood enterprises in general.

(vasep.com.vn) By the end of April 2021, Vietnam seafood exports were estimated at over $2.5 billion, up by 13% over the same period last year. In 2020 and the first 2 months of 2021, due to the impact of Covid, the supply chain is disrupted, especially in the logistics segment, Vietnam's seafood exports have declined or slowed down at times. From March 2021, Vietnam's seafood export started to recover markedly with a growth of 17% over the same period. In April, exports broke out more strongly with a growth of nearly 30% to nearly 800 million USD.

(seafood. vasep.com.vn) Thanks to the growth of nearly 17% in March with over 735 million USD, the seafood export turnover of the whole country in the first quarter of 2021 reached 1.7 billion USD, up nearly 7% over the same period. period last year. It is forecasted that seafood export in the second quarter will continue to grow 10% to about 2.1 billion USD.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Vietnam's shrimp exports in the first quarter of 2021 reached US$ 661 million, an increase of over 5%. This slight growth was mainly due to an increase in exports of 16.5% in March. Shrimp exports to the US, EU, Australia, UK, and Russia surged in March (up 49%, 27%, 37%, 31% respectively and 97%), making the picture of shrimp export in the first quarter brighter after the cumulative results in the first 2 months decreased compared to the same period last year.