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Vietnam ascends to largest fish supplier of Colombia
September 23, 2014, 04:14 PM
Vietnam surpassed all other nations to become the largest supplier of fish to the Colombian market in 2013, making up 36% of this South American nation’s total market share.

Last year, Colombia imported 78,000 tonnes of fish, worth an estimated US$188 million, up 41% in volume compared to 2012.

Tuna and Tra (Pangasius) fish alone accounted for 19% and 16% of the total frozen fish imports.

In the 1970s, Colombia’s river fish catch reached 70,000 tonnes per year. However, a sharp fall in output and limited farming in recent years forced the country to increase its imports from other countries, including Vietnam.

Fernando Bagés, a Columbian aquaculture expert, forecasts that tra fish imported from Vietnam will continue to uptrend thanks to its competitive price and consistent high quality.

(Source VOV)

Nguyen Ha
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