(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In June 2022, Vietnam's total exports of marine products reached over 377 million USD, rising 32% to the same period in 2021. In the first 6 months of 2022, Vietnam's exports of marine products reached more than 2 billion USD, up 26% over the same period last year. Currently, marine products exports account for 35% of the country's total seafood export value.
Vietnam's marine products exports include the following product groups: other marine fish (accounting for 47.1% of Vietnam's total marine products export value); tuna (accounting for 27.2%); Cephalopod (16.9%); crabs, swimming crabs and other crustaceans (5.1%); mollusk shells (3.6%) and the leftover are other mollusks.
In the first 6 months of 2022, the export value of caught marine products increased except for a group of other mollusk exports. Tuna exports recorded the strongest growth rate of 56%, reaching more than USD 553 million.
Exports of crabs, other crustanceans and cephalopods increased by 45%
Exports of crabs, other crustaceans and cephalopods increased by 45% and 29%, respectively. Exports of bivalve mollusks increased by 21%, exports of other marine fish increased by 12%. Only other mollusks exports decreased by 29% but this product only accounted for a very small proportion.
Processing and exporting marine products are concentrated in Ho Ho Chi Minh City, Khanh Hoa, Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Long An, Kien Giang, etc. In general, exports of other marine products in June this year still maintained a stable growth compared to the previous months.
The continuous war in Russia has negatively affected many economic sectors, including fishing, causing the cost of fishing to rise. Thus, enterprises still have to face a shortage of raw materials.
Compiled by Thuy Linh