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(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In the first five months of 2020, Japan imported cephalopod from 11 suppliers. China, Vietnam, and Thailand were the three largest suppliers, accounting for 81%, 9.5%, and 4.8% of the total import value of Japanese cephalopod respectively.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) After a slight decrease in the first two months of the year due to the impact of Covid-19 epidemic, Vietnamese cephalopod exports to China has recovered slightly in March and increased sharply in April 2020. It is expected that exports of cephalopod to this market will continue to grow well in May.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) According to the International Trade Center (ITC), in the first four months of this year, South Korea imported cephalopod from nine importers, of which Vietnam was the third-largest supplier. Cephalopod imports of South Korea in the first four months of this year reached nearly US$96 million, down 13.4% over the same period in 2019. China was the largest supplier of cephalopod for South Korea. South Korea's cephalopod imports from staple suppliers all slumped.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In May 2020, Vietnamese cephalopod exports reached nearly US$ 42 million, down nearly 25% compared to May 2019. In the first 5 months of the year, cephalopod exports reached nearly US$192 million, down 21.2% over the same period in 2019. The impact of the COVID-19 epidemic reduced demand and production materials. Therefore, Vietnamese cephalopod exports in the first 5 months of 2020 continued to decline.

Coastal provinces across the country have ramped up the installation of vessel monitoring systems (VMS) in fishing ships as part of measures to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

The Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh plans to expand breeding clams on more than 15,000ha of alluvial grounds along coastal areas, with priority given to poor households, Pham Minh Truyen, director of the province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In the first quarter of 2020, the Covid-19 epidemic broke out worldwide, especially the countries that are importing a lot of Vietnam's seafood, making the country's seafood export results nearly 10% lower than the same period in 2019 to reach 1.62 billion USD.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) South Korea is still the largest importer of Vietnamese cephalopod, accounting for 39.9% of Vietnam's total export of cephalopod to markets. In the fourth quarter of 2019, cephalopod exports to South Korea reached US$ 61.4 million, down nearly 32% compared to the fourth quarter of 2018.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) The EU accounted for 66% of Vietnam's total export value of bivalve mollusk to markets. Portugal, Spain and Italia were the three main importers of Vietnamese bivalve mollusk representing for 80% export value to the EU. In the third quarter, exports to these three markets increased sharply by 68%, 13% and 45%. Therefore, exports to the EU grew by 35% in the third quarter and 8.6% in the first 9 months.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Vietnamese cephalopod exports to the US in the first 9 months of 2019 reached US$11.4 million, up 63.7% over the same period in 2018. As of September 2019, Vietnamese exports of this item to the US grew continously.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) The US was the largest crabs importer of Vietnam, accounting for 39.8% of Vietnamese crabs exports to markets. In the first 7 months of 2019, Vietnamese crabs exports to the US were not stable, the export value of this product to the US rose sharply in January and March while declining in the other months.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) The Netherlands is the third largest importer for Vietnamese cephalopod, accounting for 9% of Vietnamese cephalopod exports to the EU and 1.1% of Vietnamese cephalopod total exports to all markets. In the first 7 months of 2019, Vietnamese cephalopod exports to the Netherlands reached US $ 3.7 million, up 26.8% over the same period in 2018. Particularly in July 2019, the export of this item to the Netherlands reached US $ 0.9 million, up 12.2% compared to July 2018.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In the first quarter of 2019, Vietnam's bivalve mollusk exports increased slightly by 0.6% mainly due to sharp increase in exports in January, but from February to the end of June, exports declined continously. Export of bivalve mollusk has reversed to go up in July 2019. In the first 7 months of 2019, exports of this commodity reached nearly US$52 million, up slightly 0.24% over the same period in 2018.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) After a decline in the second quarter of 2019, Vietnamese bivalve mollusk exports grew well in the third quarter of 2019 with an increase of 25.5% to US$25.4 million. In the first 9 months of 2019, Vietnamses export of this item reached nearly US$69 million, up 4.3% year on year.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Vietnamese cephalopod exports in the first 9 months of 2019 reached US$428.2 million, down 9.6% over the same period in 2018. Particularly in September 2019, cephalopod exports reached US$42.6 million, down 25.4% over the same period in 2018.


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