(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Vietnam's shrimp exports to the EU as of June 15, 2022 reached US$338 million, up by 51% over the same period last year. Shrimp exports to this market grew quite steadily, ranging from 34%-83% in the first months of this year.
Like the US market, demand in the EU recovered after Covid. So despite difficulties such as the high food inflation, soaring sea freight rates and high container costs, Vietnamese businesses took advantage of the situation to promote shrimp exports to this market. In the context of price inflation, the EVFTA is an even more favorable factor to support shrimp exports to the EU.
In the first 5 months of this year, Vietnam's shrimp exports to the EU reached 304 million USD, up by 51% over the same period last year, recorded the highest export volumes compared to previous years’ same period.
Countries in EU increased their imports of vannamei by 46% with US$236 million, accounting for 78%. Black tiger shrimp imports from Vietnam skyrocketed 75% to over 50 million USD, accounting for 16.5% of shrimp exports to this market. The top 3 markets in the bloc including the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium all increased 58-91% of Vietnam's shrimp imports in the first 5 months of 2022.
Demand for sustainable and organic shrimp products is growing in Europe. Convenience products are also in high demand.
Vietnam's shrimp exports to the EU in the coming months will continue to be affected by inflation in Europe, as the EUR depreciates against the USD. The economies of Europe are also dealing with the crisis from the Russia-Ukraine war, the cost of gasoline, the soar of price of goods. The EU's shrimp import demand in the following months may decrease and is expected to increase again in the last months of the year.
Compiled by My Hanh