Shrimp industry in the Mekong Delta gradually recovers

(seafood. Despite the Covid-19 epidemic, Vietnam's shrimp exports in the last months of 2021 are still on the growth track after a period of stagnation. This has contributed to increasing the price of raw shrimp in the Mekong Delta. By the end of October 2021, Vietnam's shrimp export turnover reached 3.2 billion USD, up 2.6% over the same period last year.

Shrimp industry in the Mekong Delta gradually recovers

According to many experts and businesses, thanks to the southern provinces and cities to adapt to the Covid-19 epidemic in the new situation, the supply chain is connected smoothly, so Vietnam's shrimp exports gradually recovered from October 2021.

In addition, the fourth quarter is the time when the import demand of European countries, the US ... is always high to meet consumption at the end of the year. Besides, the shrimp industry is also supported by the increasing market price of shrimp. Raw shrimp prices in most major producing countries such as India and Indonesia tend to increase due to shortages.

The increase in the price of raw shrimp along with the gradual recovery of exports has opened up a bright future for the shrimp industry in the last months of the year. This is also the motivation for shrimp farmers and seafood exporters to overcome the most difficult period of the shrimp industry ever due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic.

The price of raw shrimp in the Mekong Delta is recovering and increasing gradually in the past few weeks, which has partly relieved the risk pressure on farming households. Currently, the purchase price at ponds for white-leg shrimp of 100 pcs/kg is 90,000 VND, 40-60 shrimp/kg is from 120,000-140,000 VND, 30 pcs/kg is 160,000 VND, 25 pcs/kg is 180,000 VND. , 20 pcs/kg: 240,000 VND. Black tiger shrimp 20 pcs/kg are bought by traders for about 250,000 VND, 30 pcs/kg are from 180,000-190,000 VND. With such a purchase price, shrimp farmers are still profitable even though the prices of feed and aquatic drugs are still high.


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