(seafood.vasep.com.vn) According to data of Vietnam Customs, as of December 15, 2021, Vietnam's shrimp exports reached $3.7 billion, up 3.7% over the same period in 2020. Shrimp exports for the whole year in 2021 are estimated at about 3.88 billion USD, up 4% compared to 2020. In which, exports to the US and EU markets continue to record good growth rates.
Despite the piling up of difficulties, shrimp exports for the whole year of 2021 still achieved positive growth. This is thanks to the great efforts of businesses and the safe and flexible anti-epidemic policy according to Resolution 128/NQ-CP of the Government, helping shrimp production and export quickly recover in the latter monthsof 2021, creating export momentum for 2022.
The bright spot of Vietnamese shrimp in 2021 is to maintain good growth in the US market. As of December 15, 2021, Vietnam's shrimp exports to the US reached over 1 billion USD, up 22% over the same period in 2020.
In 2021, Vietnam's shrimp market share in the US market has increased to 13% from 11% in 2020. In the US market, Vietnamese shrimp will also increase its competitiveness when the US doubles anti-dumping duties on imported from India (the largest supplier of shrimp for the US). Retail sales in the US remained up during the pandemic. Demand for restaurants and food services in the US gradually recovered thanks to the economic stimulus packages of the US Government and the strategy of opening up and living with Covid. The growth rate of Vietnam's shrimp exports to the US will continue until the first quarter of 2022.
Along with the US, the EU is also a shrimp import market of Vietnam that recorded positive activities in 2021. Accumulated to December 15, 2021, Vietnam's shrimp exports to the EU reached 576.6 million USD, an increase of 17 % over the same period in 2020. Exports to 3 main markets (Netherlands, Germany, Belgium) increased by 8%, 22% and 17% respectively.
Particularly in November 2021, shrimp exports to the EU reached US$66.5 million, up 86.4%, of which, exports of most member countries had a breakthrough: to the Netherlands increased by 47%, to Germany increased by 87 % and to Belgium increased by 118%. In addition, shrimp exports to some other markets in the bloc also increased spectacularly such as to France up 161%, to Denmark up 99%, to Sweden up 196%, to Italy up 123%...
One year after the EVFTA Agreement between Vietnam and the EU took effect, Vietnam's shrimp exports to the EU market recorded good growth.
In order to recover the post-Covid-19 economy, the EU has activated many support packages and disbursed production recovery funds to rebuild commodity supply chains. In the last months of 2021, the EU is very scarce for goods because many of its supply partners for the EU are struggling with the Covid-19 epidemic, plus the pressure of rising sea freight rates while consumer demand in the last few months is very low. year-end of the EU population increased.
For more information on Vietnam's shrimp production and export, the world's shrimp import trends in 2016-2021, the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on Vietnam's shrimp exports, please refer to VASEP "Report on Vietnam's shrimp industry in 2016-2021 and forecast to 2025".