Vietnam raw shrimp output and prices increased

( According to data from the Department of Fisheries, as of March 20, 2024, the shrimp farming area reached about 348,670 hectares, including 334,799 hectares of black tiger prawn farming area and 13,871 hectares of white leg shrimp farming area.

Vietnam raw shrimp output and prices increased

Shrimp production is estimated to reach 161.1 thousand tons, an increase of 4.8% over the same period in 2023. Of which, white leg shrimp production recorded a growth of 6%, and black tiger prawn production increased by 2% over the same period last year. last.

Ca Mau, Bac Lieu, and Soc Trang were the top 3 localities leading the country in shrimp production and export. Ca Mau ranked first in shrimp production with 22,942 tons of black tiger shrimp in the first quarter of this year, down 5%, and white leg shrimp with 33,567 tons, down 5%. Ca Mau has strengths in shrimp farming, with a shrimp farming area of about 280,000 hectares and output reaching 230,000 tons per year, including many types of farming such as super-intensive farming, intensive farming, extensive farming, improved extensive farming, and shrimp farming. forests, shrimp, and rice...

Ca Mau's shrimp export turnover in 2023 reached over 1 billion USD, accounting for 40% of the area, 22% of output, and nearly 30% of the country's shrimp export value.

Bac Lieu ranked second in shrimp production in the first quarter of this year with 12,502 tons of giant tiger prawn, down 14%, and 13,577 tons of white leg shrimp, up 56% over the same period.

Over the years, Bac Lieu shrimp has had a certain position, being present in many markets that are considered demanding.

The entire province currently has 45 seafood processing factories meeting export standards to European countries, the US, Japan, Korea, China, Australia, the Middle East, etc., with a designed capacity of nearly 210,000 tons per year, ranking third nationwide.

Next is Soc Trang in the first quarter of this year, with output reaching 1,135 tons of black tiger shrimp, down 53%, and 9,080 tons of whiteleg shrimp, up 50% over the same period.

The province's brackish water shrimp area and output in 2023 both exceeded the planned targets. In 2024, Soc Trang province sets a target brackish water shrimp farming area of 50,320 hectares with an output of 215,000 tons.

Currently, cooperatives and shrimp farming households in Soc Trang have converted the traditional form of shrimp farming in earthen ponds to shrimp farming in canvas-lined ponds, with shrimp farming in two, three, or more stages combined with the installation of automatic environmental monitoring equipment.

In the first quarter of this year, Soc Trang, Ca Mau, and Bac Lieu led in shrimp export turnover, accounting for 23%, 20%, and 11% of the country's total shrimp export turnover, respectively.

Prices on Vietnam's raw whiteleg shrimp and giant tiger prawn farms have also tended to increase since January this year.


Ms Kim Thu


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