( In 2016, thanks to brighter economy and higher private consumption in Israel, the country raised importing tuna from the the world, including Vietnam. In 2016, Israel is an important market of Vietnam tuna exporters. Vietnam tuna sales to the market reached US$26 million, up 50% compared to the same period of 2015. This is the 4th largest importer of Vietnam tuna.

( ASEAN currently held as the 4th largest tuna importer in the world, and the market ranked the 3rd out of top largest tuna buyer from Vietnam. According to statistics of the International Trade Centre (ITC), as of Oct 2016, tuna imports into ASEAN countries reached US$1.3 billion, up 25% compared to the same period of 2015.

Vietnam exported around 200 million USD worth of tuna products to the US in 2016, representing a year-on-year increase of 5 percent.

( The US stays as the 2nd largest tuna importer in the world, behind Japan, and accounting for 11-13% of the world's tuna imports. This country is also the largest buyer of Vietnam’s tuna. However, in the last 2 years, tuna imports into the US were unstable.

( Despite the decrease in 2015, Italy's tuna imports in 2016 had recovered. In Jan-Aug 2016, Italy’s tuna imports totaled US$563 million, up 5.3% compared to the same period in 2015. In late 2016, thanks to higher demand for holidays, tuna imports into the country expected to continue the rise.

( After the continuous decline in the last 3 months, Vietnam's tuna exports to China rebounded. With this growth, Vietnam’s tuna exports to China next year expected to continue the rise.

The Vietnam Directorate of Fisheries and the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) jointly launched a training course on protecting dolphins during fishing tuna in Phu Yen province on December 13.

( After the continuous slump, Vietnam's tuna exports to the EU in 2016 has recovered, especially in the end of the year.

Vietnam tuna exports to the EU is showing signs of recovery and upturn in the remainder of this year after several months of declines, hitting US$87.9 million in ten months, a year-on-year rise of 4.9%.

( In the first 10 months of 2016, Vietnam’s tuna exports totaled US$410 million, up 5.2% compared to the same period last year. During this period, Vietnam’s enterprises tended to boost exports of frozen tuna loins (HS code 0304) and cooked tuna loin or flake (HS code 1604). Exports of frozen tuna loin reached US$196.3 million, accounting for 47.8% of Vietnam’s total tuna exports.

( Italy is one of the biggest markets in the world for tuna consumption with a 3% rise in the import demand in the first half of 2016. In particular, imports frozen tuna as raw materials surged up 17%. Shipments to the market accounted for 6% Vietnam tuna exports. Recently, Italy stayed as a potential importing market of Vietnam, for both frozen and processed segments.

( The US claimed as the largest importer of Vietnam tuna for both frozen and processed items.

( In the first 9 months of 2016, Vietnam tuna exports totaled US$354.6 million, an increase of 3.8% over the same period last year. Of that, exports of fresh/live/frozen tuna (HS code 03) accounted for 57.8% of total export value.

( Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam are top 3 largest suppliers of tuna to Israel. According to the ITC, as of Jun 2016, tuna imports into Israel totaled over US$37 million, in which, imports from Thailand hit US$10.8 million, imports from Philiipines hit US$8 million and imports from Vietnam reached nearly US$7 million.

( After the decline in 3 consecutive years, Vietnam tuna exports this year showed signs of recovery. Tuna sales in August 2016 hit US$43.8 million, up 10% year on year. Through August 2016, the figure was US$309.8 million, up 2.1% year on year.


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