( After the rebound in April 2016, Vietnam's tuna exports posted a fall in May. According to the statistics of Vietnam Customs, tuna sales in May 2016 hit nearly US$38.45 million, down 7.3% over the same period. The figure in first 5 months of this year estimated at US$179.9 million, down 4% year on year.

( In Apr 2016, Vietnam's tuna exports valued nearly US$42.5 million, up 2.5% compared to the same period of 2015. The figure in the first 4 months of this year estimated at over US$141 million, down 3% from Jan-Apr 2015.

( While Vietnam's tuna exports to major markets such as the U.S, the EU and Japan were on the downward trend in the first 3 months of this year, the figure to ASEAN showed the positive growth. The total export value of tuna to this market in QI/2016 reached US$10.3 million, up 19.5% from QI/2015.

( Appearing in the top 10 largest tuna importers of Vietnam in the late 2015, China is regarded as a potential importing market of Vietnam tuna. In the first 3 months of this year, Vietnam's tuna exports to this market experienced a 3-digit growth, while those to others posted a year-on year decrease.

( In the first two months of 2016, Vietnam's tuna exports to Italy jumped up after a sharp decline in 2015. The total export value of tuna to the market in Jan-Feb 2016 reached more than US$5 million, up 189% year on year.

( The cargo of 5 tunas (volume of nearly 230 kg) originated from Binh Dinh province, Vietnam and caught under Japanese techniques have been auctioned successfully in Sakai city (Osaka Prefecture, Japan) by Japan-based Kato Hitoshi General Office Co. Ltd. The average auction price of Vietnam tuna is higher than that of tuna from many countries in the Asian region.

( In Feb 2016, Vietnam tuna exports reached nearly US$24 million, down 21% year on year. The cumulative figure in the first two months of 2016 hit US$60.7 million, down 4% from the same period of 2015 (US$63.3 million).

( Vietnam's tuna exports in Jan 2016 showed the advance after the continuous slump in 2015. The tuna exports in Jan 2016 rose 11% compared to the same period of 2015, reaching nearly US$36.9 million.

( In the late 2015, Vietnam's tuna exports to the U.S. showed a decline. However, the total tuna exports to the U.S. in 2015 of Vietnam reached over US$190 million, up 8.5% compared to 2014. The U.S. remained to be the largest importer of Vietnam tuna.

( In 2015, Vietnam tuna exports to Italy saw the decrease. Howerver, in the early 2016, tuna exports to the market have recovered.

( With ocean tuna capture production of 17,000 MT, Vietnamese enterprises import an additional of 5,000 MT of ocean tuna for processing each year.

( Total value of Vietnam's tuna imports from countries in 2015 recorded US$214.9 million, an increase of 16.8% compared to 2014. Imports of most tuna products are rising, especially raw tuna.

( Tuna fishermen in the central coastal province of Binh Dinh came back to shore with a bountiful catch of tuna after nearly a month offshore.

( Eight ocean tuna caught by fishermen from the central province of Binh Dinh, Vietnam, were recently auctioned in Japan. A 39kg tuna sold for the highest price of 1,600 yen/kg, earning nearly $600.

( In the last 2 years, Egypt and other countries in the Middle East have been a new destination for tuna from Southeast Asia.


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