Latest information from the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) said that after more than three consecutive years of decline, Vietnam's tuna exports showed signs of recovery.
Accordingly, in August, tuna exports reached $ 43.8 million; increased more than 10% over the same period in 2015. In the first eight months of this year, the value of tuna exports reached $ 309.8 million; up 2.1% over the same period last year. In particular, the value of tuna exports in June reached the highest level compared with the remaining months, with the best growth rate of 20.6% over the same period in 2015. In February, the export value reached the lowest and the strongest decrease of 20.6% over the same period. From June to August, exports continued to grow over the same period in 2015.
VASEP also cited data from Vietnam Customs, showing that fresh / live / frozen tuna exports continued to dominate, accounting for 58.3% of Vietnam's total export of tuna. The share of this product increased compared to the same period last year (54.4%). Meanwhile, processed tuna exports accounted for 41.7%; down from 45.6% of the same period last year. Compared to the same period last year, exports of fresh / live / frozen tuna jumped 9.5 percent to $ 180.7 million while exports of tuna processed (HS16) fell 6.7 percent. $ 129 million. 8 major tuna import markets of Vietnam including USA, EU, ASEAN, China, Israel, Japan, Canada, Mexico; accounting for 88.2% of the total value of Vietnam's tuna exports. Of which, exports to China grew by 68.5%; followed by ASEAN with 26.7%, Israel with 18% and the United States with 1%. In the EU alone, export value decreased 11.5% compared to the same period last year.
Theo Tr. Nguyễn (Người lao động)