Strong demand for shrimp, swai, tuna and crab keeps US atop Vietnam's seafood exporting market
SEAFOOD.COM NEWS [Vietnam News Summary] April 22, 2014
According to the Import and Export Department of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the US is currently the largest market for Vietnam’s seafood exports, accounting for 22% of total seafood shipments.
Seafood exports to the US returned US$1.5 billion in 2013, a 27.4% rise over 2012, and US$155.6 million in January, an 87.8% year-on-year increase.
The US has been a leading importer of shrimp, pangasius, tuna and crab from Vietnam, which accounted for 95.7% of the country’s total seafood export value to the US market last year, including 54.7% shrimp, 25% pangasius, 12.3% tuna and 3.5% crab.Full Story »