Cuttlefish, squid and octopus products have been shipped to 54 countries, less in number than last year. However, the total export value still increased as most export markets saw a growth.
Nine countries, namely the Republic of Korea, Japan, the EU, ASEAN, China, Israel, Taiwan, the US and Australia remain top importers of Vietnam cuttlefish and octopus. They made up 99% of the total export value in the first half of this year.
Exports to these markets saw a growth compared to the previous times. For instance, exports to the ROK jumped by 40.5% to US$95 million, keeping the country the largest importer of Vietnam cuttlefish and octopus.
Japan came second with US$63 million, up 39.4%, followed by the EU with US$51.5 million, up 101.6% and ASEAN with US$30 million, up 30%.
The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors forecast that cuttlefish and octopus exports will continue to rise.