Seafood export value estimated at US$844 million early 2017

The value of seafood exports in the first two months of 2017 was estimated at US$844 million, representing a year-on-year decline of 3.1%, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

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Workers at a shrimp processing factory 
In February, the export value was US$351 million.

In the two months, Vietnam imported seafood worth US$196 million, an increase of 19.1% from 2016. Seafood import value in February was US$99 million.

According to the MARD, seafood output in the first two months was 389,000 tonnes, up 1.5%, with tuna and anchovy producing the highest output.

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