Top ten shrimp and tra fish exporters

The Minh Phu Seafood Corporation continues to be the leading shrimp and tra fish exporter in the country, recording US$75.7 million in exports during the first three months of this year, triple that of second ranked Quoc Viet Company.

According to Vietnam Customs, shrimp exports in the first quarter of this year hit more than US$436 million, up 9.28 percent over the same period last year. Japan is the biggest importer, accounting for 26 percent, followed by the US (20.7 percent), EU (13.7 percent), China (11.7 percent) and the Republic of Korea (7.7 percent).

Below is a list of the top ten shrimp and tra fish exporters in terms of export value in the first quarter of 2012:

The Minh Phu Seafood Corporation - US$75.7 million

Quoc Viet Company - US$24.25 million

Soc Trang Seafood Joint Stock Company (Stapimex) - US$21 million

Ca Mau Seafood Processing and Services Joint Stock Corporation (CASES) - US$19.27 million

Sao Ta Foods Joint Stock Company (Fimex VN) - US$16.94 million

Minh Hai Seafood Joint Stock Company (Sea Minh Hai) - US$13.7 million

Ut Xi Aquatic Products Processing Joint Stock Company (Utxico) - US$12.42 million

Thuan Phuoc Company - US$12.38 million

Hai Viet Joint Stock Company (Havico) - US$12 million

Anh Khoa Company Ltd - US$11.6 million

Vietnam Customs said tra fish exports in the reviewed period reached US$425 million, a year-on-year increase of 13 percent. The EU is the biggest importer, making up 26.5 percent of the total export value, followed by the US with 19.3 percent, Mexico with 8.1 percent and ASEAN member countries with 6.4 percent.

The top ten tra fish exporters:

Vinh Hoan Corporation- US$35.54million

Hung Vuong Corporation - US$31.83 million

Viet An Joint Stock Company (Anvifish) - US$22.91 million

An Giang Fisheries Import and Export JS Company (Agrifish Co) - US$22.27 million

NTSF Seafood JS Company - US$14.94 million

Southern Fishery Industries Company (South Vina) - US$12.39 million

IDI Investment and Development JS Company - US$11.26 million

Dai Thanh Ltd Company - US$11.08 million

Hung Ca Ltd Company - US$10.94 million

Nam Viet Joint Stock Company - US$10.41million