Sharp rise in imports of seafood

VOV.VN - Despite a slight decrease in the imports of seafood in June, the value of seafood imports jumped 32.5% to US$860.67 million during the first half of this year, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

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There was growth seen in seafood imports from most markets over the period, compared to the same period last year. Only three markets suffered a decline, namely Myanmar (down 29.1% to US$1.4 million), Denmark (down 20.3% to US$9.68 million) and China (down 3.1% to US$58.21 million).

India was the biggest supplier of seafood products to Vietnam, making up 23.1% of the country’s total imports with US$198.55 million, up 16.9%, trailed by Norway (up 68.5% to US$88.29 million), Southeast Asia (up 44.9% to US$63.46 million) and Taiwan (up 32.4% to US$55.5 million).

It’s noteworthy that imports from Canada saw the highest growth, skyrocketing 105.6% to US$14.24 million. Other markets also witnessed tremendous growth such as the Republic of Korea (up 90.7% to US$41.56 million), Chile (up 78.3% to US$40.56 million) and Malaysia (up 75.5% to US$3.32 million).


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