Fishery exports in May alone were estimated at US$671 million.
The US, Japan, China and the Republic of Korea were the four biggest importers of Vietnamese aquatic products between January and April, making up 52.7% of total fishery exports in the period.
Meanwhile, markets with strong growth in aquatic imports from Vietnam were the Netherlands (60.2%), China (28.8%), the UK (27.4%) and Germany (27%).
Also in May, the country imported about US$165 million worth of fishery products, raising the five-month aquatic import value to US$698 million, up 33.5% from a year earlier.
The MARD added in the first five months, while total export value of agro-forestry-fishery products reached US$15.6 billion, about US$12.29 billion was spent on importing these products, respectively up 9.9% and 10.6% from the same period last year.