Aquatic exports hit US$ 5.91 billion in nine months

Wednesday, 2017-09-27 17:22:03
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NDO/ VNA – Aquatic exports in September 2017 are estimated to reach 696 million USD, pushing the total exports of the products, in the first nine months of this year, to US$ 5.91 billion, up 18.1% over the same period last year.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the leading markets for Vietnamese aquatic products include the US, Japan, China and the Republic of Korea, with the four markets consuming 55.5% of the total products.

Strong growth was seen in China with 63.3%, the Netherlands with 35.1%, and the UK with 29.5%.

Meanwhile, the country imported US$ 124 million worth of aquatic products in September and US$ 1.04 billion in the January-September period, the ministry reported.

Due to poor supply and high demand, both tra fish and shrimp prices in the Mekong Delta region surged sharply domestically.