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Vietnam exports seafood mostly to China in Jan.-April

Updated:2022-05-09 11:04:13   Xinhua

Vietnam raked in around 3.6 billion U.S. dollars from seafood export during the period from January to April this year, with China being the biggest market, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

China accounted for 32 percent of Vietnam's seafood export during the cited period, followed by the United States with 24.5 percent, Vietnam News Agency cited the association as saying on Sunday.

After two years of being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the market demand for seafood has recovered and increased remarkably, with the export up 44.5 percent year on year, the news agency cited Deputy Director of the VASEP Training and Trade Promotion Center Le Hang as saying.

As the global seafood supply became even more unstable, Vietnamese seafood enterprises have seized the opportunity to increase export with much more deals closed at higher values than in 2021, she said.

The VASEP estimates that China and the United States will continue to be the key markets for Vietnam's seafood as well as the main drivers of the seafood export growth in the coming months, according to the report.

Vietnam reaped nearly 8.9 billion dollars from exporting seafood in 2021, up 5.7 percent from the previous year, according to the country's General Statistics Office. ■

Keywords:   China Vietnam Trade